otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Appearance: clear light straw with yellow at its deepest depths. Some miniscule bubbles – hints of residual fermentation? Swirls with sticky spots. MeadMe (1685) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Nose: apple flesh with a tickle of caramel. Mulled cider with whole cinnamon sticks. Raw white oak. Whispers of entwined spice and heat – nutmeg, allspice. Flambéed apple slices. Cooked honey.
Palate: sweet. Mouth-coating along the sides with pure honey fresh from the comb. Sweetest in the middle. Dry finish with cinnamon sticks and white oak. Cooked apple finishes last – sweet, spiced, flambéed, and married with oak. Vanilla caramel oak esters – warm yet cool at the same time.
Final Thoughts: quite a delight I must say. It was intriguing the additional character the oak added to the mead in a harmony as if they were meant to be. Separated by time, maybe?
Another SeaBass share. Thanks!! magsinva (1444) - Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2012
A: Pours a nice pale yellow hue, nice cling to the glass.
S: Honey sweetness, with notes of oak, bourbon and slight vanilla. The apple is there, but a boozy burn stands above all.
T: Apple front and center, like stewed apples with a nice honey sweetness to back it. The barrel while not as big as the aroma plays a big role. Old worn oak, with rich Bourbon notes.
M: Medium in body, sweet with enough bourbon backing to make this one to sit down with and enjoy.
375 ml Bottle from app vintner - I love B. nektar, they do such cool thing with mead. I haven’t had anything bad from them and this is no exception. Batch #036, 04/2009. Pours a pale yellow with that smokey bourbon, vanilla oak, brown sugar, and sweet apples. Taste is sweet & smokey. Palate is sticky. Overall, yup! OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2012
I love mead. Nose is light, green apple and some bourbon and vanilla notes.Some of the aromas remind me of a moscato or sweet riesling. Almost buttery. This one pours a light yellow color. Flavors are green apple, caramel, some oak and bourbon, and a hint of buttery wine notes. Good stuff but $$$$. kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very clear light golden yellow color. Very sweet aroma of apple and honey with a boozy back end. Medium mouthfeel. Very sweet taste with the residual honey and apple notes. About midway through the bourbon makes itself known in a somewhat harsh way. The transition for me is not very smooth and goes from extremely sweet to bourbon booze. Overall, it takes me a while to drink this down. Not one of my favorite B Nektar offerings.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2012
This mead poured a clean, yellow body. The scent was sweet and spicy; thick with honey, cherries and wood. The taste was again, honey but with a nice finish of bourbon and citrus - almost like candy this one was. Must track down some more of these. polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Aroma has notes of bourbon, apple and honey. Clear pale yellow hue. Very sweet and boozy. A great mead that will kick your ass.