MeadMe (1672) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2005 vintage. Pours golden. Aromas are bold, rich and sweet honey. Flavor is sticky sweet deep honey. Hints of brown sugar, caramel, and vanilla. Mild notes of apple and a blast of booze. It’s a big sappy thick mead. I loved it. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
Pours clear pale golden. Aroma is sweet slightly solvent boozy honey. Flavor is sweet honey quite boozy fruity has a slight astringent touch, finishes with a warming boozy aftertaste. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
750 ml bottle thanks to Thecheeseman- sent a while back. 2000 vintage. Pours a light golden- white wine look- with some decent legs. Aroma is honey, sweetness light and fragrant with flowers, sage honey, white wine fruitiness, light pear, and some vegetal notes- all pretty much overshadowed by a strong alcohol burn but that can be expected from 20%. Flavor is more wine notes, acetaldehyde, light woody cedar notes, flowery, hay, honey, then alcohol comes out and is kinda astringent as well in the end- get a lot of just sweet sugar water as it is changing temps then clove candy sugar and hibiscus when it warms. Strange, but not bad despite the high alcohol. decaturstevo (6341) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle shared by Thecheeseman at the Vero Beach Throwdown. Clean yellow pour with no head or lace. Aroma of spicy fresh apples with a flavor that mirrors the aroma. Very warm but not hot. Smooth as silk. thanks Dan puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Bottle from Matt7215, my summer secret santa. Thanks. This stuff is big and complex but so overwhelmingly boozy its hard to appreciate. Aroma is hot, spicy, boozy, lots of apple, honey of course. Surprisingly sweet in the mouth for something of this strength, pie crust, vodka, nutmeg, spices, still lots of apple. Funny how appley this tastes considering its a mead. Pretty solid all around but god is it hot.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle, thanks for picking it up for me Jerc and mabel! Nice medium yellow, no head. Pure honey aroma. Taste - good. Pure honey, most natural tasting honey mead I have ever had. Almost earthy, especially in finish. Stunning taste = very drinkable, not too hot. Wonderful soft tingly mouthfeel. A perfect after dinner sipper is small doses. IrishBoy (4225) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
750 ml bottle from HogTownHarry! Thanks! Nose is sweet honeycomb right out of the hive, with some woodiness and golden delicious apples; translucent pale yellow with no head or bubbles; favor is like a light colored wood such as ash, with honey, appley notes and some light alchol warmth. Excellent mead! Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2008
Honey Apple Wood aroma. Pale yellow with no head. Very sweet honey with a nice apple taste. You’re aware of the alchohol but the sweetness keeps it from being overpowering. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2008
[1387-20080524] Bottle. Apple wood aroma has a sweet sticky honey note and has a strange lingering sweaty boy waft at the end. Hazy, light yellow white body with no head. Heavy apple and wood booze flavour with a bit of butter, mostly honey notes. Medium-full body. Interesting hazy colour, super boozy.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2008
(Vintage 2000; c/o HogTownHarry, w/ others)
Overheard: "Don’t come to me with questions of a personal nature."
Bottle- 750 ml from the winery- Straw liquid pours and on the swirl, leaves nice syrupy legging. The nose is honey and heavy woody and floral components, with just a slight hint of vanilla. Sweet honey and alcoholic fruitiness, combines with wood and wet grass, straw. Quite booze laden and also syrupy, but in the proper dosage, this is quite a treat. It’ll take a me a while to finish this bottle.