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.
GreyhoundMom (1) - - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Picked it up for an evening with friends who are wine and beer drinkers - one who is closing in on a Ph.D. in history. The packaging (including the notation it came from a recipe dating back to around 1700) made it a fun an appealing treat to be passed around for tasting and discussion. I loved it - as did they.
jxtx (1) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Though there is debate on proper drinking of mead, I find that it is best served heated to steaming and poured into a horn to be enjoyed momentarily. Chilled is good, but the aroma does not come to life until it is heated. Appearance is ideal, being called viking blod, it has a dark red hue. Taste is full of honey and hibiscus, and at warm temperature, the hop taste is missing, which is ideal for me.
dwyerpg (5456) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely wonderful mead. Sweet and strong, it’s dominated by the honey. The only knock really is that perhaps it seems just a tad bit too alcoholic, but mostly this is great stuff. A bit expensive as well.
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn good mead. Had this last night at my buddies wedding. Served in a horn so I can’t comment on the appearance. I was pretty wasted when I drank it but from what I recall it’s one of the better meads I have had. Smells super sweet with hints of vanilla and pears. Taste is phenomenal. Alcohol is very well hidden and it’s not too sweet.
asceticbrewer (69) - 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.
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This mead is truly out of this world. It pours a reddish gold. The aroma is of herbs, raisins, flowers, and some mild spice. The flavor is amazing. Smooth, sweet, but not too sweet. It has enough dryness to remind me of amontillado sherry. Notes of raisins, orange peel, and some cinnamin or mint on a dry honey canvas. I’m new to mead, but I think started in the right spot.
VikingMetalGod (39) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
MMM, unique aroma. Herbal, flowery honey smell. Very Sweet. Pours dark gold/amber, still, with no head. I think I just want to smell it and keep it at that out of fear that the taste won’t live up! WHOA to the alcohol flavor! At 19%, i’m not surprised! Taste is very sweet and alcoholic but not as sweet as I"m used to with the mead around here, which is nice. After the initial sweetness, it becomes dry and finishes spicy with herbal overtones throughout. SO many flavors! Mouthfeel is lightly syrupy with a pleasant burn in the end.With all the alcohol (and $30 a bottle) its a sipper, not a swigger. I recommend this to all that love mead and are able to obtain this rarity (at least for my neck of the woods). A fitting drink for my fellow viking warriors!
frankenkitty (2005) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours still with sticky legs and the color of a copper penny. Wooden aroma with a spiced background. Caramel, whisky, greenery, honey, cereal... Honeycomb cereal to be closer to fact. Smooth, sweet and alcohol-potent, the flavor finds a honey sweetness with a touch of wood and a mild "green" sharpness. Thick, sweet, warming and palate-coating, it performs on all the levels I expect a fine mead to accomplish. Quite excellent, this ranks right up there with some of my favorite Polish meads. ~~~~~~~~~~ Purchased June 2007 from Grapes of Mirth, Columbus, OH.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was nearly pissed off after I got home from the beer store after purchasing this when I spent $20 for this 750. Then I drank it, shared it with others, and drank some more. Overall, a bunch of people got to try it from my purchase and all were quite happy with it. So, either everyone else is bashing this mead or they simply don’t like mead. Anyway, the mead pours to a very sexy glowing bronze body with a peach-like tint. The legs are long, thick, and lasting. Watery yet viscous looking. The aroma is divine. Sweet honey, flowers, sherry. The alcohol is vaporous and hits the nose very nicely. It lingers nicely. There are notes of hibiscus. The flavor is sweet honey up front with flowers and aged hops with some sherry. Light sulfurous characteristics. The palate is sweet, slightly sticky, nicely coating, but perhaps a touch thin. Anyway, this was great!