Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2005
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
My 500th. Lets see if its any good. Pale yellow, no head. Sweet aroma, reminds me almost of champaigne (or however you spell that). *sip* Bleah! Overpoweringly sweet, and I normally like sweet. As it warmed a little bit, the sweetness seemed to mellow a little, and the honey taste started to come through. Still far too sweet to be enjoyable though.
burg326 (3699) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was not my cup of tea, poured a dark yellow with aromas of dry honey, and some wood, with a touch of spice. Flavors were the same, not the best one out there.
Headbanger (3303) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle 12/23/13 (Courtesy of TerryR)-46° in Snifter-Pours amber with no head. Aroma of sweetness, fruit, honey, and apple cider. Taste of honey, sweetness, and sugar. This light bodied beverage is not overly syrupy but just a bit sweet.
jackl (4600) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is strong honey, beeswax. Sugary cake icing. The taste is similar. Strong honey. A touch of lemon and summery fruits. Quite sweet and boozy. Syrupy body, fine carbonation. OK.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13. Pours a yellow color with no head. Has a sweetish spicy honey aroma. Sweetish spicy honey flavor. Has a sweetish spicy honey finish.
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig, 2013. Light green pour with a white head. Honey and baked apple aroma. Heavy sweet spice action in the flavour- cloves, cinnamon- accentuates the dominant honey taste. Not bad.
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brusin’ ales - pours clear gold, still. I had this one a couple days ago and drank the whole bottle in one sitting which I normally don’t do. That said its solid, but a bit boring.
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at ChrisO ... golden yellow ... soft dry honey nose ... soft floral honey ... light spice ... light dry honey finish
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Mes and Sim. Pours clear yellow tint with a few bubbles. Sweet honey aroma, hints of spices and herbs. Big sweet flavor, plenty of sticky honey, light spiciness. Full bodied with fine, flat carbonation. Moderately warming finish, medium sweet, not as thick as some meads I’ve had. Nice dry honey character in the end.
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Mes and Sim, 30/12/12.
Almost translucent with a hint of pale yellow, very thin white head.
Nose is almond, marzipan, light smoke, honey, piss.
Taste follows, honey, sweet sugars, booze.
Full bodied, still, sweet finish.
Decent enough mead.
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, smooth, simple and easy drinking mead. It has a lot of sweetness, but it’s not an overly rich or syrupy sweetness. Body is still thicker than wine, but it reminis bright and crisp. The spices are a good idea, but they leave a lot of sediment that takes away from the drinking experience. I should have used a little stocking for steeping.