alexsdad06 (4338) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle shared with the group (also a small taste at RBWG). Pours a reddish amber color with no head at all. The aroma and flavor had sweet honey, black cherry, mild bourbon, vanilla and booze. I like this, but only in moderation.
GT2 (7693) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty2 ][ 375mL ][ Globe ][ Tasting ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Clear rose pour, low foam, excellent legs. Nose is lovely cinnamon, spiced cherry, clafoutis. Taste is super rich red cherry, cherry cordial, pithy, cherry pie. Rich and juicy palate with soft alcohol warming. Really good.
Tmoney99 (9957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear reddish golden color with good legs. Heavy citrus honey, tart fruit and woody alcohol aroma. Medium to abundant body with a thick smooth texture and good legs. Medium to heavy tart fruit, honey flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Pleasing smooth alcohol burn. Standout mead.
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBWG, thanks! Pours a clear rose with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a bit of musty honey that is backed by a manhattan note. Flavor has more earthy honey with a bit of light fruit and barrel.
Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #31. Bottle shared by jackl at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours clear pink-red with weak legs. Aroma of honey, citrus, berries, earth, wood, bourbon in the finish. The taste is honey, citrus, grapes, wood, bourbon. Medium bodied, very hot. Well done.
jcnielsen (1638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG, courtesy of someone. Pours a ruby red color with white head. Cherry, honey, tart, sweet fruit flavors.
DrSilverworm (4720) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Taste from a 375ml bottle. Labeled 14%. Mostly hazy amber orange color. Almost no head. Wow. Big honey, light nice cherry aroma that works well with the honey. Some nice light bourbon barrel vanilla aromas. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, some alcohol heat. Bigger, thicker body. Nice long cherry and honey aftertaste. Awesome stuff, here. Light spicy hot bite burn in the finish, though. 8/3/6/4/16
Re-rate, 2/20/14: Sampled from a 12.7oz bottle. Again, labeled 14%. Thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Almost entirely hazy red, slightly orange color. Virtually no lace. Couple loose off-white dots of lace. Nice raspberry, great woody tannin, lightly spicy. Alcohol is fantastically well hidden, light warmth works great to propel the honey, raspberry, and tannic character. Bigger body, but a dry finish. Smooth, very light carbonation. Kind of chewy. Fantastic, complex, bourbon barrel aged mead that hides the 14% impressively. Awesome, complex, bourbon barrel aged mead.
drsordr (831) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour maroon people. Nose sweet honey, booze,alcohol. Taste sweet up front, honey sweet. Late palate heat. Sweet finish.
b3shine (4161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to taster at RBWG (thanks to whoever shared this). Looks good; a still, translucent cherry.. Smells solid; sweet honey and tart cherries. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good mead.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBWG Fart Share. Pours a dark ruby appearance with no head. Strawberry / berry / honey / apple aroma. Goopy mouth feel. Slightly tart. Cinnamon. Good.