Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with the cast of Spamalot. Aroma of honey, blush wine, vinegar, and candle wax. Pours blush pink peach colored with no head or carbonation really. Taste is red wine vinegar, white grapes, honey, and a sour wax finish. Most of the spice I was expecting was missing and the wine barrels left this a little vinegary but still a tasty mead.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with moderately strong legs. Aroma of sweet honey, apple, mild pepper, grapes. The taste is honey, tannins, strong pepper notes. Medium bodied, lingering spice. Interesting, but I couldn’t take too much of this. Not intensely hot, just intense.