slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler. Clear golden mead. Sweet nose. Taste is just too fucking sweet for me, blah. Yea the fruit juice addition was original (props, who else is fucking w/ cactus juice?) but still lacked drinkability. I only bought it b/c Iíd never had a "braggot" before... hmmm, maybe see: mead?
TizzleJizzle (375) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Poured a light amber with a cream top. I tasted alcohol, honey, citrus, light fruits. Good carbonation. Meh...
travita (3034) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The smell is honey, weak, not much. The look is clear, has a white colored head. The taste is sweet, ok fruits, and honey.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong fruity aroma. Does not smell like beer. Pours with no head at all. Has what appears to be a chill haze. Certainly can taste the honey and fruit making this a very unique beer. However, it seems to be lacking in body.
mnoud (212) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012.07.16 - 22oz bottle in snifter. Bottle marked MAR1110. Limited Release #2 Spring 2010. Pours mildly orange to light amber. Little to no head or carbonation. Nose is sweet, almost similar to ( or implies ) a barley wine or something like Raison D'Extra but much reduced. Taste is quite pleasant and surprising. The 10% abv is almost undetectable, just barely showing up in the back end as the taste fades. This is going down like a fruit drink. Taste is hard to describe but certainly seems like an interesting balance of pear and honey. Very drinkable, perhaps dangerously so for 10% abv.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear pale amber color with a thin white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of honey, toasted malts, sweet fruits. The taste is sweet fruits, dates and honey. Medium bodied, low carbonation.
Butters (3318) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the at 18th Richmond gathering. Clear light yellow pour with almost no ring of head. Sweet honey aroma, kinda like a wheat wine. Sweet and fruity, I guess like pear. Kinda bland and sugary. Iím not a fan of the braggot style, so I think itís about meh for me personally.
tia (756) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ 18 th RG. Golden with dissipating head.Smells lightly of toast and honey. Very sweet. Syrupy sweet finish.
Nephilium (1149) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(2010 Vintage) This has a big sweet honey nose, with a hint of fruit in it. It pours a clear pale orange, with visible carbonation and no head. This mead has a slick mouthfeel, and an interesting flavor. Thereís a nice honey note, with a bit of a medicinal note to it. It doesnít have the heavy sweetness of quite a few meads. Iím not quite sure how to describe it... if you want to try something out of the ordinary, this would be something to try.
decaturstevo (4075) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper/gold pour with watery white head and lace. Aroma of sour malt, honey, and paper. Honey, sweet finish, with a sour fruit finish, and abv. Medium bodied. An ok mead.
HonusWagner (890) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Itís really sweet, and juicy, and not at all what I want out of my beer, but it doesnít taste horrible. Experiments sometimes go wrong but still have a virtue.