ClarkVV (6090) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle as part of a mead flight at Sunset Grill on 11/17/07
Deep golden with light chartreuse/crimson tints and no head (still). Clear, with strong, dense legs.
A smattering of cinnamon-like spices nip at the nose before a juicy, rich honey and maple aroma develops. Earthy, almost, dirty notes interrupt and are dashed away by a light vinousness and a vanilla finale. Really all over the place, though the alcohol is definitely felt and juicy red apples seem to pervade as well. Not sure what accounts for the dirty/earthy notes, but those are one of the few things attempting to balance the exceeding fruitiness/sugariness. Rather old and tired as well. Medium to medium-high strength of aroma. No flaws, but plenty of alcohol.
Red wine, elderberries and even some blood orange notes seep in to the richly sweet honey flavors, with more earthiness and almost something like tree bark. Vanilla is light on the finish, and is consumed by a bittersweet vinousness that is supplemented with alcohol warmth (dryness). Good, I guess....but it just seems like a Sam Smiths Impy stout. It seems wonderful at first, just like the jadwiga, but the more you drink, the more you come to appreciate the more natural, unpasteurized/unfiltered stuff. Seems pretty commercialized here.
SlackerMads (3161) - DENMARK - DEC 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle shared with Bob. Still golden. Nose has honey and a touch of sliwowitz og grappa. Soft mouthfeel with honey, apples, wood and some grappa or mild cake spices. Medium body, oily texture with medium/heavy sweetness and pleasant warming alcohol. Drinks ok.
BuckeyeBoy (6546) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours out a honey color topped with no head. Nose is big honey sweetness some spice. Taste is more of the nice honey sweetness big spice.
Rasmus40 (18360) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Carrefour, Lodz. Clear amber without head. Aroma is sweet, honey, caramel and light spicy. Flavor is very sweet. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 151116
Kiezmar (426) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apples, honey, fruits, rather sweet aroma. Taste. Semi sweet, smooth, fruity. Alcohol well hidden.
danioofp (82) - POLAND - SEP 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Butelka, trójniak miód pitny, zdecydowanie czuć alkohol, jakby spirytus zmieszany z miodem. Czuć alkohol w przełyku.
kraddel (6864) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear yellow, smell is honey, quite intense. Taste is intense honey, mild funk ( troguh the honey ) very silky MF. Very genlte, yet perhaps a bit unperfect in the subtility and silkyness.
thomat (3539) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Haket pub. Golden with no head. Honey and fruity tones. Fruit, honey and sweetness. Full body with a nice fruity / sweet finish.
rlgk (18834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Haket, Göteborg. Clear golden mead with almost no head. Honey aroma, nectar, floral notes, almonds, caramel, some raisins. Honey flavor, nectar, raisins, grapes, almonds, herbal notes, grapes, some warming alcohol. Quite nice.
phaleslu (9709) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a 750 ml bottle shared by STLWill - thanks again, Will! Pours a clear gold with no head. Good legs. Notes of honey, apple, plum, grape, wood - medium bodied, with low carbonatoin and a coating mouthfeel. Never even heard of chokeberry juice before, but it appears to be cutting it a bit. Sweet and smooth. Not as big as Jadwiga but decadent in its own right.
Floodom (136) - POLAND - APR 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Butelka. Barwa jasna, słomkowa. Aromat miodowy, jabłkowy, słodki, z lekkim alkoholem. Smak bardzo słodki, miodowy, lekko wodnisty. Alkohol w smaku niewyczuwalny, ale wyraźnie rozgrzewający.