holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2008
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to the LoSBD for not only putting on DLD (thanks for the clusterf*ck guys), but providing a table to showcase the local meads. This one pours a clear water yellow color. That nose. umm ... I hate to sound ungrateful .. but it is seriously horrible. Nothing but plastic tubing. Rubbing alcohol, rubber. Just terrible. I could only hope that flavors are better, and they are but not by too much. I think only a little of that plastic tubing seeped into the flavor but there was enough sweet honey to back it up. The chocolate is barely noticeable. Only a dry dusting of bakers chocolate just before the finish.
Cornfield (5465) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It may be because I was freezing my tuckus off at DLD when I picked this up from the The LoSBD table first thing in thew morning, but this went down great. A chocolate mead? I imagined it was going to be sickeningly sweet, but I liked it. It had a very pale golden body and seemed just a bit thin. The aroma had a light honey sweetness, a soft dried floral scent, and just a touch of chocolate. The chocolate seemed more prominent in the flavor, but it melded well with the dry honey sweetness and lingered into the finish. Interesting.
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dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
pale pale yellow color, no hint of head. aroma: i dunno...fingernail polish? thick honey flavor, with the vaguest hint of chocolate somwhwew in the background. very thick and sweet in the mouth. didn’t catch a lot of chocolate in this mead.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale sparkling golden pour...still, no head. The mead has moderately lingering legs when swirled. Very sweet floral/herbal nose with the tiniest hint of chocolate. The flavors are similarly floral/herbal, and definitely honey sweet, with the chocolate well in the background upfront, but coming on strongly in the aftertaste. Very nice dessert type drink.