PhillyCraft (2845) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 Bottle huge thanks to Steve for sending me this. Shared with Bill, pours clearish orange, with no head. Aromas are chocolate coke, amaretto, pumpkin pie, chocolate neco wafers and coconut cream. Flavor is vanilla, milk chocolate, birch beer, honey, and nutmeg spice. This mead is wild and has me missing the kuhn days of old.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Mattís house, courtesy of bushmat1. Thanks Matt! Pours a fairly clear orangish brown appearance with no head. Rich milk chocolate, pumpkin, nutmeg, vanilla aroma. Pear, apple, honey, rich chocolate, caramel flavor. Pretty fucken ÁhÔll.
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Mattís with friends, courtesy of Matt. Thanks man!! Pour is clear caramel with no head; good legs. Big sweet vanilla, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, sweet potatoes, and sweet frosting. Taste is light cocoa, pumpkin, pie crust, vanilla, sweet, clove, and green apples. Slick mouthfeel with no carbonation. Another nice mead from Kuhnhenn.
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, dark reddish pour with thin to no head, aroma is amazingly full of milk chocolate, cocoa powder, lots of sweet chocolate notes into caramel, hints of slight vanilla, the pumpkin is completely covered up. Taste is big milk chocolate, vanilla, honey, big caramel, toffee, slight pumpkin but it is hidden, finishing sweet, slight earth, lots of cocoa powder. Tasty.
crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely sweet but a really interesting combo of flavors especially for a mead.
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours a dark golden color with a few randombubbles. The aroma and flavor have sweet honey, sweet milk chocolate, fleshy pumpkin with mild warming alcohol. Even though I expected the sweetness, most meads donít have enough body for me to truly enjoy them.
DrSilverworm (5022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm. 2011 winter solstice bottle. Clear orange color. Just a few white bubbles of head. Big aroma. Distinct pumpkin and sweet chocolate. Very sweet taste. Medium to bigger body. No viscosity, no sticky syrupiness. Just kind of a watery texture. Alcohol is not very noticeable, well blended with the mead. With small sips, no burn or bite at all. Barely a warmth, even. Whatís holding me back is the intense sweetness. I like my chocolate dark and bitter. Thereís a definite milk chocolate aroma to this, but itís just very sweet for me. Like hot chocolate mix gone cold. Pumpkin also noticeable, but the sweet chocolate is distracting - Iíd like to try the standard version of this, without the chocolate component - that seems more up my alley. Very interesting mead, though. Glad I got the chance to try it. A challenge to drink, though
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rayl101. Pours a clear dark gold. Aroma is chocolate and pumpkin spice. Taste is sweet with more chocolate and pumkin pie flavors. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Alcohol warmth. Pretty good stuff.
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[4983-20121201] 12floz bottle. Vanilla-infused chocolate pumpkin pie fruit aroma. Clear, light orange body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet boozy vanilla honey wine and woody flavour. Medium body is fairly boozy. Interesting but over-poweringly perfumey. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
(w/ Bobsy, jercraigs, sstackho)
jercraigs (7335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2012-12-01. Lightly hazy yellow orange body, headless. 3+ Very sweet aroma, floral and perfumey. 5+ Flavour is similar, quite sweet with floral honey notes. Smooth Average plus bodied palate, low carbonation. Did not care for this one. 2011 vintage bottle via trade with flandersned