Graveytrain (10) - - MAY 15, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Light Yellow pour with no head. Sweet honey and vanilla are on the nose and in the taste. A delicious dessert beverage.
Jow (2555) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle ta 10k tasting. Yellow meady pour. Nose is honey and vanilla. Tastes of honey, vanilla, pears, pineapple, apples. Sweet palate. Bunch of nice mead rates on this fine day.
jredmond (6062) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Clockwork’s 10K tasting, April 19th, 2015; courtesy of Max. Pours a clear, still golden honey body. Mouthfeel is medium and dry with notes of honey, dry wax, sweet jelly beans, vanilla and light oak. Light apple juice - maybe some sweat pear.
jtclockwork (10442) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 10K. Pours gold, Nose/taste of vanilla bean, honey, dry beeswax - Medium body.
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour on tap at the meadery, clear gold pour with no head, still pour, aroma brought notes of booze, nice floral honey into a bit of grain, nice vanilla bean notes with a touch of oaky tones. Taste was a mix of vanilla, honey, slight booze into more vanilla bean, some oak, finishing fairly sweet. Pretty nice, though its a foolproof combination.
brokensail (12500) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Jake. Clear pale yellow pour with nice legs. Some flowers, vanilla bean, and maybe a touch of wax. Slight cinnamon and alcohol as well. Pretty decent. Flavor is much better. Great vanilla, cinnamon sugar, and caramel. Sweet honey and maybe some graham cracker. Pretty nice.
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into tulip. Pours a bright yellow, almost like white wine. Aroma is sweet, with aromas of honey, vanilla, and a slight aroma of what I can only describe as Play-Doh. Taste is sweet honey with a significant vanilla presence that smooths out the honey sweetness before it becomes cloying. Has an aftertaste of pineapple.
kbudd19 (844) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with my wife on our quasi honeymoon. Still pour, Light yellow colour (much like a white wine). Aroma is light vanilla, sweet apples, and honey. Taste is apples, hint of vanilla, honey sweetness, finishes slighty dry with light tartness, medium bodied. Another solid one from SM, very nice.
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very hazy burnt orange color. Looks very oily in the glass. Nose is dominated by booze, crisp apple, grape juice and the obvious vanilla notes. A lot of sweet, burnt sugar, boozy as all giddup. Way less vanilla than expected. I get some moldy apples and other fruits. This is very sweet. Not a huge fan
radarsock (1112) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2015 750 mL swingtop bottle supplied by WillRunForBeer - many thanks! To tumbler, it pours a piss pale yellow. Aromas of vanilla beans, mashed bananas/dried plantains/banana bread, marshmallows, table sugar, green apple, and yams. Tastes the same with the addition of wet cardboard, grilled pears, and minerals. Slushy-like. To what it’s worth, not terrible, but also not my thing. Tasted amazingly similar to a vanilla whey protein drink. I just can’t even... FRIENDS: Gag me with a spoon.