ClarkVV (5657) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2005 Reserve, from the bottle as part of a mead flight at Sunset Grill on 11/17/07
Excessively clear, light honey body with no head and very flimsy legs.
Heavily floral aroma with light notes of lavendar and moist woodchips that belie the very filtered/pasteurized presentation. Not much whiskey or rum, just some light vanillin and more dry honey notes. Hints of cinnamon and allspice finish it off, with the transition from note to note very quick. It never really gives you anything to hang on to. Medium to medium low strength of aroma with some alcohol dryness on the finish.
Tastes like wildflowers and clover, as usual, with flour and bits of plastic. Lurgashall meads tend more dry, so the texture is left very susceptible to this plasticy/flouriness that dulls the already mild flavor. Not much oak and with an odd, fleeting stickiness and a snap of spicy phenols on the end. Novel and more something that makes you just want to say "what the hell is this?". Not particularly offensive, nor is it something I’d get again. Alcohol is not rampant relative to how strong it is.
abohemian (3) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
one of the best traditional meads out there. not too sweet, very true to the honey. deserves a higher rating.
DuffMan (9473) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2009 vintage, shared at game night with Parksy, phantomhennes, and heavylaevy. Golden body with medium viscosity, still. Sweet aroma of honey, light pineapple, light vanilla, floral undertones. Sweet floral honey balanced by a nice fruity acidity, pineapple coming in again, oaky vanilla in the finish. This ends with a light tartness, which greatly adds to the drinkability for me. I expected a cloying honeyed oak mess, but I’m happy to be completely wrong! This turned out to be a huge surprise hit!
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vintage 2009, pours a golden color with decent legs in the glass, aroma is quite sharp with honey and oak notes, smells pungent. Flavor is sharp as well, almost cloying but not quite, honey dominates and there are subtle oak hints, not sure why it has such weak rating on here, its not bad.
Christian (12663) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of oak and honey with a dusty note. Strong and sweet honey flavour ith a hint of walnut.
FatPhil (13579) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (ChrisO’s post-GBBF2011 Wednesday)
A slick and oily viscous fluid, looks like it will be sticky. Honey alcohol and molasses dominate the aroma, but there’s a sharpness too. Sharpness comes out more in the mouth, and in fact dominates. It’s aided by the bite of 17% alcohol. Too sharp for me. for 17% meads, give me the mjod style instead.
Dedollewaitor (15469) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Chris O’s. Thanks guys. Pours clear golden with no head. Rice, honey, oak and alcohol. Warmth from alcohol. Sweet and cloying.
Theis (15113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO & Ruth’s - Thanks. Clear golden - no head. Sweetness, raisins, dried fruits, light wooden notes, oakey, sharpness, alcoholic, almonds, earhty.
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml. clear glass.
ABV: 17.0%. Clear light to medium yellow colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate honey, wood, earthy. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light light bitter with a average to long duration, honey, spicy, wood - oak bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2011 500ml bottle at 17.0%. Straw colour. light honey (obviously) aroma. Touch of rubber. Sweet on the palate but not too sticky or unctuous. I don’t think I’ll ever be a great mead fan but this was pretty drinkable and light.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle shared with family. 2006 vintage Special Reserve. Poured into a small port glass, it is a warm golden yellow in color, flat. Aroma is honey, touch of spice, vanilla, dandelions, oak. It has a subtle flavor hint of golden rum - cane sugar? Flavors are heavy on sweetness, a little melon, honey, doughy bread. Finish is cloying, overly sweet. Not my favorite mead so far, but all around not bad.