Ernest (7034) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Body is clear medium yellow.
Aroma is notes of honey, alcohol, and sugar/caramel.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic.
Medium body, syrupy texture, flat carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
Very simple and very syrupy-sweet, but no off notes or genuinely unpleasant aspects. Average.
AndySnow (5969) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
How: Bottle, as Mjöd Njemen.
Where: SBWF 2015.
Appearance: Pale golden colour with no head.
Aroma: Fruit, honey, alcohol, spices.
Body: Medium body, no carbonation.
Flavour: Honey, fruit, raisin, caramel, alcohol.
tkrjukoff (4243) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale golden. Aroma is vinous sourish honey boozy fruity. Flavor is as aroma quite sweet and nicely balanced sourness.
_angst_ (4128) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Kaj (non-RB). Pours clear golden leaving some subtle legs in the glass. Smell is slightly fruity and slightly earthy with dark honey, raisins, figs, dried pine needles, alcohol and lemon peal. Taste is sweet, fruity and earthy. Mouthfeel is viscous, oily, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and very tiny sour with dark honey, caramel, raisins, figs, dates, dried pine needles, moist soil, alcohol and lemon peal. Solid stuff! I like it!
rlgk (15805) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. Clear pale golden, no head. Fruity honey aroma, almond, nectar, spicy, raisins, some figs. Honey flavor, raisins, figs, almond, caramel. Quite sweet, but still ok.
jjsint (1803) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle at Aline Leiçiai, Vilnius. Thanks to Fat Phil for availability info. White gold. Clear. Honey, alcohol, wormwood, birch aroma. Sweet with a hint of sour. Gum-numbing on the way down. By far and away the best mead I have ever tasted.
Cunningham (6255) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pale golden pour with no head at all. Sticking my nose into this one reminds me of a single malt whisky. Moore honey and some spices in the aroma after a while. Thick nice and oily texture. Sweet, but not cloying. Ice wine-ish flavor. Fruity, honey, some spices and some wood. Nice tasty dessert mead.
[Bottle (as Mjöd Njemen) from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]
Marduk (4786) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear yellow color. No head, non expected. Honey wax, spirit, honey, sweet, tar in aroma. Honey wax, tar, spirit, honey in taste. Tar is bit disturbing. But solid mead non the less.
FatPhil (12190) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2015 500ml glass bottle (Maxima, Vilnius) (7:4:7:4:15=3.7)
Lovely meady aroma in the Polish style, lots of honey, Citrussy sharpness. Nice meady taste too, again the citrus, but really floral too. Not too sweet thanks to the citric acid, a good after-meal sipper. Very nice dwojniak.
Rerate of: 500ml bottle (Lieciai, Vilnius) (7:3:8:4:16+=3.8+)
Beautiful floral honey aroma. Beautiful sharpness in the taste too. Palate so light, not sticky at all. Takes any polish trojniak on head-to-head. So much honey, but so light. Stunning mead. I want a bottle! (and thanks to the bar staff I found out where to get one, see above!)
DSG (9748) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Vova’s place. Thanks Vova. Hazy amber honey color. Aroma of honey, floral notes and mild spiciness. Sweet honey flavor with a sourish touch and light spiciness.
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, keepy uppy session with jacob and duff. clear yellow; light aroma of floral honey and vanilla, not much sign of spice; faint menthol, sweet honey, pleasant but unexciting