arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 8 oz bottle, thanks Stephen! Clear yellow pour with no head, aroma brought notes of vanilla, honey, lemon, some nice apple, slight earth. Taste is very sweet sugar, honey, lots of vanilla, finishing fairly sweet. Good, but hard to drink a ton of this.
Steve_0 (1271) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting í12. Pour is golden yellow with no head. Huge sweet vanilla, honey, light pear, nutty aroma. Taste is rich honey, vanilla syrup, amaretto, sweet cherries, honey, and pears. Syrupy mouthfeel with no carbonation. Another sweet mead from Kuhnhenn with well-hidden alcohol.
notalush (4174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Colorado mead tasting 2012 - I am not a fan of vanilla that overpowers in the aroma - it always winds up smelling like pancake batter to me - thatís what this smells like to me (with a touch of coconut) - taste is very boozy, especially in the finish - strong vanilla flavors throughout - a bit of bourbon character - a bit of white grape in the finish - like the last one I tried, tastes much better than it smells.
adnielsen (6213) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Colorado Mead Tasting at Arminís house. Thanks to Stephen! Pours a clear light yellow appearance with no head. Rich vanilla, honey, green apple aroma. A touch thick, flaming vanilla bean, light lemon, sweet honey flavor. Easy to drink and tasty.
BOLTZ7555 (2378) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flat 10 karat pour produces a fragrant perfume of sweet vanilla, banana, pineapple, brown sugar, and caramel. Not nearly as over the top, agrressive, or enjoyable as the barrel-aged version but still good. Flavor also lacking the same complexity (weird because I didnít get a lot of the barrel influence but it somehow enhanced the base). Sticky, lots of vanilla. Banana, some cinnamon, and candied tropical fruit. Still canít get enough of Kuhnhennís meads!
PhillyCraft (1976) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, pours gold with no head or lace. Aromas are play doh, bannanas, blossom honeys, vanilla extract. Taste is frozen bananas, rum cake, vanilla, play-doh and honey.. slightly warming but when u consider that itís 17 percent its nothing. Medium bodied, long lasting finish. What a mead.
GT2 (5661) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6oz nip pouring at RBSG Grand Tasting LA. Pours clear gold, lighter, flat. Nose is mega sweet, whoooooo, vanilla extract slaps your face. There is coconut and some chemical like sunscreen scent. (??) Taste is wicked sweet, cinnamon, cocoa, dried pineapple. Rich palate. Ends up being quite yummy save for the sunscreen in the nose.
hamilton23 (546) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 6oz bottle. Pours golden in color with no carbonation. Aroma is lots of vanilla and a bit of bananas. Taste follows the nose with lots of great sweetness. This is dessert in a glass. Loved this one.
markwise (3806) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from kuhnhenn courtesy of unclerudy. Pours a clear gold with no head. Nose is light berries, vanilla beans, and a hint of vanilla ice cream. Flavor is similar with some booze, vanilla ice cream and some sweetness with a dry finish. Vanilla beans push through the dry finish though.
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burg326 (2326) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
7 ounce bottle that poured a light clear yellow color. Aroma of sugar, vanilla, honey, and some hard candies. Flavor is vanilla up front and sugary sweet honey at the end with a weird aftertaste that I cannot put my hands on. A real nice mead overall, great after a huge meal, treated this one more like a dessert wine.