ordybill (382) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a large ceramic bottle into a snifter.
Aroma- Has a sweet fruit aroma with a strong alcohol smell.
Appearance- The color of watered down apple juice, with no head.
Taste- The flavor is not bad but it is nowhere near tasting like a beer. Once you get that out of your head the honey flavor isn’t bad, there is a strong alcohol taste and bite.
Palate- Dry, light bodied beer with no carbonation. Has a syrup like texture.
Overall- I think this is slightly over-rated by those before me. It would make a nice aperitif.
asceticbrewer (56) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, poured into Duvel glass. Absolutely no head. Aroma is thick honey, floral hops, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, but not cloying, with slight notes of hibiscus and hops, and a heavy alcohol burn. As for mouth feel, it is a little thick for y liking, but overall still a very excellent mead.
Skinnyviking (7492) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mead tasting at Taphouse. Ceramic bottle. Mild sweet herbal honey aroma. Flavor a bit more spicy than herbal because of the hibiscus. The sweetness of they honey and the high alcohol percentage is however still present. Long finish.
HulkingMarine (1) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is delicious; unlike anything I have tasted. Kicks you in the face with floral sweetness and a full bodied texture, and has an after taste of honey. Drank the bottle in about 15 minutes and did have a nice buzz.
BiiruBierBeer (386) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Smells like carpet cleaner. Taste is not much better. Heavy floral and spice taste with a bit of honey. Has a nasty alcohol bite. Nasty as hell.
redknob (36) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick syrupy floral sweetness. Almost like port wine. Viking vampires give it two horns up.
MichaelAwesome (4982) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
If blood would taste like that I´d easily be addicted I guess. This one is so special, so lambic-style and fruity - I wondered it was a mead. A touch of honey, but the rest is fresh fruits, some fermentation and a deep body with a bit of grain in the back. Wonderful.
McTapps (4990) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample by courtesy of Meilby - thank you, Kenni! The mead has got a hazy light brown colour with a smooth body. Aroma of honey and herbs. Taste of herbal and characterful honey, sage, green hops and flowers. Herbal finish with an intense honey aftertaste. Smooth to drink, enjoyed it.
MrFecesious (1144) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Clear gold, long legs. Aroma of burnt honey, wood, earthy sap, and a lot of alcohol. Taste is all sweet. Mouthfeel is nicely smooth and abv is masked great.
GothGargoyle (1536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear pale brown with some viscousity. Aroma is booze, honey, hibiscus, rose water. Full bodied, very sweet on the palate with some fruity notes, warming finish. Taste is honey, hibiscus, rose, sugar, booze.