phaleslu (10670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Bottle shared by JStax - thanks, Jeremy! 2013 vintage. I didn’t notice the 17% ABV part on the label. Hoo boy. Pours a clear white wine color but slightly more yellow. This is definitely warming, with whiskey, ginger, honey, vanilla, wood, and grapes. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, spicy, warming mouthfeel. I should’ve known it was so high boost but didn’t think to look or ask. Good mead. JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle sample at Muckfest VII on 6/17/17. Thanks Jeremy! Pours clear gold with no head and sticky legs. Aroma of honey, whiskey and ginger. Honey and whiskey flavor with a ginger finish. There’s a lot that could have gone wrong with these flavors, but they came together so nicely. JStax (7175) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle from flandersned and shared at muckfest. The mead is a clear yellow. Still. Ginger, honeydew, and wood in the aroma. Sweet honey and ginger with white tea aspects. Sweet and boozy taste. Slick mouthfeel. djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle thanks to Alan. Pours golden with no head. The aroma is floral, ginger, oak, honey, booze. Lots of heat from booze, ginger, light dry finish, oak, very good. Homer321 (5191) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2017
bottle at Muckfest 2017. Light peppery aroma with honey. Clear light yellow. No head. Really tasty. Fucken solid.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle: Clear yellow-golden color with a few fizzy bubbles that disappear instantly after pouring. Aroma loaded with heavy whiskey, wood, vanilla, honey sweetness, & spicy ginger. Alcohol is very potent, a bit fusel towards the back-end. Flavor is straight beast mode. Hits the tongue & goes HAM on your palate. Heavy honey, spicy rye whiskey warmth, some dry oak staves, sharp notes of clove & ginger, & maybe a very small touch of vanilla. Super warming finish, robust & boozy as hell with a great deal of honey sweetness to try & balance... Though it still it slightly off-kilter. Warmth only brings out the alcohol even more. Such a huge goddamn mead. Certainly not bad, but the heavy alcohol can be slightly obnoxious on the back of each sip, & even more so in the aroma. tchaos (441) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2015
500ml bottle from b nektar. Pours light clear gold with a wisp of carbonation. Aroma of ginger, honey, and booze. This is a big mead...lots of ginger, honey, and Rye. Far too drinkable for the abv. jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Obtained via trade. Thanks JohnnyNepal! Light gold pour. Still, no head. The nose is really interesting. Distinct mountain meadow, grass and herbs. Slight accent of brown sugar, honey and caramel. Definite whiskey character imparted in the flavor. Honey, spicy ginger and mandarin orange. Full body, oily. Very interesting. Nailed it. mcberko (18977) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle, pours a clear pale yellow with no head. Aroma brings out strong notes of ginger, honey, and alcohol. Flavour is intensely hot, with loads of alcohol, intense ginger, and more booze from the whiskey. Not easy drinking by any means, but quite well-constructed for what it is. Difficult brew to drink more than an ounce of. Decent. Ferris (16519) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle - Boozy and honey. Clear light yellow. An absolute mess of booze and honey and light herbal notes. Like a honey liquor with some phenols. Not a fan.