gregwilsonstl (866) - USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good. Clear gold. The honey is really accentuated nicely. Somewhat hot. Drank with some rather hot curry I made....the curry was horrible, this mead made it better. Strong spice at the end.
queenholly (2413) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light fruity vinegar aroma. Clear gold. Cloyingly sweet honey flavor with a light chili after burn. Full body. Too sweet for my personal taste.
shrubber85 (6509) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Strawberry, honey, vinegar, and chili pepper aroma. Pale yellow color. Sweet berry, honey, light vinegar flavor with a mild red pepper burn in the finish. Nicely blended. Pretty good.
Suttree (4736) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours still, golden colored and clear. Smells like honey and chili peppers, as one might expect. Sweet honey notes up front and a touch of red wine and oak. Finish with a slow building burn. Not bad in moderation.
GTAEgeek (940) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared a glass some time ago at the Brick Store Pub. This mead smells nice; lots of honey, with notes of hickory and vanilla. Following the first sip, though, the chilies come forward (Tabasco sauce leaps to mind) and don’t go away. The flavor is sweet, with a lot of earthy spiciness that doesn’t overpower, but is unpleasant and difficult to drink. This is a very unsettling experience in a mead. Wouldn’t recommend.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear, still, gold....no head.
Honey, spice aroma.
Taste is honey, pepper, sweet...
Slowly ramping chile burn, but not as intense as others have indicated...
Different and pleasant.
Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the meadfest, Base mead is a little bland, then a great heT it the background.
Camons (4493) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ Home, courtesy of Henriksoegaard. Pours clear light golden. Aroma of honey, spice, light chili. Flavor is honey, strong burning chili. Medium body, oily, hot lingering chili finish. Not very nice, to hot and unbalanced. 010113
bytemesis (2143) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden, no head, no lacing. Aroma is strong Honey, light pepper. Flavor is the Same, very sweet, light spicy, bit of a lingering burn. Light body.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - SEP 13, 2012
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan), corked bottle
Blond color. Strong aroma of pipe tobacco, and nothing else; this can’t be interesting. It’s not even possible to get the sweetness: immediately there is a hot chili flavor (chili extract?), with a quite strong chili feeling, and some tobacco leaves.
No other flavor to talk about. Useless, worthless.