magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with DiarmaidBHK - pours clear gold with some sediment - aroma is overpoweringly floral, which I hate being assaulted by flowers. Hides the alcohol well, but it does have some sweet burn on the finish. Overall, solid, but too floral.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Connecticut beverage mart. Pours yellow with no head. Has some floral notes on the note. In addition to the honey has a bit of a floral thing. Hides the alcohol well. Solid but not amazing.
tcane7 (1343) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour at NHC. Nose of sweet honey, alcohol, floral notes. Pretty clean, sweet finish.
Loineshawn (3006) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
easiest drinkin of the 4 moonlight meads i had. dry. pleasant apple. honeysuckle. good.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Michael Fairbrother. I’m including the Heather as a secondary rating as it hasn’t been released to date.
Wildflower-Pours near water-white, faint yellow note. Still. Nose is really perfumey floral and baby powder, non-descript otherwise. Sweet honey and sugar, distinct ethanol notes as well. On tasting, soft and light vanilla. This is a sweet mead, but balanced. Very clean, warming ethanol. Nice sack mead, if a bit one-dimensional.
Heather-much preferred this one. Funky tartness and earthy notes to the nose. Wild honey, light on the florals. On tasting, clean and has an acidic slant that will mellow in time. Noted alcohol. Super interesting with a faint turpentine note that I kind of like. Can’t wait to try this another 3 years or so.
MeadMe (1171) - Riverview, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice yellow hue. Aroma is rich sweet honey. Flavor is honey, sweet but not overly so. Light vanilla and a touch of oak. One of the best non polish traditional meads I have ever had.
MicroGrog (290) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Charles St. Liquors. Baby Duvel glass.
Clear, rich, straight gold body. Tiny, tiny particles. Uniform legs. Slight bit of foaming.
Smells is quite big on floral honey. Chamomile, cream, maple candies, apple acidity, wax. Fuming alcohol.
Somewhat sharp apple/malic acid forward taste. White sugar sweetness. Waxy floral/grassy honey. Tart lemon. Savignon Blanc. Bit of cardboard. Slippery body, subtly numbing. Grain & mushroom-like earthiness on the finish.
Went in expecting something rich & deep, but still enjoyed the bottle.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Night of the Funk 2012. I truly love this meadery. Straight honey and clover with hints of deliciously spicy esters. Assertive sweetness complemented by definitive tartness. Awesome!
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden yellow color. Aroma is like performing cunnilingus on a queen bee. Taste is smooth and rich honey.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Shane. Pours a clear gold with no head what so ever. Aroma is mainly dry honey with a bit of backing sweetness and a hint of light fruit. Flavor is similar with dry honey throughout and a growing underlying sweetness.