Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 Sampled at OSLO/Guerde’s Memorial Day tasting. Shared by OSLO and Guerde. Pours a clear straw mead color with no bubbles or film top. Aroma of sweet honey, a touch of oranges, apples and some sugar. Taste is traditional mead with some citrus character, a touch of butter and apples. Finish is sweet, honey, apples, pears and a sweet sugar aftertaste.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 bottle from miketd - thanks! Light yellow/gold pour with some light lacing (-1 on look because it had stuff floating in the bottle - not to be a dick, but a still mead like this should be crystal clear). Light aroma of OB honey with some faint apple and citrus. Flavor has a light honey bite with some apples, citrus, and sugar. After warming and leaving on the tongue it develops an interesting cinnamon bite reminiscent of tupelo. Mouthfeel gets better and better. Pretty good job with a basic honey varietal.
ClarkVV (3969) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2004 2002 bottle at the brewery. Pours a light golden/honey yellow with no head. This mead is uncarbonated. Smells lightly sweet of honey and melon. A faint whiff of lightly sweet orange jam, alcohol and vanilla all mix together. I was not prepared for the flavor. Rich does not even say it. Sweet, powerful, pervasive. Honey, almond, marmalade notes on the finish. Full bodied, smooth and delicate on the palate. Some alcohol notable on the finish. Just an incredible experience. I could drink a bottle of this stuff in about 5 minutes.