kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at room temperature first. Pours honey golden. Smells floral, sweet. Honey, alcohol, spices, hint of hops. Tastes of honey and fruit. Honey, plum, spices, bit of hops, alcohol. Feels viscous in the mouth, finishes with bite of alcohol and spiced honey, again with touch of hops. Delicious.
Floback (523) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Payless Liquors in Southport, IN. Pours a slightly fizzy golden body. The aroma is spicy and sweet with notes of herbs and seasonings that I could never identify. Flavors are robust with licorice, more herbs, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla. A smooth, fiery burn warms the throat as it goes down. Very interesting. Gets on top of you quick, though. I don’t recommend sampling this as you’re trying to study Anatomy for medical school! On second thought, DEFINITELY do exactly that. Adds perspective.
ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from Fine Foods Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen. Pours a clear light golden body. Nose is alcohol, honey, nuts and mild floral tones with hints of undefinable spices. Taste is booze, honey, strange leathery marzipan notes, metal and hints of flowers and bitter herbs. Full, yet alcohol-thinned body. Far too alcoholic for its own good, and with some other off-tones going on at the same time (fusel, perhaps). They really ought to stop putting extra spirit in this one, and rather make a lower ABV with more drinkability. I fail to see how this one can have such a high rating; this is one of the worst commercial meads I’ve had in a long time.
estover (53) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First this should not be served cold, nothing but acetone and burnt honey. When it warms up a bit it develops that wonderful almost roasted honey front middle and finish. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, with a hint of bitter in the finish. Wonderfully warming the whole way down and then some. No carbonation, thus no head but the wonderful nectar clings to the side of the glass.
Benzai (7324) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ RB Danish Summer Gathering 2013 day 2, Ulfborg. Stone jug. Clear yellow-light golden color, no head. Aroma is quite alcoholic, a bit chemical, liquor and vinegar. Taste sweetness, some alcohol, some candy sweetness combined with strong alcohol. Somehow pretty drinkable.
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at jans ... light amber ... soft open alcohol honey nose ... light firey honey... light sweet honey ... light alcohol burn ... not fire but light alcohol spice...
markwise (4429) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a clear still yellow. Nose is big honey with some metallic notes, huge booze, and a bit of honeycomb. Flavor is similar with honeycomb, booze, sugar, and mild fruit. Medium in body for a mead and not bad overall.
gunnfryd (10271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour Aroma is honey, alcohol, flower. Flavour is honey, alcohol, flower. OK mead.
Camons (5660) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Salling. Pours clear yellow, lacings. Aroma of honey, apples, alcohol. Flavor is sweet honey, green apples, flowers, boozy. Full body, oily mouthfeel, warming alcohol. 220313
SudsMcDuff (5794) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
the mead of the vikings?? no wonder they were so pissed off .. . pours a clear gold .. . lots of booze, some light honey .. . to harsh to be enjoyable
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burg326 (3584) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bkttle shared at RBWG, poured a clear yellow color wih aromas of sweet honey, apples, and some light metal. Flavors were sweet honey and apples with a semi sweet finish. Thanks to the person who brought this bottle.