ModernViking (11) - Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
This mead tasted like horker dung! Nothing of this tasted or even reminded me of good mead. It tasted like how I thought rum would taste. Strong taste, not even sweet in any way.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market Vienna, VA. Pours a clear golden color with no head. Aroma of sweet honey, vanilla, apricot and melon. The taste is very sweet honey, citrus, apricot, melon and a strong medicinal note. Medium-full bodied. A little too sweet and without that medicinal thing going on it’d be much better.
magsinva (1025) - Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at cedric’s on Biltmore estate - pours a clear dark orange gold. Big nose, alcohol, honey, violet, butterscotch. Taste is mild, slightly sweet, spicy alcohol in the middle, and a smooth and creamy honey-butterscotch finish which becomes more pronounced as it warms. Very delicate and doesn’t taste like 13% alcohol, though it definitely smells like 13%. Overall, I like my first mead.
MeadMe (1513) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice orange hue. Not too thick just right. Aroma of honey with hints of herbs. Nice honey flavors with a touch of spice. The oak is rather subdued with a hint of something medicinal in the finish.
obguthr (4903) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells of a sweet red wine,no traces of honey. Color is clear yellow, with a greenish hue,similar to vegetable oil.Semi-sweet and drier than i prefer. Tastes of grapes and grape seeds, with a subdued oak finish. Watery mouthfeel.Alcohol is evident. Not as complex as billed but still decent.