stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Biting Alcohol aroma with herbal notes. The start is mild, but a followed by a rush of honey, warmth, apple, and just a *touch* of cinammon. Acidic. The fruit and honey linger, as does the glowing, warm feeling. This is actually quite fantastic.
Jow (2902) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. I’ve had zymatore versions of this mead but needed to try original for comparison and the south Africa tick. Pours orange with lovely nose of honey and perfume. Tastes of honey but not too sweet, herbal, perfume, red fruit, apples, and boat loads of rooibos tea (which I love). Really drinkable and good mead.
seymour (1749) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at Greg’s honey-themed beer gathering, thanks for sharing Vyvvy. It poured a slightly hazy medium amber colour, still, no foam nor lace. Intense, well-blended flavours of flowery honey, apple, cinnamon, hibiscus…HUGE herbal aromas. Medium body and complex mouthfeel, lingering sweet aftertaste. Extremely well-crafted, highly recommended.
gregwilsonstl (1554) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alot going on here. Cinnamon and Apple. Sweet. Honey. Flowery. Tried really cold. Thanks john.
phaleslu (8005) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a sampler at Ei8ht Ball. Confirmed that this was the Herbal one. Pours a totally clear, piss-pale yellow with no head or lace. There’s definitely some peppery spice in here along with herbs and honey, and there’s a bit of a white grape note, as well. Medium-bodied, with no carbonation and a spicy, sweet mouthfeel that finishes metallic. Weird mead, and not really my thing.
DrSilverworm (9082) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ei8ht Ball. Not sure exactly which variety this is, listed simply under IQHILIKA - spiced mead. Clear golden yellow color, no head or lace. Bigger body. Very light carbonation. Lightly slick but not too sticky. Surprisingly smooth, not as sweet as expected, finishes a little dry. No bite. I think this is the herbal version, seems like a nice herbal character to it, some spice, some odd copper like metallic... It’s like I have blood in my mouth in the aftertaste. Nice honey, apple, herbal and spice notes. Interesting, tasty stuff.
queenholly (3592) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sweet spiced balsamic vinegar, star anise, and spiced apple aroma. Clear chestnut. Spiced apple and honey flavor. Medium body, slightly dry finish.
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fresh honey, pollen, rooibos, apple aroma - smells like a Gluehwein. Amber. Lightly sweet spiced apple/rooibos and honey flavor. Slightly dry finish. Smooth - very nice.
Patrickctenchi (5195) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear, still, copper....no head.
Honey, apple, spice aroma.
Taste is very sweet, sugar, apples.
Very good, but very sweet.
marcus (7987) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours amber with no head and a huge honey and spice aroma. There is a very complex honey based flavor with lots of tea and a hibiscus finish.