anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Taphouse, Copenhagen. Pours a clear pale amber color with no head. Has a Sweetish spicy honey aroma with weak hoppy hints. Sweetish spicy honey flavor. Has a sweetish spicy honey finish with weak hints of hops.
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Taphouse, Copenhagen. Clear orange colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, alcohol and honey.
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mead tasting Taphouse. Ceramic bottle. 16 years old mead. Aroma dominated by alcohol. Other notes are of course of honey but apart from that also some spicyness and a hint of apples. Very sweet apples spices flavor with a good deal of alcohol. Long sweet finish.
NORSAND (37) - - AUG 10, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Non vintage. Bottle aged for 10 years after purchase. 14.8 % ABV.
Tasting notes by memory:
Amber colour. Appealing, complex and sweet nose with honey, herbs and spices.
Rich and sweet (but not overly sweet) taste, complex, rounded, and well balanced. Did not in any way appear to be (too) old. The 14.8% alcohol was perfectly integrated.
Although stored cold, within a few weeks after opening the mjød had lost part of its freshness and appeal and in particular the nose had undergone a negative transformation. So the advice is: Storing quality mjød can be rearding, but once opened, do (presumably) as the old vikings and drink it up!
Rasmus40 (12922) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Salling, Aarhus. Clear amber without head. Aroma is sweet, honey and flowers. Flavor is very sweet. Very sweet finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 220313
Camons (7372) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Salling. Pours clear yellow, no head. Aroma of honey, light wood, spice. Flavor is sweet with honey, spice, little flowery. Full body, oily mouthfeel, warming alcohol. 220313.
chrisv10 (12204) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ Salling. Dark golden with no head. Aroma is honey and spices. Flavour is honey, sweet, spices, herbal and warming.
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep golden colour, with no head. Aroma is alcohol, some sweet honey, mild fruity and floral notes along with some slight sappyness. Flavour is honey, ripe fruits, mild sap and resiny notes along with some slight alcohol as well. Pleasantly balanced.
Christian (11628) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark golden with no head. Intense and sweet honey aroma with herbs and alcohol. Sweet honey and herb flavour.
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ceramic bottle 750ml. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TTODRBSG10 - Ulfborg.
Clear medium amber orange color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate honey, spicy honey, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, spicy honey. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic.