kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Sweet Mead Reserve
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007
clear pale yellow, streaks of lace,
sweet hot honey aroma,
lots of honey flavor, finishes sweet,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 24, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear straw, no head. Smooth, sweet honey nose and flavors, more honey than I’ve ever tasted in a mead. Just a hint of oak. The body is silkier than I have ever experienced in any liquid. Just, WOW.
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
And then skyview goes ahead and brings this rockin mead! Light yellow color with no head. Sweet honey aroma, like I just popped the cap on a jar of clover honey. The taste is superbly alcoholic honey. It strikes a great balance for the mouthfeel, is strong on honey, light with vanilla and not screaming in alcohol. Complex taste is not here, but I don’t think that’s what it was trying for and it is beautiful as is.
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very light color. Strong honey aroma, vinyl-plastic flavor. Thick. I’ve had some exceptionally good meads, and I quite enjoyed their Black Harbor, but I just couldn’t get into this. I’ll give it credit for its smooth palate; it’s the overbearing honey that I’m not keen on. I wonder if aging in casks wouldn’t be better than aging in bottles? I could be off-base with that.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you skyview for sharing. Oak and honey on the nose on an exceptionally well done sweet meed.
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2007 Thanks to Skyview for sharing. This is very sweet, like drinking honey. It has more honey aroma and honey flavor than any other mead I have tasted. Very sweet, smooth palate. It goes down way to easy for such a potent drink.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 750 ml bottle shared at JK’s Spring Gathering, pours a clear golden yellow color as a premium white wine appearance. Aroma of sweet clover honey, maybe a slight sweet orange
but the sweet honey is very present. As this mead comes to room temperature, taste is very sweet sunflower honey, flower pedals and a touch of dill. Palate is very thick and smooth as silk but not too syrupy. A sweet finish, smooth and light-medium bodied. Absolute awesomeness. Over the top quality product.