BuckeyeBoy (3839) - 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.
Inbreak (3130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
30.09.2015, 0,1l ceramic bottle shared @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice amber color. Aroma is very mellow, dark sugar, oak, alcohol, honey, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly fresh and sweet, dark sugar, heather, citrus, honey, alcohol, burnt caramel,dried dark fruits. Slightly acidic mouthfeel. Nice one.
ClubGonzo (4814) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Deep amber clear body. Nose is caramel, dark sugars, deep forest honey and hints of nougat. Taste is nougat, red fruits, raisins, deep sweet tones of dates and hints of nuts and syrup. Pretty nice traditional sweet mead.
Cunningham (5902) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit hazy copper color. Powerful smooth aroma with honey wax and wood. Quite thick body. And yet easy drinkable. Sweet, but not cloying or sticky. Creamy and oily texture. Balanced honey, dried fruit and wood in the flavor. Some warming alcohol. Nice one.
[Bottle from Festus in Sopot, Poland]
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Clear dark copper color. No head non expected. Red currant, sweet, juicy notes in aroma. Plums, very faint honey, sweetish, watery taste. Thin and not really interesting.
FatPhil (11501) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml corked glass wine bottle (Dionizos, Radom) - apparently aged 9 years
Lovely soft but dense honey aroma, some slightly perfumey herbal aspects, alas a little alcohol when not pouring from a freshly opened bottle (should have done the rating first time, sigh). Lovely rich cupric amber, flat as expected. Flatish palate, a little watery. Sweet honey present, but not sticky or sugary. Some slight waxiness maybe. Lacking an acidic bite to bring some life to it. Late finish has some nice walnut papers. Was better when freshly opened, so share this with a large group and finish it off, you can get a pretty decent impression of this from 5-7cl.
Palme (3603) - 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
Ernesto987 (4813) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On sample at the meadfest, oaky with herbally. Some cloves, tasty and thick
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.
deyholla (8568) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to my Mom for Christmas! Pours a deep copper with a hint of gold and no head whatsoever. Aroma has a nice note of smooth honey, but has a good amount of backing booze as well. Flavor starts with a nice sweet honey note with a hint of light fruit but the finish is quite boozy and harsh.