JoePeesie (919) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice goldenrod. Nose is funky and woody. Taste is very dry and oaky. Not much character or depth. Very enjoyable to be certain but I was expecting and hoping it would have more depth. I enjoyed the pomp and circumstance but I was hoping for more.
after4ever (6731) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks, J! Pours a crystal clear medium gold with minimal head or lace. Sweet nose, showing floral notes, coconut, nougat, caramel, vanilla--lots of different candy bar and honey notes. Sticky thick heavy still body. Nougat, vanilla, coconut, floral notes on the mid palate. Soft, approachable, delicious.
BeerandBlues2 (10827) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear and still dark gold. Aroma is coconut, vanilla, honey, oak and sherry notes. Flavor is sweet honey, oak, coconut, vanilla, light cinnamon and ginger, and a sweet finish. Full body.
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear pale golden. Aroma is sweetish honey barrel boozy some odd malty like notes. Flavor is as aroma, semi dry fruity vinous finish.
tchaos (336) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle from the meadery. Pours still, clear gold. Aroma is honey forward with light notes of vanilla. Taste is barely forward, with a balance of alcohol, honey, vanilla, and oak. Medium body.
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour is pale gold with slight brown tinting. Aroma and flavor of harsh bourbon, slight spice, and slight sugar. The barrel aging completely overpowers the mead, and not in a good way.
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 Alcohol and honey smell. Alcohol taste was a bit too heavy but there was some great sweet honey taste in there too with a mild pecan note that was pleasant.
beerbill (3573) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml clear glass bottle. Pours a clear gold with no head. This is a still mead. Very pleasant aroma of sweet honey with oak and some Utopias vapors. The flavor is sweet honey with oak, vanilla, and some brandy-like Utopias. Not at all rough on the palate despite its abv, although there is a some booziness to this mead. Very enjoyable!
onceblind (5692) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Still clear light golden. Earthy champagne and honey aroma. Taste is sweet and tart with an earthy sweetness and a bit of a woody note. Too boozy hot.
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light gold color. Aroma is brandy, sherry, vanilla and a whisp of coconut. Taste is sweet with taste of honey, brandy and alcohol. I was expecting this to take on a bit more of the Utopias characteristics and darker color. Still a good mead, but not really worth the $40 price tag.