phaleslu (5723) - 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 (4747) - 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 (2569) - 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 (6808) - 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 (2902) - 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 (5888) - 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.
cheap (3749) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
At vintage estate. Brownish and clear. Smells like sweet bubble gum. Dee-lish honey with a slight warming effect. Fun & easy. smooth and like able. Lovely, best of the meads that I can remeber.
magsinva (844) - Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle - orangish color. reeks of potpourri. This is a very bad thing to me. Pass.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from liquor express. Pours golden with no head. I feel like I should be in the shower when I drink this stuff since it smells like a bottle of herbal essences shampoo. It’s all flowery and shit but not in a good way. It tastes like potpourri tea. Lingers a bit. Flavorful but I wish it wasn’t.
arone12 (905) - Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this one on tap at max’s. Haven’t had many meads before and have never rated one. This one was an orange color. Fairly sweet. Almost too sweet for my liking. i would have liked to drink a little less of this. Alcohol was not present however which is quite impressive for being 13 percent.