Ernesto987 (2378) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty rich the maple Nd honey blends in there pretty good. Dry finish. Not too sweet, pretty good
pantanap (3155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from a trade from awhile back. also sampled at the source during the month of september... pours a mostly clear transparent golden cidery hue. fairly clean with thin legs not leaving much of a trace even after gentle swirling... smooth clean apple and honey notes upfront. maple adds some sweetness but doesnít offer up too much distinction. honey still remains the focus which is nice since itís very clean and to the point... flavors offer up a similar profile with clean honey at first, semisweet with some added maple sweetness but overall it finishes more on a semi-dry note with warmth from the abv in addition to some peppery spice that extends beyond the backend. lighter bodied than most meads and doesnít bog itself down byt tryng to be too big. this could substitue for a white wine as it doesnít come across as being too sweet although their is a bit of a booze factor that detracts from the overall experience.
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Jamesí tasting. Pours gold with no head. Maple and honey sweet aroma, with lighter spicy notes. The flavor has honey and maple sweetness, a hint of vanilla, and a little bit of booze.
j12601 (5652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at Jamesí place. Pours a clear bright yellow gold. Super sweet honey and candy. Beautiful aroma. Medium bodied, a bit less flavorful than the aroma suggests, but still nice. Subtle and smooth honey, warmth and sweetness. Tasty.
jtclockwork (5110) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Steve. Pours yellow gold. Nose/taste of beeswax, honey, vanilla and light maple notes. Finishes very dry with touch of warming alcohol. Medium body.
Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
My least favorite of the 4 meads I had at the tasting but it was still great. The aroma was floral and spicy with cider. The taste was more of the same with heavy apple blossum and peppery spice. Very subtle maple which I found strange but still very good.
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a yellow color with a brown tint. still. smells sweet honey with a light maple character. taste is mellow honey with a moderate maple presence. mouthfeel is smooth and rich.
johnnnniee (1501) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light golden color with one or two stray bubbles. Smells of sweet honey with faint hints of sugary maple. This smells fantastic. Taste is sweet and smooth with a slight but not harsh alcohol burn. Medium to thick body, still, sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Great mead!