_angst_ (3817) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours tiny cloudy pale golden with no head and subtle legs. Smell is sweet with honey, hay, orange zest, vanilla, alcohol and hints of bochet. Taste is sweet and tiny spicy with honey, orange zest, lemon zest, hay, pepper corns, vanilla and hints of spongecake. Mouthfeel is soft, slightly sticky sweet, slightly boozy and medium bodied. finish is sweet with honey, orange zest, lemon zest, peppery wood and alcohol. Interesting peppery citrusy mead.
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Pale yellow, no head. Honey aroma, floral, honey, raisins, caramel, banana notes. Sweet honey flavor, floral, caramel, banana, raisins, some grapes. Good mead.
jtclockwork (11780) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 vintage thanks to Clark. Pours yellow gold. Nose/taste of sweet honey, vanilla, light maple syrup, sugar-coated pear, wood, cinnamon and vanilla. Medium/full bodied. Great balance.
Steve_0 (3582) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear golden with no head - great legs. Sweet floral, woody, almost grassy, oak, brandy-esque, nutty, and maple syrup in the aroma. Taste is sweet honey, vanilla, flower petals, rose hips, nutty, hay, and lightly woody with a sweet finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really nice and easy-drinking mead and something I could drink year-round.
Experiment_Ale (1090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Stephens House with Stephen, and Aaron. pours clear yellow. Aroma is sweet pear. Taste is sweet pear with nice light dark fruit notes.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Steve_0’s place. Thanks to Stephen! Pours a golden appearance with no head. Big apple, vanilla bean, pear, cinnamon aroma. Goopy thick honey, rich apple, pear, nutmeg, cinnamon flavor. Grate drank.
MeadMe (1512) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my all time favorite meads. Last time I had it I wasn’t rating so it’s time to give it it’s due with a fresh 2012 bottle. Pours a pale yellow. Aroma is simple sweet waxy honey. Flavor is as good as I remember. Huge honey sweetness without hitting Polish levels of sweetness. The honey character is very bright and sugary sweet. Hints of apple, vanilla, and a bit of melon. Tones of wax and waves of caramel. A dash of booze in the finish. On the fuller side of medium in body, smooth. Still world class stuff.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gold pour. So sweet and thick and rich. So damn good. Honeycomb cereal...decadent. Would drink this again and again.
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Share courtesy of dak. It pours with a clear watery looking body that has a slight gold hue to it. The aroma is straight up sweet honey goodness mixed with a mild amount of bee’s wax. The taste is smooth and nectar like sweetness with sugary sweet rich honey goodness and some bee’s wax. Nice smooth silky residual sugars and honey richness make this a pleasing sipper.
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle sampled @ Dak’s Black Friday tasting. Generously shared by Dak...can’t believe I’m getting a chance to try this. On my wants FOREVER! Extremely fragrant sweet floral and fruity aroma that shows crisp apple, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, oak, and honey. Similar flavor. So refined and filled with raw organic honey. Again demonstrating every member of the melon family. Pure cane sugar and a slight acidity/citrus. Decadent, incredible dessert mead. Close to perfection in a bottle.