daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sparkling gold pour. Nice sweet floral honey intertwined with smooth vanilla notes. Sweet but not too syrupy. Has a slight dry finish. Enjoyable mead.
annunz123 (924) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Honey and alcohol in the aroma. Flavor is heavy alcohol with a little vanilla and spice in the finish. More a liqueur than a mead (or beer), and a pretty harsh one at that.
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to me! Poured a clear golden yellow color with no head. Aroma is mostly a a light, sweet notes. Flavor is a sweet, light vanilla notes, with a touch of honey sweetness. Dry, not bad.
Travlr (16394) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of radagast83, thank you sir. Deep clear golden color. Aroma of flowers and perfume. Taste is sweet. Right flowers. Nice.
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by radagast83. Pours clear dark gold. Aroma is honey, vanilla, coconut and straw. Flavor is honey and vanilla with a dry finish. Full body.
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
intense, in your face mead. harsh. muddled vanilla and medicine. the other 4 sap house meads i had were much dryer and chuggable than this here hee haw mead
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Run. Pours a crystal clear bronze color, no head, strong legs. Aroma of honey, citrus, vanilla bean, earth, dust, dry must, heavy booze. The taste is intense honey and vanilla, citrus, lemongrass, booze, burnt sugar and an almost woody character in the finish. Medium-full bodied, very hot. Quite nice. 50th mead rating!
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle purchased at the source during our visit this past fall... Pours perfectly clear light golden hue throughout, still with a nice leggy film remaining after swirling... Aroma is a bouquet of semi-sweet honey and added floral notes. Vanilla is not that apparent for that matter and almost fails to come through at all... Peppery just more than semi-sweet honey profile, sweeter than dry but not to the point of being a dessert mead. Vanilla
Seems to add a smoothened sweetness. A gardenia like floral finish in the backend. Medium bodied but not too full and definitely holds the warmth in quite well without the booze factor coming into play all that much. Finishes on a lightly spiced bent. Wish the vanilla was more apparent though.
MeadMe (1472) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nice light yellow. Aroma is honey fresh from the hive, subtle vanilla as well. Love that the really let the honey shine here. Loads of honey and waxy comb. Lightly earthy and floral. Hints of vanilla appear in the middle and linger after the finish. Good stuff. Look forward to drinking the entire lineup.
Reynolds314 (2880) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at a sap house tasting. Aroma is cream soda, raw vanilla bean, floral, and honey. Taste is very smooth and lightly sweet with light acidic flavors and a perfect balance of vanilla flavor. What a nice 18% mead with the alcohol completely hidden. Impressive stuff.