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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle 12 fl oz at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Thanks to rlgk!
Clear straw yellow color, no head. Vanilla, kladdkaka scent, some alcohol. Kladdkaka, dry, alcohol taste. Custard aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, no bitterness.
A bit like some sort of dessert.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours pale golden with no head and subtle legs. Smell is sweet with honey, charred wood, vanilla beans, alcohol and hay. Taste is sweet with honey, vanilla hay, dry soil, butter, charred wood, toasted coconut and alcohol. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, tiny watery, boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet with honey, vanilla, charred wood, butter, hay, toasted coconut and alcohol. Strange and way too hot…

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11036) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Pale yellow, no head. Vanilla aroma, cream, biscuits, fruity, honey notes, vanilla beans. Vanilla flavor, honey, boozy, caramel, candy. A bit too boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle, pours clear golden. Aroma is sweet caramel honey. Flavor is sweet vinous boozy dry yet a bit sweet vanilla and astringent at the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1428) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Sweet honey, loads of vanilla bean, bourbon, boozy, mouthfeel is typical of a mead (which is to say I’m not a fan but won’t give it below a 3 because it’s just a style thing). I think the flavors are pretty good but it’s hard to drink a lot of this one for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Rating from 2012 backlog. Pours yellow with no head. The nose is bourbon, honey, oaky vanilla. The taste is pretty much the same as the nose with some honeycomb in the finish. Oily bodied. Nice mead. 4.0

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Recent vintage shared by jackl. Thanks! Pours a clear golden color, moderate legs. Aroma of intense vanilla, honey, bourbon, booze, floral notes, mild earth and fruity notes. The taste is vanilla, honey, earth, melon, stone fruits, citrus, whiskey. Medium bodied, very, very hot.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4680) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle, cheers to JohnnieNepal! The pour’s medium gold. No head. Looks like concentrated white grape juice. The nose is strong vanilla toffee candy. Strong bourbon barrel. Hot woody vanilla extract. The taste is really hot. Strong honey and vanilla, little room for subtlety. The heat on the finish borders on the astringent. Full body, oily. No carbonation. Overall, solid, but this could definitely do with some cooling down.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1632) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2014
2012 bottle - front says Vanilla Gorillabilly and the back says that it is a wildflower mead aged in bourbon barrels with LOADS of fresh vanilla beans. Clear amber pour - looks almost like a light bourbon. Nose is massive vanilla, a hint of honey and just a hint of bourbon. Slightly sweet, very vanilla taste with a pleasant bourbon finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1491) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2013
bottle. pours clear pale yellow no head. big vanilla aroma, some honey and booze. taste is kinda of harsh boozy vanilla would like more barrel but solid


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