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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sweet mead made with whole cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans and aged on American oak. We slice each vanilla bean open by hand before adding to the mead to ensure maximum flavor extraction. Serve slightly chilled.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (4363) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours clear and yellow, no carbonation, like most meads. Aroma is nice cinnamon, hint of vanilla, sweet honey back. Taste follows, slightly medicinal, good burn. Meh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (4345) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours an extremely light and clear straw. So light. Aroma is fairly light. Some notes of baby powder, and soft honey. I might be able to pull some vanilla from this but only because I knew it was in there. Flavor is very nice. Lovely notes of vanilla, coffee, cinnamon. Tastes like coffee cake for sure. Wow this is good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4324) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle tnx to Greg. Pours clear pale honey color. Aroma is sweet salami honey fruity cinnamon vanilla. Flavor is similar to aroma a bit astringent, too boozy and spicy.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aniela (4215) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale golden mead with no head. Smoked sausage aroma. Spicy, cinnamon flavour, really a strange flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3932) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Big Beers. Really kinda odd. Aroma reminded me of wool a little. Flavor was spicy with a hint of vanilla. Not my fave.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2011
On tap at the GTMW 2011. Pours a yellowish tinted clear color with no head presence. Aroma is nice with vanilla, cinnamon, honey and booze. Taste is very sweet with honey, vanilla, cinnamon, fruit and alcohol. Very tasty and a nice change of pace on a day filled with massive IBUs and barrel aged goodies.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle at the World Beer Festival Columbia Brewers Party on 01/21/2011. Clear pale golden body with no head. Big vanilla aroma with light cinnamon. Huge pure vanilla flavor with bare hints of cinnamon. Medium full body with no carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3688) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Pours an extremely pale yellow with little to no white bubble head...very clear. Slight white winey aroma with notable honey. Vanilla and cinnamon are certainly present. Flavor is honey cinnamon with vanilla coming late. Mouthfeel is super light and the finish is definitely vanilla and cinnamon...cant tell that its that strong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 10, 2010
750 ml bottle shared with my wife. Pours a clear straw gold with no head. This is a still mead. Pleasant aroma of mild honey, cinnamon, and vanilla. The flavor begins with very sweet but mild honey. The cinnamon and vanilla then both join in, with the vanilla a stronger attribute than the cinnamon. There is some milk chocolate in the aftertaste along with some mild heat which I think is more from the cinnamon than from the alcohol . Fairly smooth and silky mouthfeel, especially for a 14% abv. As an aside, my wife, who loves cinnamon, thoroughly enjoyed this mead and I am sure would have rated this considerably higher. I should have bought another bottle! ;)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3581) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2011
Pours very pale yellow color with no carbonation. Aromas of home, cinnamon, vanilla and a hint of wood. Very sweet honey, vanilla and cinnamon flavors. A little oak comes through. I cant believe the is 14% abv, I can hardly taste the alcohol. Good stuff.


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