PhillyCraft (1972) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 Bottle with Allen and Pat, compliments of Allen on 4th of July. Pours a slightly cleanish golden color, not much head or lace to note. Aromas of peach guts, mango, juicy honey, pineapple, and green tea. Taste is peach nectar, apricot, mango, wood, cinnamon, vanilla, and the same green tea aftertaste that was present in the aroma. Maybe the best mead I have tried to date.
Sean9689 (216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a burnt yellow color, bubbles on top. Nose is tea, floral, herbal, honey sweetness. Black tea is upfront and enjoyable, honey sweetness, burnt sugars, light fruity notes. If you like tea and mead, then you’ll like this one.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to daknole, an excellent way to finish off the night. Aroma is herbal with notes of black tea, and definite tropical fruit. Flavor shows pineapple, mango, and guava, as well as tea/honey. Overall body is moderate and the balance is exceptional. The fruit and tea compliment eachother nicely while some backend acidity keeps it from becoming cloying. Another interesting mead from Kuhnhenn.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very lightly hazy gold pour. Aroma of tea(herbal and black), dryer honeyed notes, dried fruit. Flavor isnt cloying, but it’s sweet. Honey, guava, tea, pineapple. Badass!!
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7oz bottle-shared by jtc-pours hazy gold and still. Aroma is herbal, sweet light/medium malt. Taste is herbal-black tea, sweet light/medium malt-honey.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle... a bit of an ugly mead, muddy dark gold with copper, no head... subtle nose but nice, a sweet front that reminds me of a tropical breeze lotion but can’t describe the components, with a light tea finish, really balanced... the taste is more tea than anything, wish it had more the breeze, but this is good, especially with low expectations
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ mead tasting. Pours a clear light brown amber. Big sweet honey, light tea and berries, sweet fruit. Soft tea notes, big sweet fruit soft iced tea flavors. Soft candy and sweet tea flavors on the finish, long honey notes.
jtclockwork (5102) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Pours semi clear gold. Nose/taste of black tea, honey and herbs. Some mango pits. Medium body. Sweet finish.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a light orange color with next to no head. Nose is of black tea, honey, some booze, and very light tropical fruits. Taste is identical, all the makings of a good mead.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured from a small kuhnhenn bottle. apricot-colored body..honey, tea, and tropical fruit..big pineapple and mango..flavor is similar, and is full of this tropical fruit and tea..sweet, but not cloying. delicious