Pailhead (6248) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of banana, vanilla, butter, syrup, and light alcohol. One of the best smelling "beers" I’ve had in a long time. It pours a transparent gold with a few bubbles that eventually fade leaving the liquid look still. A swirl leaves some sticky legs on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate banana, vanilla, and the slightest hint of apple. The finish has maple syrup, a touch of butter, and alcohol. It’s medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Overall, it’s crazy how they got the butter flavor in there to actually make it taste like French toast.
madvike (3165) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by BenC...thanks Ben! - Pours light amber with no head. Nose is amaretto, cinnamon toast and a bit of maple sweetness. Taste is honey, cinnamon, amaretto, vanilla, and a eggy breadiness that is uncannily like french toast. Light bodied with no carbonation. Angels didn’t come out of the sky with trumpets blaring, but it was good stuff.
markwise (5081) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for this one. Cheers, Dave!! Pours a clear yellow-gold with no head- it’s a mead. Nose is bourbon, powdered sugar, huge vanilla, mild booze, and some light earthy honey. Flavor is a tremendous blend of sugar, some cinnamon, some light sugar, and some bourbon and vanilla. Light in body, mildly boozy, and really cool.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Thomas, 2012 8 oz bottle poured into Upland stemware. You cant be more on point with the scent of french toast as these guys. One of the best smelling liquids ever, i guess that is if your into NYC brunch.....
Taste was sugary sweet with a slight maple syrup and carmelized bananana. This was actually my first mead experience, hopefully its not all down hill from here as this was exceptional. Still has not swayed me for my love of sours, as the sweetness was slightly more than i could stomach if drinking more than 4oz.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 2012, thanks Joel. One whiff and...holy moly, this is incredible! Immersive French toast aroma. I can smell the butter, toasted bread, and the powdered sugar on top. Geez. Get me a scented candle of this ASAP.
Sweet honey on the palate gives way to bananas and vanilla. Banana really shines towards the end, and I swear there’s maple syrup in the aftertaste as it descends. Cinnamon clings to the back of my throat. Mildly boozy. In a word? Transcendent. Need moar!
OmegaX (1365) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy schnikeys. A massive thanks to Mark for bringing this. Aroma = just what it says on the bottle. Tons of bourbon and, yes, french toast. I don’t know how they did this but it is out of this world. Vanilla, bourbon, light banana aroma with that french toast follow up. Pour is yellow with some bubbles. You know, it’s a mead. Flavor is spot on. Bourbon, vanilla, banana, cinnamon, some french toast, and not boozey for that 16%. This is incredible.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle) Pours pale gold with no head. The aroma holds boatloads of almond paste/marzipan, hazelnut, sticky honey, sponge cake, vanilla, light coconut, light cinnamon, mild barrel ageing, melted butter, amaretto, liqueur, praline, and syrup caramelized ripe banana. Not uber complex but mega super yummy. The flavor is light to heavily sweet and tiny acidic with notes of bitter almonds, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, banana, cake, barrel, liqueur and flowers. The mouthfeel is sticky, round and somewhat fancy with no carbonation. Lingering, candy-like finish. Medium to full bodied.
_angst_ (4260) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2012 Bottle received in trade. Thank you Boltz7555! Pours clear golden with no head worth mentioning. Smell is huge and very sweet with ripe banana, cinnamon, marzipan, vanilla fudge, alcohol, toast, caramelized sugar, sweet sweet honey, bourbon, charred wood, coconut, nutmeg and cardamom. Taste is very sweet with ripe banana, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, honey, toast, nutmeg, alcohol, marzipan, banana bread, melted butter, lactose, vanilla fudge, dry wood and bourbon. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, round, burning boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet with banana bread, vanilla fudge, roasted coconut, alcohol, cinnamon, cardamom, hazelnuts, nutmeg, honey, lactose and melted butter. Its exactly what the name says it is! Great great stuff! Very happy to share this with a friend as his 1000th US rating.
rlgk (16545) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to _angst_. Pale yellow no head. Cinnamon aroma, spicy, banana, French toast, bread, floral notes. Cinnamon flavor, caramel, hometown, bread, floral notes, raisins, hay, some spicy notes.
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the best mead ever created. Taste, smell, and mouthfeel are top notch. Bananas, French toast, syrup, vanilla, honey. Absolutely stunning in every way. This mead is top notch. Top notch. Smooth bourbon flavor too. Wish it was seasonal or year round instead of randomly produced. Thanks Adam.