Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light yellow body with a light honey and fruity aroma. Plums... dark fruit probably... Taste is smooth and sweet, a light fruit tang. Somewhat light tartness in the end, very nice.
Pailhead (5800) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of honey,. grapes, white wine, and alcohol. It pours a transparent white-gold with no head. The flavor starts with moderate honey with some fruitiness. The finish has white wine and a touch of grapes. It’s medium bodied with minimal carbonation.
MrChopin (3727) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Richmond crew! transparent gold, Bo head. Light honey, bit suppressed as if oxidized, peach and a tree-like vegetal qualities. Vinous note, Chardonnay turning into honey, way too much wine.
BeerandBlues2 (10891) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 13th Richmond Gathering, courtesy of Kinz. Pours clear gold. Aroma is cookie, straw, honey, and persimmon. Flavor is cookie, straw, honey, and persimmon. Medium sweet texture and finish.
Butters (3982) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gather XIII. Very good mead. honey and spice, but very restrained. Delicious. Very sweet, but not just strait honey. Offers much more.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the winery on 09/12/2009. Very clear slightly yellow body. Very sweet light fruit aroma with a bit of floral and spice. Very sweet spice and fruit flavor with a honey background. Medium full body with no carbonation. 7/4/7/4/16 - 3.8
Bottle at the winery on 08/23/2009. Clear pale yellow body with no head. Sweet honey aroma with light floral notes. Slight puckering floral and fruity flavor. Medium full body with no carbonation. 7/2/7/4/15 - 3.5
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Richmond Gathering 9-courtesy maniac-375ml bottle-pours no head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet light malt, (OK) persimmon/herbal/honey, dry. Taste is sweet light malt, (OK) persimmon/herbal/honey, no dryness.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like a good Riesling wine with a hint of alcohol and light honey notes. Clear light straw. Flavor is quite sweet with a floral spiciness, honey, and a sweet finish.
Kinz (3530) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear pale yellow. Aroma of, well, sweet honey. Flavor is sweet honey and some slightly tart undefined fruit. A bit like a reisling in some ways. Nice.
Drake (10806) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 mL bottle courtesy of maniac. Thanks! Pours a clear pale yellow color. Aroma is honey and dark earthy fruits including what I assume to be the persimmon as well as citrus. Taste is sweet and slighty syrupy persimmon notes. Has a bit of a tropical vibe. Very nice mead.