fonefan (48113) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to Sk8viking. Dark red color with a white none head. Aroma is heavy honey, fruit, berries, raisins, spices and alcohol (like a sherry or port). Taste is heavy sweet with a long duration. Body is full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. Lovely nice and complex.
yespr (44131) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2010 Sample from 50 cL bottle. Pours deep orange. Aroma is honey, spicy, no real alcohol feel. Alcohol comes up once a sip is taken, it has a strong alcohol odour which goes into the eyes. Flavour is sweet honey, raisins with a strong spice note, goes into a apple sourness and ends sugary sweet.
Ungstrup (36928) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A deep red-brown mead. The aroma has strong notes of honey and pollen. The flavor is very sweet - though not cloying with strong notes of honey, spices, and alcohol, leading to a sweet, but dry and spicy finish.
joergen (27736) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBESG 2006.
Clear amber coloured with no head.
Aroma of honey, fruits, flowers and alcohol.
Sweet flavour of honey, berries, flowers and fruits.
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (Apis Miod Poltorak Jadwiga). Amber colour, no head. Aroma wineous, caramelly and fruity. Very sweet. Flavour is honey, fruits and alcohol. Very sweet finish. Lovely honeyish aftertaste.
anders37 (25814) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with no head. Has a fruity spicy slightly dusty honey aroma with berry hints. Sweetish spicy honey and raspberry flavor. Has a sweetish spicy honey finish with hints of raspberry.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Beautiful warm, reddish amber with no head whatsoever. Sweet, alcoholic nose of caramel and alcohol. Extremely full-bodied and extremely complex flavour pattern with loads of honey and fruit acents. But this is EXTREMELY sweet - actually I don’t believe I’ve ever had anything this sweet in my life. I love its complexity but am having trouble with its sugary sweetness. 260806
omhper (24786) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 Bottled at RBESG ’07. Dark brown. Aroma of honey and brown sugar. Sweet and very mature, fruity and balsamic. Honey wrapped in cotton, so soft. Something special indeed!
cgarvieuk (23901) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2007
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2017 Rated. (Aug 2007) Apis Póltorak Jadwiga , Apis Dwójniak Staropolski and Gales Mead Wine alongside each other at home. Many thanks to RickGordon for letting me take the Apis ones home from RBESG07... Deep brown Red ... Rich sherry honey tomes and a little woody in nose ... Very rich ... very complex ... Sweet cherry and honey ... little maple syrup ... little raisin little wood ... definitly the most complex though i strugle to pin down flavours... Its such a pity i dont have Moniac mead in the house to compair that as well as ive rated it 4.5 and i suspect this has the edge.
Bottle at home ... Thanks Ben .. March 2017 ... woody fruits .. rich sweet honey .. heavy fruit nose .. very sweet .. wooody mead.. rich thick viscous .. very fruity .. heavy fruits .. quite datey ... .. rich sweet fruits
Leighton (20813) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home in London - but just a little bit! Picked up at Julio’s. Pours clear, rich amber with no head. The nose holds a lot of rich honey, lightly crystallised, with subtle citric tones underscored flowers and dried berries. Big sweet flavor with thick, viscous honey, more flowers, some caramel, clover, raspberry, cherry, bread. Full bodied, thick and chewy, soft and oily. Warming on the finish with more rich, decadent and lightly toasted honey, some mellow alcohol, berries, clover. As you swirl it around your mouth it feels more and more like real honey. There’s lingering warmth and sticky, luxurious honey character. Wonderful stuff.