_angst_ (2622) - 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.
markwise (4429) - 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.
Damico (2522) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear deep golden with no head. The aroma is perfect, big sweet hazelnuts that smell like maraschino cherries and French Toast with maples syrup, just as intended and ridiculous! The flavor starts out sweet with honey at first, but then gets huge with influence of the bourbon, not spicy or vanilla, but smooth sweet liqueur. The bananas are lightly in the background, but overall the flavors are blended so well.
SirADNielsen (8959) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day, big fucking thanks to Travis for sharing this with Armin, Stephen, and I. Pour a golden appearance with a bit of a bubbly white head. Aroma is out of this fucking world- bananas, nuts, toffee, honey, and caramel. Fairly nutty, somewhat herbal, moderate bourbon, toffee/caramel flavor with a nice banana presence. Man, I really would love to try this again. Fucken a bro.
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. I’ll be on the look out for more of these for sure
wedgie9 (1843) - 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.
Rustyham (1718) - 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
bulldogp04 (19) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow !! What an amazing combination of flavors. Cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, bananas, and just the right amount of bourbon presence. Good mouthfeel. Sweet as to be expected, but not cloying in any way. Really does taste like you had some great banana French toast with a touch of bourbon-infused maple syrup. Incredible mead !
Sledutah (4318) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Dasilky1 at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Clear yellow with no head or lacing
Aroma: Banana french toast with vanilla syrup
Taste: Just like the name and aroma
This was a great mead. I could have just sipped this one all night.
MadIndian (2350) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Auction! Absolutely amazing.
It is so complex yet blended to perfection. I definetly smell and taste, honey, vanilla, nutmeg bananas, candy, bread and caramel. An there is so much more going on. I tip my hat to the brewers.