TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Tony/Jim BA Birthday Extravaganza 2013 (Western Springs, IL). Pours a welll hazed amber maple hue, gentle smoked honey glow on the edges with a darker more oak enriched body. Mellow haze, loose head dies down. Skant lacing. Aromas are firm apples, oak, vanilla. Gentle pear, sweet honey and gentle clover. Earthy, apple cider, touches of oak and whiskey. Mellow vanilla grows, potent fruit element. Initial is medium bodied, gentle spiciness as apple meets firmer honey. Touches of spice, warmth, whiskey and oak tannins as we hit the middle. Some apples, gentle cidery feel. A firmer body upfront tapers out toa thinner more warm backend. Some spice, whiskey, gentle warmth makes the face a bit flush. Touches of vanilla, softened honey and fruit. A touch of menthol xoolness, oak, and gentle earthy bite as we finish up. Quality stuff, a bit disjointed but flows in quite a complex way. Solid.
charule (746) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured clear dark amber color. Light on the aroma but sweet. Smooth with power packed sweet honey bourbon taste. Intense.
deyholla (5849) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear syrup like amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a nice sweet bourbon note that melds nicely with the honey and has just a touch of dryness. Flavor has the same nice combination of sweet honey and sweet bourbon that is slightly warming with a hint of dryness.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating 12-13-2008. (Bottle) This Mead pours a very, very small head, clear body and a yellow hue. The aroma is sweet, honey and hints of bourbon. The taste mimics the aroma. The palate is tingly and this is a full bodied Mead. Overall, this is a very tasty Mead, worthy of a try and one that I would drink again.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan), as Sweet Desire Mead, 14,5%
Yellow color, with a light golden hue. The aroma is interesting, with alcohol, spices, strong bourbon vanilla; brutal in the front, elegant later. Good body strength, with medium sweetness; honey flavor, with strong alcohol presence, medium character of oak, even vinous; the final has some light bitterness and alight herbal character.
Very good, a bit over the top.
gunnfryd (9701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale golden colour with no head. Aroma is honey, alcohol, flower. Flavour is honey, alcohol, flower. Nice/OK mead.
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Ulfborg. Pours clear golden. Aroma of honey, vanilla, slight bourbon and fruitiness. FLavor is sweet honey, dried fruits, some raisins, vanilla and oak. Full body. Nice mead.
Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours clear pale yellow. Aroma has notes of alcohol, honey, nuts, oak, vanilla. Taste is heavy sweet with a long vanilla, honey and nutty finish. Body is full, texture is sticky.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 Holy bourbon Batman! Sooo overwhelming at first then it burns off to a slow burn and the honey flavor then comes out. Not what I expected but still yummy! Definitely a sipper for me and not my typical overly sweet mead.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample ... golden amber ... light viscousness ... soft honey ... quiet a lot of open alcohol nose... again a lot of alcohol up front ... sofe floral sweet honey ... h bourbon barels suddenly the alcohol makes sence ... quite nice