tectactoe (2199) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 Bottle: 2011 release, 187ml nip. Bright, electric yellow body with good clarity; completely still, no bubbles at all. Lovely aroma of smooth cinnamon tree bark, light tropical coconut butter, warming potpourri spice, caramel, honey sweetness, & just an exceedingly subtle hint of lime buried in the background. Sweet, delectable nose. Taste follows the aroma almost exactly. Heavy cinnamon up front; lightly spicy but controlled by the mead’s sweetness. Toffee, sweet coconut oil, tropical suntan lotion vibes, a bit of clover honey, & a small bit of citrus zest left hanging on the palate in the aftertaste, thanks to the lime. Strange sounding? Yes. Delicious? Absolutely. This mead is awesome. New batches are not this good, but the nip bottle releases are great.
Frank (2968) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is one of those beverages that does well in tastings because it really stands out but it definitely does not seem to be something that a person would actually want to drink in any sort of quantity. It is a lime, coconut and curry mead. It pours nearly completely clear and is slightly sweet, has all the aforementioned flavors and comes off as a bit watery even at its very high alcohol content. If that sounds weird, it’s because it is and I have to admit that it is impressive to make something this strange that is not actively foul. While I have no intention of ever drinking this again, I am happy to have tried and am also happy my sample was small.
beastiefan2k (2498) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375mL green capped bottle. Super pale, almost clear color. It really comes off as Indian curry, a little cinnamon like curry but cool. Not sweet or even honey like. Flavor is super lean, no sweetness with super long dry spiciness. I like it, coolest mead ever.
JStax (3171) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour into a mini snifter. Pours a pale yellow. Still. Big curry spice in the aroma. Pretty sweet coconut, but the spice really dominates.
GT2 (8684) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
> A yellow curry explosion
[ Bottle ][ brokensail ][ 250mL ][ Globe ][ Tasting ][ 2/1/14 ]
>> Pours a clear, light golden with okay legs. Nose is really insane yellow curry, powerful and assertive. Taste is cinnamon, sugar, spices. Palate is thinner than expected with high alcohol thinning it out over viscous honey. Still, easy to drink and lots of fun to try.
brokensail (11284) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ GT’s Cat Cabana. Thanks to Derek for this one. Clear golden pour with no head. Really nice vanilla, coconut, and Thai yellow curry. Really nice lime and spicy clove note, lemongrass, and honey. Tons of sweetness on the palate. Honey, vanilla, and coconut notes. Nice Thai yellow curry, lime zest, and lemongrass. A pleasant spiciness and a touch of alcohol Really good.
WillRunForBeer (801) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in trade from umich43jm, thanks Jason! Pours white gold and fairly viscous. Aroma is cinnamon, clove and curry with a hint of citrus. Flavor follows nose. Flavors of coconut and lime balance out the spice. Nice.
umich03jm (2116) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 375 ml bottle. Pours clear pale yellow, still. Nose has a lot curry mixed with some tropical fruit, cinnamon, and lime. Taste is moderately sweet with some very nice spice to it. The lime brings a light tartness to finish and its pretty dry too. I don’t taste much coconut at all. Very nice mead that I sipped on for a long time.
JAXSON (529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale straw color. Nose is lovely -- sweet, savory, and exotic, with lemongrass, green chili pepper, perhaps curry leaf, and a nice mango and other tropical fruit. Mouth isn’t quite as focused but still quite good. More lemongrass, ginger, a faint bite of chili pepper, of course a pleasant honey note throughout. Faintly hot, green chili finish. Good stuff!
JaBier (4983) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear blanc in color with no head and no legs. Aroma of lime, curry and gingerbread. Honey and gingerbread flavor with a touch of lime before a dry white wine finish.