HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
November 24, 2011 - with blankboy, jerc and mabel. Clear nip bottle c/o J&K. Hazy pale gold with no head, nice legs 4? Aroma is buckwheat honey, alcohol, marigolds and tons of musty/dusty dry oak. Taste is really, really good - like orange blossom honey, less oak, some grassy bitterness, less pungent floral character. Syrupy and lightly sticky mouthfeel, a little boozy ... terrific.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[4147-20111124] Tiny clear bottle. Orange honey lemon zest hops aroma. Slightly hazy, bright orange body with no lasting head. Sweet orange tangerine honey hops flavour. Medium body is almost sickly sweet. Can’t tell there’s alcohol until a few minutes later, just a touch too sweet. (10/3-/8/4/18) 4.3
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc)
blankboy (6776) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle [200ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Nov. 2011. Pours a murky gold with no head, almost oily looking. Aroma: Wow, that’s great! Lots of hops and honey, it’s bizarre and awesome. Flavour: I love it! Honey and hops along with very light spices and a hint of alcohol. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied. Amazing stuff.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
7oz bottle-shared by jtc-pours bright yellow/gold and still. Aroma is light malt, herbal. Taste is sweet light malt, herbal hops.
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011-11-24. Lightly hazy peachy-gold body. 3+ Lovely yet bizarre aroma, fruit, ice wine like fruit character, light alcohol vapours, vaguely leafy. 7+ Quite sweet, sweet orangey-citrus like character, interesting melange of flavours in the finish, orange, vegetation, bit of orange zest. Super interesting. Velvety soft medium bodied palate. An experience. Bottle from Kuhnhenn, Warren
MeadMe (1512) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice rich orange hue. Aromas of wildflower honey, orange juice, and a field of flowers. Flavor is lightly sweet up front. Waxy honey with a nice floral quality. Citrus with a touch of grass, mildly bitter. More sweet honey in the finish slightly green and earthy. Wonderful a real gem of a hopped mead.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ mead tasting. Pours a clear orange gold. Dank and earthy, subtle grapefruit. Soft hops, a bit of sweetness, still touches of dank resinous earth. Long sweet finish with a touch of grapefruit bitterness.
jtclockwork (11781) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Pours clear amber gold. Nose/taste of honey, mild hops and grapefruit. Soft finish. Medium body.
wavers1 (915) - Notown, California, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of flandersned, thank you! pretty typical mean pour, thin straw yellow with nice legs. nice aroma, mostly sweet mead with a faint hop lingering. the hops are a lil more pronounced in the flavor, giving it a slight bitterness that balances it nicely imo. very smooth, no abv showing up whatsoever, sweet but not too thick, clean and neutral dryness on the palate.