Inbreak (4662) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2016
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
07.10.2016, 6 oz bottle (2012 vintage or older) @ BBGTC vintage mead tasting:
No head, nice light red-orangy color. Aroma is strange and harsh medical, almond essence, honey, sour cherries, minerals, vanilla essence, tutti fruits bubblegum. Taste is artificial sweet, tutti frutti bubblegum, honey, minerals, almond essence, vanilla essence, paper, sour red berries. Slightly dry and harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Drainpour!
tchaos (428) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, still light red. Aroma Is cherry forward with honey and light vanilla. Very well balanced mead With sweet cherry and honey notes. Medium body with slight alcohol that belies the abv.
b3shine (8178) - Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle to snifter (thanks mikem409). Looks good; a still, hazy deep cherry. Smells good too; a nice balance of honey and tart cherry. Tastes like it smells, but not as rich or balanced. Some green apple and vanilla too. More creamy, which is great for the mouthfeel but detracts slightly from the primary flavor agents that are so rich and delightful. Still, great stuff.
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Clockwork’s 4K/5K/10K gathering. Courtesy of Andy, i believe. Pours a light pink body. Aroma is cherry, honey, apples and light perfume. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of vanilla cream, cherry pie, honey, apples and light warming in the finish.
blipp (8260) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours pinkish red with a thin head. Honey sweet base, light cherry, vanilla creamsicle, and hints of spices. Like some old people candy or something, which does not explain why I actually enjoyed this.
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a clear ruby tinged gold. Lots of cherries and artificial cream, smells like a hard candy. Quite sweet, tangy cherries and deflated whipped cream. Smooths out into the finish, warm honey and cherry ice cream.
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle tnx to Greg. Pours murky redish pale mahogany. Aroma is cherries mazipan almonds sweet boozy. Flavor is as aroma, vinous sweet has some astringent touch. Nice sweet fruity finish.
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff. Somewhat hazy reddish/ruby color, almost no head. Cherries aroma, floral, almond, cherry seeds, marcipan, some alcohol. Cherry flavor, sweetish, cherry seeds, sugary, warming alcohol, marcipan, strawberries, warming alcohol, honey, floral notes.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nip sized bottle. 2012 Vintage. Poured a ruby/red color with no head. Aromas of cherries, some cream, cherry pie filling, and some honey. Tastes of cherry, cream (more than aroma), pie, and honey. Not being a huge mead or honey fan, I really liked this one. Alcohol content well hidden.
PhillyCraft (5873) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, with Frank and Bill, pours vibrant ruby red with no head or lacing. Aromas and taste of cherries, cinnamon, apple and cherry pie, floral honey, spice, and creamy marshmallow. Medium to fuller bodied, easy going and full of rich, velvety flavors.