Headbanger (3719) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle 5/31/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-38° in snifter-Pours a hazy golden with no head. Aroma of honey and vanilla. Taste of the same with the cinnamon and slight alcohol coming thru. This light bodied beverage hits the spot on a cool evening.
ajnepple (4656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Biggie Wine & Liquor. Gold clear appearance with no head. Aroma of cinnamon, vanilla, honey and other spices. Similar flavor with a full body. A nice one to sip on.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours yellow with fastly dissipating white head. Aroma is bery cinnamon and vanilla, reminds me of an Apple pie. Taste is crisp, sweet, very desserty. Overall, tasty.
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, dated 12/21/12. Pours a still, hazy straw yellow. Aroma is sweet, big cinammon and vanilla, apple cider and cinnamon sugar cookie. Taste is big cinnamon, very sweet, with a floral, vanilla, honey finish. No carbonation, smooth with medium body.
dwyerpg (5220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well this is aptly named. You can taste the honey, the vanilla and the cinnamon. The flavor works pretty well. This may be the best I’ve had from them, but it still doesn’t rank as a high meadery for me.
JStax (4529) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with a friend. Pours a near hazy copper with no sign of carbonation. The aroma is big vanilla beans, honey crystals, some cinnamon, and maybe a hint at some wood. Taste is sweet and a little bit spice forward. Thick, sweet, sugary mouthfeel. I liked this much more than I anticipated.
Machinari_Diem (58) - - FEB 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My absolute favorite mead from Redstone. Aroma smells strongly of honey and vanilla. Flavor is mild honey (alfalfa and wildflower) thickened by vanilla and balanced with spicy cinnamon at the finish. Balanced toward the sweet side.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Redstone. Golden pour. Nice cinnamon aroma. Vanilla, sugar cookie dough, honey, and caramel. Spicy cinnamon flavor up front. Lots of sweet vanilla. Tastes of sugar cookie dough as well. Plenty of honey, too.
adnielsen (10360) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a pretty clear golden appearance with no head. Huge cinnamon roll, vanilla, white fruity, sweet dessert, fairly spicy aroma. Moderately sweet, big vanilla, cinnamon, rich cinnamon roll frosting, sweet honey flavor. Really nice drink to share at Christmastime with relatives.
magsinva (1070) - Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from State Line Liqours- catching up on old ratings from Oct/Nov 2012 timeframe. This is one of my favorite styles, but I’m not seeing a lot of folks doing it well, unfortunately. This one had a nasty menthol thing happening, that just shouldn’t be there. Disappointing.