fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ceramic bottle, bottled 2009-01-22.
Measured Final Gravity 1027
These guys at Maciej Jaros surely have very attractive bottles (also expensive...).
It pours a beautiful gold-copper color, bright, but with some haze. The aroma is deep, with honey, mild fruits (even some strawberries), iberic fortified wines (from Sherry to white Porto). The flavor is sweeter than the 1027 F.G. would suggest, with honey, some soft caramel, and a fair degree of fruitiness; the alcohol is moderate and works as pleasant complement. The final gets just a bit drier. Fresh and highly drinkable.
Very good. As a Trojniak, one of the best.
Palme (3380) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.1l ceramic bottle, 2010 model from trade with Eldesmadre. Huge thanks Kuba! Just love these small ceramic bottles! In the glass this is a somewhat cloudy almost chestnut brown colored liquid thing. It looks like it should and it smells fantastic! Like sticking your nose inside a bee hive. So beautifully concentrated and sticky. Sweet dates and honey with a little hay, lots of raisins and some boiled down Coca Cola as well. A lovely nose. In the mouth it’s lovely gliding, thick and syrupy. Powerful flavors, lots of self written honey and sweetness. Even if it’s only a 13 percenter, it really brings a superb warming sensation down the throat. A good amount of both banana and date-sweetness found here. Dried almost burned sweet and bitter black raisins found on the outside of buns that has been in the oven? Yeah, you know the taste. It’s just such a lovely sipper this. Almost so that I wish I had a big bottle, but I guess it’s for the best that I don’t. 22.01.2014
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Notes from 6/12. 5oz-ish pour from a 750ml tall display bottle @ Sunset Grill.
My near the bottom of the bottle sample seems a bit darker then some of the other reviews indicate. Old age, lighting, oxidation, probably. A very dark brown with hints of deep maroon.
Smells of maple syrup, old wood, & fortified wine.
Taste is awesome. Deeply pungent honey & dark fruit, with a mild herbal bitterness on the finish. Brown sugar. Pleasant oxidation.
Potent. Feels a bit warmer then 13%, but there’s no burn. Saturated & coating(but not quite sticky) texture.
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml porcelain jug from Wine and Cheese Place. 2008 vintage. Pours a clear, deep golden-orange color with no visible carbonation or head. Aroma of honey, grassy herbs, dusty books, caramel, dry wheaty grains, and sugary syrup. Flavor of honey, straw, caramel, wheat, and a lot of herbs. Medium-full bodied, with no carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel that coats the palate with lingering honey and herbs. This was a big hit at a NYE party. Really nice mead, if not quite at the level of a few others from this apiary.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange pour, no head, slight haze. Herbs and caramel on the aroma, almost malt-like character to the sweet aroma, reminds me a lot of flan. Apple-like tastes in the beginning, musk in the middle, nice rich finish. Nice mead.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle (at 14%ABV per the Bottle): Sweet, complex aroma of honey, maple syrup, dates, figs, and slight toasting. Poured amber in color with no head. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of honey, sugar, slight nuts, slight alcohol, maple syrup, slight pancake batter, and sugar. Medium body. Slick, slightly viscous texture. No carbonation. Heavily sweet, honey, sugar, and maple syrup finish is slightly dry. 14%ABV is slightly present in the flavor, but by no mean overbearing or hot.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Miod Pitny Trojniak Trybunalski, 13.5% on the label. Wow, dark (brown, amber, ruby). Very slight carbonation when first poured (100cl bottle). Spices and alcohol on the aroma, really really sweet and alcoholic burn, spiced hot caramel, burnt honey. It is sweet but I am finding it surprisingly easy to drink (small sample of course). Extremely long finish, lasting and lasting spicy sweet warm almost numbing waves stay in your mouth. Really good for my first real mead experience. I could see this as a quince replacement; mead must go well with a lot of cheeses I love; aged Piedmont gorgonzola, aged Gouda, some cheddars, some sheep’s hard Spanish cheeses whose names I forget, triple cremes, Cypress whatever with the ash line, which I love. I wish I had that here right now to go with this awesome mead.
BuckeyeBoy (2710) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle 08’ vintage. Pours out a copper/gold. Aroma is great tons of honey sweetness, vanilla, light on the booz. Taste is honey sweetness, little oak maybe. A little thin but still very tasty.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a warm chestnut brown. Aroma is honey, malty, some earthy notes coming in on the end. Flavor is moderately sweet, with an almost tea like quality on the finish. Pretty nice stuff.
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Aroma is slight chemical and slight spiced. Sweet honey and slight fruity flavoured. Bitter and fruity into a lingering finish. Slight sticky and sweet. Smooth.