IrishBoy (4000) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Ratman. Nose is honeycomb, earth, and a hint of molasses. Hazy orange with a medium off white head. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with a caramel malty backbone.
Ratman197 (11760) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness, honey and yeast. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, honey, light earthiness and light yeast with a smooth lingering caramel finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-caramel color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was tart, mlaty, golden fruits, toffee, sweet, honey and a touch medicinal. The flavor was tangy and sweet, honey, citrus, ginger, toffee and a medicinal presence that grew. Medium finish. Medium body. Disappointing.
JStax (4105) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample. The mead is a clear, light gold color. The aroma has strong marker and paper qualities. The taste is wierd, papery bitterness and harsh alcohol. Unpleasant to drink.
PartyFowle (733) - - JUN 16, 2015
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Light amber, very clear. Nearly no head. Aroma is honey, overripe orange, warm alcohol, sherry, citrusy hops, some biscuit character. Leans sweet. Flavor is very medicinal, like Bandaida. Also getting some fried dough, a little honey, citrusy hops and toastiness before a massive Bandaid-y finish. Blech.
jbruner (3185) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden orange from the bottle with minimal head or lace. Aroma of big sweetness over honey. Taste follows, awesome sweetness, but not crazy, booze is well hidden. Decent.
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle, god knows where i bought the damn thing .. . deep amber .. almost still .. honey and sweet bark .. thin and stale, not the best mead around .. . . for everything else, there’s mastercard
djd07 (6616) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Graeme. Pours a clear orange with small off white head. The aroma is candy sugar malt and honey. Thin mouth, very bitter, light honey, decent.
wlajwl (4924) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is honey, celery and mildly perfumed. The flavor is honey, celery, malts and medium sweetness/somewhat cloying/alcoholic finish.
AWISLguy (1967) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Steve’s in Fitchburg. Pours a golden orange with a smooth white head. Aroma has sweet grapey alcohol, some straw and some fruits. Taste is initially of an interesting sweet/tart/bee’s hive blend. Starting sweet fruity, then the earthy, heavy sour/bitter bee hive component kicks in. No words ... Medium bodied, and quite dry. Finishes alcoholly, but not hot, with some sweetness and a lot of length. Never have had a mead, and no idea what to expect. Too alcoholly and without enough flavor for enjoyment. Perhaps a few more tries at the style will help.