magsinva (830) - Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the tap room - pours clear straw, still. The bourbon notes are clearly present, tons of smoke, but it overwhelms what seems to be a delicate mead. The alcohol is masked by the cold, but starts to come through as a spicy burn once it warms. Nice!
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light yellow pour. Hints of bourbon, oak, a tad of a floral flavor, warm alcohol, dry and pretty good.
Ibrew2or3 (6232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a clear water colored body that has a slight yellow tint. The mild aroma is smooth with both honey and bourbon notes. The taste has smooth slick honey mixing with smooth bourbon booze and then more bourbon into the finish.
firstsip (174) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had at Brewed in Michigan (maybe it was the 3rd year? Couldn’t find anything saying one way or the other). A bit syrupy, but balanced bourbon sweetness. Not usually my thing, but not bad.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass at Kuhnhenn on 9/7/13. Clear gold in color with no head and slight legs. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dry white wine and honey. Vanilla and honey flavor with a dry, oaky white wine finish.
MeadMe (1176) - Riverview, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a yellow gone with light golden hues. Aroma of vanilla, and whiskey soaked wood. Flavor is a touch more mild than the Rye. Light honey up front with a touch of earth. Nice light barreL notes oak and vanilla. Hints of whiskey but no way overpowering. Balanced and tasty. Another winner.