mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[4922-20121104] Small bottle. Mead honey-booze aroma hints at wet grapes. Clear, golden yellow body with no head. Boozy honey continues in the flavour with a sweet base. Medium body. Thick and interesting to sample only, for me. (6/3-/7/3/12) 3.1
hopscotch (8848) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This mead rocks!… Clear golden mead with sufficient legwork. The aroma is a fusion of honey, flora and white wine. Full-bodied and velvety with no carbonation. The flavor, much like the nose, is comprised of sweet honey, white wine and flora. Finishes sweet and hearty with a kiss of acidity. Reminiscent of a 50/50 blend of Apis Jidwaga and Empire Royal Mead. A world class bottle of mead shipped to me by KickInChalice!
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-11-04. Crisp dark golden yellow body, headless. Sweet honey mead aroma, light alcohol, some hotter alcohol notes if you leave your nose in the glass a bit longer. 7+ Flavour is similar, sweet honey mead core, light white wine notes, and mild alcohol. Sweet sugary honey lingers in the finish with a mild wine like fruity character. 7+ Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate is not particularly carbonated. 3+ Decent mead, bit hot at times. Bottle approximately a year old from the brewery
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(6oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with descent legs. Aroma of honey, vinous, and bread. Flavor of honey, florals, vanilla, and vinous.
BMan1113VR (7833) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle ("New Zealand Pyment") thanks to secret santa. Pours with a deep golden hued body. Still with solid legs. Aromas are sweet, waxy honey, buttery, light oak and spice with a touch of minerality. Fruit. Wine character is light but this mead still smells most excellent. Medium to light alcohol fumes. Vanillin and light tangerine zest. Flavors are sweet, lovely honey character with nice floral notes. Tannin and oak. Some juicy and fruity notes that go beyond yeast esters. Definitely dessert levels of sweetness, but good balance provided by acidity, tannin and alcohol. Not cloying at all. Some mineral notes. Pretty viscous mouthfeel, still, medium to long duration. Minimal alcohol notes. Nice floral, waxy and slightly minerally mead. Nice crispness with a good balance on the finish.
thirdeye11 (5488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(187ml bottle from Epic Mead Tasting 2011, thanks in part to blutt59 and Mora2000) clear, viscous gold with excellent lacing. Nose of honey, sweet bread, wine barrel, quite sweet, a bit of currants, and leafy greens. Taste of grape and white wine. Too delicious to add more descriptors. Just awesome.
Mora2000 (5539) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to blutt59 and thirdeye11 for going in with me on 16 Kuhnhenn meads. This was part of an epic 20 mead tasting.
Pours a light yellow color, looking about like white wine. The aroma is full of white wine notes with some honey mixed in. The aroma is more complex. I get some honey, vanilla and white wine notes, as well as some oak and some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel.
Cavie (3749) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy the great mead trade of 2011. (thirdeye11, blutt59, mora2000.) Pours a clear yellow color with no carbonation. Aroma is honey, dry sweet notes, woody notes with some faint grapes. Flavor is spicy and tingly. Slightly sweet but mainly dry honeycomb and wooded notes. Sweet finish.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, pours the color of white wine with thin legs, aroma is oaky, white wine, sweet wine like taste of honey
madvike (2666) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by BenC - Pours light yellow and still. Smell is light oaky white wine, dry with honey underneath. Wonderfully smooth taste, sweeter than the smell, with a decent amount of honey. Dry white wine on the finish. Very nice, very drinkable, with barely a hint of alcohol showing through.