CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mike, HUGE thanks for a cool mead! Pour is a clear still light red, verging on dark pink (yeah, yeah...), obviously no head/lacing. (Letting the end of this bottle warm up to room temp really opened it up and made it much more enjoyable, so my rate is from that portion of the bottle). Aroma is a nice mix of fruit juice and some floral notes. Surprisingly little honey aroma. Taste is more grape juice, with an almost gummy bear like quality to it (been getting this from more fruited drinks lately...), more honey driven than the aroma. Slight alcohol warmth on the finish, no way I would guess that this is 17% though! Very smooth, dry, but not so dry as to be astringent. Really quite nice!
Ibrew2or3 (6834) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6oz clear glass bottle pours clear deep ruby red. The aroma offers up some floral notes, sweet honey and ripe red juicy grapes. The taste delivers a mild degree of red wine tartness as well as plenty of smooth sweet honey and a grape juice like nectar sensation. Nice stuff.
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red pour. Aroma of red wine, berries, cherries, tannins. Flavor reminds me of a mead and a nice red wine mixed. Lots of cherries and tannins. very cool mead.
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting ’12, courtesy of Matt. Thanks Man! Pour is bright pink with no head and good legs. Funky berries, yeasty, dry red wine, honey, blackberries, and elderberries in the aroma. Taste is yeasty, bready, sweet honey, dark berries, tannin, and red wine with a deep, dry finish. Medium mouthfeel with no carbonation. Reminiscent of a dry red wine with really well-hidden alcohol.
notalush (4823) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colorado mead tasting 2012 - medium tart and almost musty aroma - aroma is very wine heavy - I am not familiar with this kind of wine, but it smells quite sweet and juicy - flavor is much drier than the nose - moderately tannic - a little spicy - a touch of dry oak - a little warmth in the finish - pretty good.
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2012 Colorado Mead Tasting at Armin’s house. Thanks to Matt! Pours a clear, dark pink appearance with no head. Spicy, red grape, sweet wine, tangy/funky flavor. Dry red grape, light vanilla, pear, honey flavor with a somewhat dry finish. Not exactly my thing.
arminjewell (6148) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 8 oz bottle, thanks to Matt! Dark red pour with no head, dessert wine type smell, with red wine, hints of grape, peach, slight earth, hints of red berry as well. Taste is a mix of red wine, dessert like with some vanilla, honey, hints of apple, pear, touch of earthy notes, finishing fairly sweet, more red grape. Pretty nice.
jtclockwork (8170) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep red. Nose/taste of almonds, red wine, light wood, vanilla, honey and black cherry. Finishes with alcohol and cherry. Medium body.
MeadMe (1300) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep red. Aroma is big on Berry, red wine, and light wood....tannic. Flavor is wonderful red wine. Lots of berry and black cherry. Subtle notes of earth and wood. Mildly sharp and acidic. Dry in the finish. Real nice stuff.