kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3/retorp. Pours a light chardonnay yellow with no head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of floral esters, honey, candy sugar, fresh fruit, some hints of grassy wheat. Flavor is sweet and syrupy with notes of candy sugar, honey, light floral esters. Generally medium body with a pleasing fruity finish.
markwise (4750) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks retorp for the share. Pours a watery-looking yellow. It is watery only in appearance, as this mead smells like booze, honey, light fruit, and sugar. Flavor is very similar. Very good mead.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very clear pale yellow. Nose is alcohol, sweet honey, sugar, mild spices, apple, lemon and pear. Flavor is very hot alcohol, sweet sweet honey, fermented fruits, apple, pear, plum. Wow!
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy Ibrew2or3. Clear light yellow pour, no head. Interesting aroma - unique herbal aroma that I assume is a character of the thistle honey. Sweet taste, but surprisingly dry on the back end. Interesting and unique.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from IBrew2or3. Thanks! Pours almost clear with just a hint of yellow. Aromas of flowers, light citrus, honey. Sweet honey flavors with some nice fruitiness both sweet and a little tart. Some pears are evident in the flavor and aroma too. Uncarbonated, with a touch of alcohol. My first mead and I liked it. Thanks!
dchmela (2822) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at Backus’ Backyard Bash. Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the taste! Clear light honey yellow color. Very sweet honey flower aroma. Lighter taste, not such sweet cloying honey and very easy to drink.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy IBrew2or3. Thanks a ton for sharing this rarity. Pours a clear, light straw color with no head or lacing. The still body shows moderate, sugary legging as the glass is swirled. Aromas lead off with the obligatory honey, though it’s very light compared to many other meads. Orange blossoms, indiscernible flowers (I don’t know what Star Thistle smells like), and a hint of sour fruit also show on the nose. The flavor is again very floral, with a light honey background and just a touch of dry, sour fruit notes. A silky, easy drinking body is sweet but not at all cloying. This is one of the easiest going meads I’ve ever tried. Solid.
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Backus’s Backdoor Bash ‘08... Pours crystal clear with a sweet honey aroma. Medium-bodied and slightly syrupy with only a trace of carbonation. Sweet and tart… actually a little more acidic than sweet in both the flavor and finish. Dries way out. Nice! Thanks go out to IBrew2or3 for sharing the bottle!
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Backus’s Backdoor Bash.Courtesy of IBrew2or3.The nose on this was great.Sweet honey and floral.I am already digging it and I haven’t tasted it yet.Flavor was sweet but not overdone where you can’t enjoy it.Definately some honey tones hear.Finished off slightly sweet.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of the funess that was Backus’s Backdoor Bash ‘08. I LOOOVE mead!! WOOT! Very nice aromas of flowers, sunshine, and honey...Yes. I can smell sunshine! LOL. Nice flavor of sweet, warm honey. Dryer on the finish. Lovely.