degbert (1483) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is honeyed, but with overtones that are both tart and smoky -- there’s more than a touch of bourbon, brown sugar, and vanilla in the nose. Pours a hazy dark gold -- hey, look! Mead that looks like honey! There’s definite smoke on the front of the palate, with a floral middle note that finishes almost dry. Neither overly sweet or medicinal, this is a really enjoyable mead.