rlgk (11461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2008 Sample from bottle, huge thanks to gnoff. Clear golden, no head at all. Strong honey aroma, alcohol, some floral notes. Sweet honey flavor, floral notes, oily palte. Alcohol is very well hidden, but you can still feel the strength.
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at patrick767 gathering. Transparent and a gold hue. Nose was honey, sweet, alcohol, and hoppy. Ditto for the flavor. Slightly tingly mouthfeel. Medium body. Pricey and worthy of a try. However, this is not a Mead that I could or would want to drink a lot of at any given time given the ABV. Definitely a sipper for sure and a "warm me up" on a cold, snowy winter’s night. Overall, it was nicely done for the style and one of the better Meads that I have rated.
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Poured bright medium orange.. flat with long, lovely legs. The aroma picked up bright, sweeter honey with thick floral accents.. the alcohol presence singed the nose hairs a bit, but this was very well-balanced. Prickly, warm alcohol and hibiscus hit the tip of the tongue with thick honey and dry, almost stale herbal notes across the middle.. dry, spicy finish with lots of warmth. Thicker-bodied and spicy on the palate.. a bit too strong in a couple places.. a touch stale at times as well. Overall a very enjoyable mead.
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from Patrick767 at a rating party poured a head of clear colored bubbles that were quickly disappearing and left behind a uncarbonated golden brown colored body. The aroma was sweet and nasaly tingly. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting vinous aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of crisp dark honey and was dry. Delicious and one I would certainly have again.
Borup (6290) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber colour witout a head. Aroma and flavour of hops, hibiscus, honey, malt and alcohol.
beerbill (3537) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber tinted towards rose with no head. This is a still mead. Hibiscus is the strongest component to the aroma along with honey, ginger and some spice. The flavor is very sweet honey with hibiscus as the two dominant characteristics with ginger and some spice also present. Finishes with some significant heat. I know there is no ginger in this mead, but the heat tastes more like it comes from ginger than from alcohol. Definitely a slow sipper.
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really enjoyed this one. it pours a nice brown whiskey color, great aroma of sweet honey and hibiscus. this stuff really tastes great and the alcohol isn’t doesn’t come through too much. I would buy this again.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A metheglin mead, brewed with hibiscus and hops. Pours a very surprising dark amber color. No head, still mead. Aroma is extremely floral, from both the hibiscus and the honey. Apart from the floral character, honey is also very big in the aroma. Alcohol is masked in the aroma. Taste is again very floral, but this time the alcohol comes through pretty strong, yet pleasant. Honey and hibiscus are very apparent, hops serve only as a balancing character. After taste is well balanced between malt, alcohol and floral characters. Warming all the way down. Very nice!
ekstedt (5626) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to gnoff for the sample! Clear amber without head. Strong honey aroma with notes of cheap perfume. Medium bodied and smooth. Too sweet.
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle post PP SAF: Deep golden hue with ruby glow, oily legs. The aroma has notes of honey, bread, current, hibiscus, herbal hops, juniper, anise, phenolic and vinous. The flavor profile displays a HUGE SWEETNESS, honey forward with a strong spicy undertone laced with herbs and fruit. The mouth feel is very warming as one would guess, very aggressive alcohol against the sticky character. Honestly this is just TOO MUCH of everything, sip it very slowly.