slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"cold-aroma is white wine like...fruity, mucat...and of course, honey. little/no carbonation. surprisngly full body and a strong sweet honey and fresh fruit flavor. hot-throw in the mulling spices, which include cinnamon, clove and orange peel, and the aroma becomes quite earthy...strong...fills a room. great for the holidays. appearance is now golden instead of yellow. i think if i cut the time heating from 10 minutes to 5, iíd have liked the flavor better hot, but the spices were a little too heavy. Enjoyed it both ways, though. If you like honey, itís for you...if not, donít bother.
marzolan (1) - - MAY 21, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, room temp, not mulled. Pale in terms of mead, but has the honey-gold edge still. Soft floral scents over the expected orangey honey. Medium sweetness, honey evident but not vibrant. Light and thin, still, long finish where the honey notes stand out more.
As a stock option for a casual semi sweet to dessert wine of lower alcohol content it would be welcome in my cellar, but not a thriller. I would enjoy drinking it if it was around, but Iíd investigate the other offerings first.
The lighter notes would probably make this an inexpensive mulled or spiced candidate for cold weather though, and the mulling packs that came with mine were certainly fragrant and pleasing. Might be worth a shot.
annunz123 (864) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, flowers, marshmallows, and alcohol in the aroma. Flavor is mild and sweet, with some spice, marshmallow, and drying alcohol in the finish. Nice flavor and balance in this fine mead.
Bif (1496) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served heated with a golden color. Aroma of honey, spice and herbal. Taste is primarily honey and spice. Has a sweet sticky finish. Moderate body smooth with the 10.5 % ABV well hidden. Nice warmer for the holiday/ winter season.
DarkSong (292) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle mulled. It pours a golden color with no head or carbonation. It has the aroma of honey and spices. It is warm with a floral, citrus, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spice flavor. It is thick with a wonderful honey taste. Itís a shame that this is so hard for me to find. Finding mead has been so difficult that I recently started making my own.
firemarshal (168) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Floral, doughy aroma. Pale, clear, no head or carbonation. Very sweet. Reminds me of a moscato. Light, thin, soft, and long sweet finish. Itís good for what it is, but not for me.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: Virginia Beach - bottle
Aroma floral, herbal with honey. Ending with vanilla
Base: viscous with nice thicker look. Golden.
Palate : medium plus bodied .
Taste: oily with soft honey. Some alcohol dryness. Very smooth refined feel of mead. Nice one.
mike5326 (934) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light clear yellow, placing dissolves fairly quickly. Has a sweet honey smell. Nice light sweet taste, enjoyable on a nice summer day.
EtTuCthulhu (1070) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This mead is a clear very light (quite nearly white) color as it sits in the glass without any head or apparent carbonation. The aroma of this brew has a subtle hint of dough yeast but is mostly somewhere between a pinot grigio and a moscato, and the taste is downright delicious with its heavy sweetness and a touch of sourness; however, the palate is the best facet of this mead due to not only the texture that coats your mouth thickly like velvet and slowly diminishes but also the long sweet finish, flat carbonation, and medium body.
jbruner (2356) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours like a mead, clear yellow no head or lacing. Aroma of honey, grass, vegetables. Taste is sweet salad basically. Nice, not overly sweet or crazy.