Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle courtesy of aplusbreaks. Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of oranges, wildflowers, roses, every whiff conjures up a different image of spring. Warming alcohol is also present on the nose. Tastes of fresh wildflower honey, apples, vanilla, spicy. Brilliant!
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle shared. Lots of sweet honey aromas. More aromas of spice and floral notes. Flavor was similar with a super sweet and floral flavor. Wow. Good stuff.
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear light yellow with very little fizzy white head, completely diminishing with no lacing. Aroma is lightly baked sugar cookies, sweet flowers, and light earth notes with honey, vanilla, and cinnamon added. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, flat carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, heavy sweetness, light acidity and bitterness. An elegantly crafted mead with a nice balance; not too sweet.
IrishBoy (3888) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by hmmiexist at RBSG; Nose of honey, more honey, and jasmine flowers; clear gold with no head; flavor was honey sweetness and light alcohol. Great stuff!
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.