FROTHINGSLOSH (7161) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this mead poured a very pale yellow color with no head and no lacing. The aroma was tannin, honey and a faint fruity presence. The flavor was sweet and tangy with orange, strong tannin, honey and bread. Medium length finish. Moderately full bodied. Disappointing.
DocLock (10205) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Capone’s. Poured dark straw with minimal head. Nose was heavy honey, apple, earthy lactic notes.Tastes of huge honey, apple, with big complexity, well hidden alcohol, and a level nit quite at a Jadwiga level, but let’s call this one Junior Jadwiga. Good stuff.
Drake (13141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the cidery. Pours a clear amber color. Aroma of sweet honey, earth, melon and a bit of glue. The taste is sweet honey with mild vanilla and earthy notes. Medium bodied.
douglas88 (8664) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a light yellow color, no head (of course). A big saffron and spice nose. Pretty smooth, a bit of a thin palate (this is in relation to other meads and I refer to a lack of motuhfeel not carbonation), more floral and spicy notes. Of course sweet honey. Pretty nice. Some lingering bursts of citrus like ginger spiciness.
Beerman6686 (6495) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a very very light straw yellow almost completely clear, with just very light bubbles of carbonation. Aroma was sweet honey, bread yeast, and light apple notes. Flavor was a a great balance between honey sweetness, and dry yeast notes, with light vanilla in there too. A tad bit vegetal but still a tasy mead