Kinz (2968) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Beer" #20 RBSG 06. Got to try this directly after the Apis Jadwiga, perhaps not entirely fair. Light blond in color, a touch thin in appearance. Aroma of slightly smokey bacon. Honey wax flavor, seet, but not overpowering. Rather nice actually. I found it to be very similar to the meads I’ve sampled previously from Smokehouse Winery.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
in comparison, much lighter that Jadwiga...which more or less set the tone for the rest of it...smell was great. sweet honey, berries, but the flavor had a medicinal tone to it that was detracting. thebody was also not nearly as viscous as its primary competition. an enjoyable meade, but a far cry from the top of the ladder.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light golden liquid with tall legs. Honey, and exotic perfumes fill the nose. Lots of floral scents along with light spice of ginger, cloves and cinnamon. Honey fruit and flowers strewn about the place in the flavor. LIghtly warming on the the palate. This does not get thick and sticky, rather stays light and balanced through out. Certainly wouldn’t mind having more of this about. Thanks Tom for sharing.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear viscous still pale golden with nice legs. Sweet floral fruity sugary complex honey aroma is verey enticing. Rich, sweet viscous floral clover honey body has a very nice complex flavor and well-balanced sweet and warming alcohol. A very nice mead, but definitely not something I could afford to drink too regularly.
BeerHawk (1748) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first mead and I love it! Bottled Oct 2004. Poured a clear pale yellow with small particles afloat. Aromas of honey, orange, and a slight hint of alcohol. Sweet honey flavor with light spices. A great warming dessert drink .A wonderful wine alternative that I’ll probably fool many a friend with. Thanks to Springslicker for introducing this style to me at the Tennessee Tasting!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with waxed cork. Pours still, clear, pale yellow and sticks to the glass beautifully. The aroma is earthy, sweet honey and a little bit of alcohol. The flavor is very sweet and assertive honey and a very subtle alcohol warmth. This definitely has to be savored; anything more than sipping would be overwhelming. But a very, very good mead.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Tom for sharing. Clear yellow body, no head. Very interesting aroma - pollen, orange peel, sweet honey. Sweet plant stem flavor with smooth, sweet honey. Delicous! Spicy alcohol bite in the finish that really rounds out the flavor.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - APR 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow.. this stuff rocks. Huge thanks to the Couga’ for this one. Pours a clear very pale yellow. No head. Aroma is lemons, honey, very floral sweet notes. Flavor is very sweet, almost no alcohol bite, sweet honey, vanilla, tasty. very drinkable. Smooth. Very easy to drink. VERY nice. Thanks Tom
hezron (606) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flowery aroma: orange blossoms and spice, noticeable alcohol...very complex and strong, strong, strong. Spicey flavor with lots going on so that it blends to an almost medicinal note..but not in a bad way...super sweet and warming. Really full body, with a creamy mouthfeel. Thanks CaptainCougar for sharing this bottle.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, November 2004, special thanks to CaptainCougar for the opportunity! Poured a still pale golden with some beautiful legs. Very rich and sweet flavor profile with the freshest honeycomb (felt freshly-squeezed!), ripe apples, and hints of a warm spice blend. Thick and most-assuredly coating flavors of the aforementioned honey, apples, and spices... add a tiny bit of caramel. Wow! Edges of the palate found lightly-sour lighter fruit notes. Alcohol provided a mild accent to the flavors, and was warming as this delicious nectar oozed down the throat. This was phenominal!