CaptainCougar (7133) - 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 (1810) - 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 (1747) - 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 (610) - 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 (7353) - Pewaukee, 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!
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transparent and lucid pale yellow in color. Motionless and void of other life. Expressive aroma allures with honey nectar, clover, lilies of the valley and alcohol presence. Hot, exquisite nectar rejoices throughout the mouth. Margarine-like feel lands in the mouth, spreads slowly downward and slowly drips off the tongue. Honey stolen straight from the queen bee is our resplendent booty. Warming alcohol tickles the tongue, nearly stinging, but comes through as more of a seducer. Thick liquid pool exits our playing field, warming with buttery honey. Such a damn tasty treat - thanks for bringing this along, CaptainCougar!
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Tom! The mead pours to a thin light yellow watery color and looks like toxic airplane glue. The aroma is sweet apple honey, interesting floral components like lavendar. The flavor is sweet yellow apples, honey, lavendar, honeysuckle. It’s delicate and balanced. The palate is sweet and sugary, coating and good.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear golden color w/ nice legs. Hugely sweet aroma lots of honey and warm notes of alcohol tchs of candied sugarz. Full palate well coated and warming. Flavor is very sweet just honey fermented. Good stuff.