heavy (1954) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16/04 A sample from Marko’s bottle, thanks! It poured deep golden to amber body with moderate to slower thick legs. Honey and wood aroma, in plain way. Sweet and sour flavor, simple honey dominated, while it also showed some peppery or herbal spicy notes. Unfortunately, rather thin in body, especially for a mead, with sweetish finish. Enjoyable, pleasant, but could also be much better and more flavorful.
Marko (3611) - Split, CROATIA - JAN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge thanks to Mateja for bringing this from Marija Bistrica! Lighter golden body. The aroma is relatively complex - apart from the typical, slightly waxy, sweet honey presence, there are some cough syrup notes, maybe vague thyme, all blended quite well together. The taste is more dry and watery than the nose indicated, again the spicy, notes show up in the front, diluted, bitterish, and not too welcome, maybe from the hops, with the fine honey notes stay in the background. Light "barnyard". Hmm, guessing they were skimpy with the honey here. Not much alcohol, just some warming, which I consider to be a good thing. Fresh, drinkable stuff, but not the best mead in Croatia.