HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
2012 bottle to oversized wine glass. 14.5% ABV edition. I donít rate many beers/meads, but after one sip, I logged on to rate this. Sort of a commemoration, so to speak. Itís a still mead so no head or movement as it sits in the glass. Chardonnay wine color. Nutty aroma: hazelnut, almond, and pistachio. Spices are there, too. I detect mostly cinnamon and nutmeg, but there could be several others. Taste is absolutely amazing. Nutty, spicy, and definitely French toast. Best mead I have had. A little orange zest flavor pokes through upon further inspection. Definintely getting a lot of hazelnuts or almonds. Reminds me of Frangelico liqueur. Not as syrupy as expected and finishes surprisingly dry. A real beauty. Worth taking the time to rate!
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to Brad at Jackie Oís for sharing this one in honor of Rachaelís birthday. Clear yellow in color with no head and some legs. Aroma of cinnamon, maple, almond, bread, egg and slight banana. Bread and cinnamon flavor with almond and egg before a semi-sweet maple and banana finish. Truly outstanding.
Rustyham (1732) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The flavor and aroma are ripe with spicy cinnamon, smooth sweet maple syrup, and fresh bananas
pushkinwow (2100) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. No idea what to expect but just knew I wanted to try it. No carbonation when the cap comes off, completely clear with just a slight yellow tinge. Maraschino cherries, some nutmeg, vanilla, almond extract, hazelnuts, some oak, honey and alcohol. No carbonation, moderate+ body, sweet, becomes incredibly dry, reminds me of vanilla wafers but with booze. Very happy I got to try this - worth seeking out for sure.
wedgie9 (2071) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on 8/31/13 from a capped 375mL bottle, big thanks to JR for bringing this one. Pours clear pale yellow with no head, much like a white wine. The nose is absolutely fantastic. It smells just like fresh-off-the-griddle french toast with plenty of cinnamon and all of the beautiful caramel and maple bourbon in the background. There is a bit of heat on the nose and just a touch of hazelnut coming through. On the palate, it is almost the same with just the right amount of sweetness, a ton of french toast and the bourbon nuttiness on the back of the palate. The body is full with no carbonation and a long finish featuring the bourbon and hazelnut.
tectactoe (2307) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Smells like french toast. No seriously, it does. Toasty bread, sugary, honey, heavy cinnamon, light banana sweetness, some syrupy maple and a touch of cocoa powder. Complex, lots of stuff going on. Very sweet, booze is hidden very well. Would be better if the cinnamon were toned down just a bit and the french toast flavors were allowed to shine a bit more. Still, very tasty stuff.
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nutmeg, bourbon banana, and more bourbon. Flavors if every breakfast spice available. Long legs and huge aromas of banana and vanilla. Amazingly well done.
Dunt (295) - Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Traded for a bottle with a buddy in Chicago. This is the 2012 bottling poured into a fantome tulip. Pours a dull yellow color with a few bubbles along the edge of the glasses. Nose is heavenly, I can pick out the cinnamon, maple syrup, doughiness of the French toast, and some underlying vanilla bean. It is basically perfect. I get a lot of similar themes that I get in the nose, but a little less pronounced. There is also a little sourness on the front end that Iím not sure I understand. I didnít taste this when I previously had it, but my palate just may be a little shot. Mouthfeel is lighter and a little syrupy, with no carbonation, and a moderate finish. Very good mead, but Iíve heard from multiple people that this pales in comparison to previous batches.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by my good bud Ed Roberts, thanks bud! Never really been a mead type of guy but this was incredible. Nice spicy cinnamon aroma with no real heat to speak of. Definitely taste very similar to french toast. Iíll be on the look out for more of these for sure
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Slightly hazy straw body, no head. Dense, rich, nay decadent nose with caramel, butterscotch, rum, and butter syrup; sweet and a tad burnt. Sweet, sharp body with brown sugar, syrup, caramel, and doughy toast. Not one to guzzle down, but a slow, rewarding sipper that would go great with breakfast. Very nice.