MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Charles Street Liquors. 15.2% edition. "Romance by the glass". Shit, maybe I should change out of these sweat pants.
Baby Duvel tulip. Soggy cork. Looks like Darjeeling tea.
Sweet, fruity, tart, nougat-y scent. Mild, chocolaty, tobacco-infused coffee lingers about.
Early apple tartness lends way to tobacco, melding earthy/woody vanilla, baking chocolate, smoke, & just a drip of hazelnut-like coffee. Bitter, lingering apple peel/core.
Smooth, deep, & decently bitter, despite the sweetness. Coffee doesn’t get too intense. Could try to be a bit denser, but it tastes invigorating & relaxing at the same time. Definitely should let this sweat before popping. Caffeine!
JohnnyJ (4624) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden hue, with no head. Very sweet, honey, big vanilla flavor, rotten fruit, a bit earthy, and very light on the coffee. Meh okay.
Gription79 (2378) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 375ml bottle. Honey, vanilla, spicy coffee, fruity. This finished drier then I thought it would making it drinkable. A very interesting mead.
Sledutah (5214) - Utah, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Appearance:Clear yellow with no head or lacing
Aroma: Honey, clover, smokey, peppers and spices
Taste: Clover, honey, woody and sugar
Nice and tasty
douglas88 (6477) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really interesting bottle thanks to Dallas! Pours a clear yellow color. A nice rich nose of honey, floral notes and banana. The flavor is immediately full of big vanilla, some light coffee, huge honey, viscous, banana. Very good.
MikeJslc (759) - USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale gold, clear. Aroma is slightly spicy, some floral notes. Sweet sugary flavor with lots of vanilla, some more floral notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ernesto987 (4070) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the meadfest, odd flavor profile, roasty and some coffee flavors.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear yellow syrupy pour with no head. Epic vanilla bourbon notes lead to espresso and creamy caramel. Uber sweet but very flavorful, and never cloying. Syrupy thick palate with a sweet finish.
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle ($22.19 375ml). Pours with a clear golden body with strong legs. Still. Aromas of huge, spicy coffee. Lightly vegital, peppery, tobacco, vanilla, honey, earthy. A hint of acidity. A bubblegum like ester. Really different. Minimal alcohol. Flavors are ... wow. Interesting! Rich, earthy, spicy coffee. Huge tobacco notes. Vanilla creamer. A very interesting coffee experience. Medium sweet. Light tannin and a touch of acidity in the finish that helps balance the sweetness nicely. Well constructed on that account. A faint hint of smoke from the coffee. Medium to slightly full bodied for a mead. Good viscosity. Still. Not hot at all. Possibly a good cigar mead right here. Really good, very unique!