onceblind (4112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark clear copper with a wee woodsy tone. Big boozy maple and oak tone with some spiced molasses and earthy deep rustic honey. Big huge sweet flavor of pure honey, caramel, spiced molasses, orange zest, more boozy honey and sweet oak.
Grzesiek79 (3224) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ceramic Bottle 0,1l. Corked and waxed. Bardzo dobry, a w zasadzie chyba najlepszy miod jaki pilem. Zapach kwiatowo miodowy, z nuta przypraw. Kolor ciemnego bursztynu, lekko metny i opalizujacy. 5 lat lezakowania oddaly aromat miodu dostatecznie. Nie jest natretnie slodkie, takie w sam raz, nie jest zbyt rozwodnione. Ziola w posmaku i przyjemny rozgrzewajacy i dlugi finisz. Polecam
Palme (3385) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.1l ceramic bottle, waxed and corked with a tiny toy-tork kindly provided to me by ElDesmadre. Know you have been hunting these down for a while, so much appreciated. Have been saving this for a while now, and I have to admit I had at first no idea on how to get this bottle opened, but I managed after some clever engineering. Anyhow, I’m pouring this into my De Molen tasting glass, and it pours a light blurry copper-brown colored thing - much the same as a good whisky looks like. Simply amazing in the glass. So much going on on the aroma! It’s of course honey-sweet, but there are so many small nuances of so many different things in here. To mention some, I get hay, grass, benzine, dark syrupy fruit extract of bot strawberries, cellary gooseberries, wood, furniture stored on the attic carpet and something slightly lemony as well. Quite unique. Time to taste: Yupp, it’s really as a good mead should be. Sticky, sweet, heavy concentrated and really tasty. Not as amazing as the aroma perhaps, but still pretty darn nice. Old honey from the can, hay, flowers, cough syrup, lots of sweet raisins, wooden dark furniture, deep stored sherry and caramelized glazed strawberries. Loaded with flavor, so much that the tiniest amount is enough to set the buds in overdrive. Mead is such a funny invention, and you just gotta love it. 23.01.2013
Camons (6053) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Henriksoegaard. Pours golden amber, leaving heavy lacings. Aroma of honey, flowers, herbs, alcohol. Flavor of honey, flowers, herbs, light wood notes, light alcohol. Full body, flat, warming alcohol in the finish. Very nice mead. 200113
AmEricanbrew (5850) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy amber color. Molasses, smoke, dark honey aromas. Nice floral honey medium sweet flavors with molasses, herbs, earth, and smoke--very tasty.
bu11zeye (11955) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a golden body with nice legs. Aroma of honey, mustiness, and butterscotch. Flavor of honey, apple skins, brandy, caramel, baked banana, and toffee. Tasty.
anders37 (16789) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with no head. Has a fruity spicy herbal honey aroma. Sweetish spicy herbal honey flavor. Has a sweetish spicy honey finish.
illidurit (2156) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared on the RBSG 2012 bus. Sweet honey nose with flowery herbal notes, similar flavor, rich sweet honey, oak.
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper in color with no head. Very, very sweet nose. Plenty of sugar, dark fruit, alcohol, and honey. A light floral note, some oak, and a fair amount of oxidation to it, almost like a port. Quite heavy on the palate with tons of sugary sweetness. Brown sugar, honey, and dark fruit are the big flavors. A bit of red fruit/berry, some oxidation, maple syrup, and vanilla. I don’t really get any herbal qualities, though.
BMan1113VR (7864) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle dated 2008-11-28. Pours with a clear bronze body. Still, huge legs. Aromas are massive and rich, vinous, brandy, port, sweet, oak, red wine, sherry oxidation, waxy, lightly earthy and a touch herbal. Rich. Flavors. This is a fully sweet mead. Complex sipper. Full bodied, rich with some oxidative notes, lightly metallic, herbal (celery?), marzipan, maple and a light burnt note. Hugely viscous and a well hidden ABV.