seymour (1410) - 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 (1065) - 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 (6335) - 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 (6279) - 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 (2890) - 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 (7515) - 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 (3556) - 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 (6419) - 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 (4004) - Beaver Valley, 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 (878) - 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.