tchaos (251) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nip bottle courtesy of glen. Pours still, clear Amber. Aroma of honey, wax, and bourbon. Taste is taste is earthy honey with very mild menthol tones and a long alcohol finish. Medium-light body.
mikem409 (1771) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from notes. color is clear and still gold. Aroma is vanilla and some oak. Taste is very hot lots of sweet vanilla coverd honey and barrel notes.
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting courtesy of dschiller. I will preface by saying I have not had a lot of meads, so while enjoyed this experience it is not something I am used to. Pours a bright gold and when swirled leaves behind a nice glaze clinging to the glass. Aromas are very sweet though not cloying with mainly apple and just a touch of some wood. Flavors are sweet, somewhat maple-like with apple and maybe caramel. Palate is nicely thick and tongue coating though it gets a little much towards the finish. Overall this was a quite enjoyable experience, though I don’t like sweet drinks this one isn’t cloying like I find most ciders or sweet beers.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nip bottle from Rayl101! Pours a still deep golden color with long legs on the side of my teku glass. Aroma is bourbon, rich honey and some fruitiness. Taste is sweet with caramel, vanilla and wood notes. Slick, rich and decadent. Awesome!
ClubGonzo (4497) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with Sarro. Pours a light golden body with no head (of course). Nose is boozy honey tones with nuts, wood and hints of bourbon; not as evident as I expected. Taste is moderately sweet but actually rather dry honey notes, with subtle bourbon tones. Dry, with a generally smooth palate. Very nice, but not horribly exciting.
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nip sized bottle. 2012 Vintage. Golden color with no head. Aromas of honey, oaky/woodiness, and some fruitiness. Tastes of honey, apples, fruity, and vanilla. Almost more of a cider than a mead.
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 anno, bottle courtesy of ibrew2or3, cheers Dave.
Couleur dorée/foin, huileux et doré sur le verre.
Arôme est classique, mielleux avec des notes sublimes de bourbon, le tout un peu caramélisé avec ce côté pomme mûres accompagnées d’un boisé barrique bourbon et chêne.
Palais est liquoreux, épais et mielleux avec encore une fois un houblon qui prend parfaitement sa place. Le tout garde un côté pomme cara sucré, alcool réchauffant, le tout collant aux lèvres et ce fini miel très frais-organique-honeycom-like couplé au miel, bourbon et chêne.
madvike (3045) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from BenC...thanks Ben! - Pours clear yellow with no head. Semi-sweet honey with a light caramel sweetness, a bit of white grape, and some mellow booze. Taste is pretty fruity, honeydew, white grape, honey and a woodiness/menthol on the finish. Warm but not boozy. Medium-bodied and slick. Super smooth...driving along a gentle curve, man.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6oz clear bottle pours deep clear gold. The aroma is smooth silky sweetness with hints of vanilla and yummy smooth bourbon. The taste goes from smooth silky sweet honey goodness slowly into pleasing smooth and even bourbon and booze. Fantastic stuff as it is smooth and well integrated.
daknole (10042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to ibrew2or3. Light yellow. Honey, vanilla and light oak barrel notes. Flavor is sweet and well balanced. Nice honey and vanilla flavors.