DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry, Medicinal honey fumes which get kind of solventy too. Flavors bring back the medicinal and solvent characteristics but i think it needs to be a touch less sweet to be fully enjoyable. I certainly like the medicinal/solvent aspects though, fo sho!
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tasted from bottle at RBSG. Wow. What an insanely beautiful aroma. Reminds me of wax lips and a shoving a boquet of flowers up your nose. Excellent. Awesome sweet flavors. I love sweet beers. I like higher ABV beers. I love meads. Another excellent over the top one.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle RBSG grand tasting, this was a cool mead, gotta say I liked it. It was good, don’t have much written down, as this was in the midst of crazy insanity that is the grand tasting
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Ernest: Pours a clear pale gold with some slight legs. Aroma, sweet honey, spices, and sugary, some vanilla. Flavor, spices, honey, sweet with a medium body, some other fruity notes as well. Very smooth and thick on the palate. I love good mead, and this stuff is great.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy boboski. Clear, pale yellow/gold. Still. Great aroma- floral honey, spices somewhere between vanilla and nutmeg, light colored fruits (apples), perfume, oak with a very light char, subtle alcohol. Same flavors, complex, very nice. Full body, smooth, viscous. Excellent.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I havent tried very many meads, however I have had several eisweins and french sauternes...I just love dessert whites. This is up there with the best I’ve had. The honey character is extremely succulent, lots of depth and the perfect sweetness. The sweetness and the acidity are in nice balance. Hints of dried fruits and ripe fruits accompany the honey. Very pure and clearly extremely well made.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Tasting, Cask Eve, 2006
crystal clear light yellow, sweet fruity aroma with a bit of hot alcohol, thick body, heavy honey flavor, nice sweetness, touch of bittering spices,
nice legs, great rich hone flavor, lots of sweetness, nice fruity character,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pale straw hue (still). Aromas of clover, light toast, watermelon, pear and sugar cookies. Fairly sweet overall, but there is a lot of the aforementioned fruit in the flavour. Finishes a little alcohol-dry with a pear aftertaste. Very smooth throughout, a slow sipper though. Creamy texture and medium-full body.
notalush (4635) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2004 bottle shared by beastiefan2k (thanks, eugene!) - the most unique experience of this weekend’s tasting - almost clear, honey-colored (go figure) mead - strong wildflower honey aroma, with very present acidity, white wine-like tannins, and apple skins - initially, the flavor is so intense it feels like a slap in the face - strong, sweet, apple brandy flavor, with the earthy complexity of overripe fruits - the sweetness is strong, but a light acidity and complex white wine characteristics keep it from seeming like too much - a light spicy/peppery character and alcohol warmth add to the depth and help balance it even more - this would make a great cordial.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Props to Boboski for the bottle. The aroma of this mead is captivating for sure. Not what I expected--but a intriguing blend of acidity and sweet honey. This smells like a white zinfandel with a splash of honey mixed in. The apperance is a very clean, light golden color that causes you to pause to take in its beauty. The palate is full, but not overly thick like some meads can be--very palatable...Nice sweet honey flavor with some alcohol burn detectable. Floral spices are present throughout and play perfectly with the sweetness of the honey. The finish is nice and dry, with hints of the vinuous aspects coming through more in the lingering aftertaste. This is truly incredible.