dnstone (2807) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with no head. Strong alcohol aroma. Quite sweet with a strong honey character and notable alcohol.
Notes: Bottle pour at Aces & Ales (Nellis) Winter Beer Fest ’17
mcberko (15404) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Belmont Station, pours a clear golden, no head. Aroma brings out lots of mulled wine, nectar and alcohol. Flavour is intensely sweet, with intense honey, nectar and alcohol. Both the sweetness and alcohol are intensely high, and bordering cloying, but it’s a pleasure to drink such luxury.
ffaoe (576) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2016
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
floral and faint fruity aromas. dark gold, hint of peach color and clear in color. taste is very sweet, of honey, light caramel, faint floral notes.
GenDV138 (6429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Cider tasting. Clear golden orange. Aromas of rubbing alcohol, floral notes. Tastes of honey, caramel, light sweet apples. Light body with a dry syrupy finish.
radagast83 (7602) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml ceramic bottle at the December 2017 DC area cider tasting, thanks to DCLawyer for bringing this beast to the party. This one poured a kind of velvet-dark yellow color, totally still. Aroma was light boozy sweet honey notes, light smoke character hidden in there. Flavor was smooth sweetness, smoky. This was really drinkable for for 19%.
pumpmaster (1371) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $26.99. Very good.
Iphonephan (6544) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle at the RB cider tasting December 2016. Pours a clear copper no head. Boozy aroma. Heavy sweet flavors with some spice. A bit overbearing.
drpimento (3277) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is apples honey and spices. Appearances a clear medium dark amber. Flavor is honey spices and a hint of patchouli, which I detest.
lupulist (324) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt orange colour. Aroma of wildflower and alcohol burn. Tastes fairly dry, with a hint of orange blossom and petrol. Drinks easy for 19%.
dmac (5827) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Ace at fire pit night. Poured a clear dark honey orange-brown. Aroma of sweet honey, herbs, medicinal and a slight hint of wood. Flavor is big time alcohol, sweet honey, herbs, slightly vinous. Body is a bit harsh with loads of heat. This mead makes no attempt to hide the fact that it’s 19%.