Lodbrok (1) - - DEC 22, 2015 does not count
1.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Extremely sweet smell, as soon as the Mead passes your lips you quickly realize the terrible purchase that you have made. Very watery texture with a mild grape taste across the tongue. Then upon trying to swallow this terrible liquid it will spike your throat with the taste of alcohol and some kind of cheap rhubarb beer.... Do not waste your money if you’re looking for Mead this ain’t it... And a word to fox hill meadery... Water,yeast,honey, maybe some hops. How do you mess this up so bad?
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 (11469) - 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 (1070) - 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 (1570) - 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 (5241) - 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.