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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
We put our dry traditional mead on American Oak staves to add a barrel aged character. Strong honey on the nose gives way to caramel flavors. Oak rounds out the light finish. Honey Oak complements anything on the grill.

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jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
draft - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of woody oak, vanilla, honey - medium body

Ferris (15272) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
Draft - Woody, vanilla and some booze. Pale straw. Light Woody sweetness with a Woody finish. The wood takes away from the delicacy of the mead here.

FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Sampled on draft at the meadery this mead poured a pale yellow color. The aroma was tannin, butterscotch, vanilla and oak. The flavor apple, yeast, vanilla, oak and was fairly boozy. Very long finish. Moderately full bodied. Meh.

Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2015
draft at meadery, this one grew on me and i ended up loving it at the end of the flight. Sweet vanilla spice with floral mead and thin base. Very tasty and lightly complex.

jsquire (4489) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Very pale yellow color out of the bottle and still. Big honey nose with lots of wood. Rich honey flavor with raw oak and earthy tones. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Nice straight up mead.

DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2014
Taster on tap at the meadery. Totally clear, pale slightly yellow color. More of a tart nose on this one, slight green apple skin. Some caramel. Moderate sweet, light bit of tart, little bit of alcohol but it works well at 13% for sipping on. Some light floral notes. Medium to bigger body. Smooth texture. Little to no carbonation. Good, lightly dry finish. Nice stuff, like the rest of the Brothers Drake meads, very well-done... Though this seems to have a little bit more noticeable sweet ones than the others I’ve tried so far

b3shine (8872) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2014
Draft to taster at the meadery. Looks decent; a still very light gold. Smells of mild honey and buttery oak. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Not bad; could be a bit more robust though.

markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
On nitro at 1808 in Columbus. Pours a clear mostly still yellow. Nose is some light sweet honey with big wood, vanilla, and whiskey notes. There is a nice whiskey presence that does not overpower yet does not resign itself to wallflowerdom. Flavor hits with sweet honey first then some whiskey, oak, vanilla, and mild booze. Light in body and very nice overall.

JStax (6497) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
Boyle sample at the meadery. Pours a pale still yellow. Aroma has a burnt caramel and charred oak thing going on. Definitely dry. I get a lot of oak throughout the aroma and taste and lingers on the tongue for a long time.

Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Sample at the tasting room. This Mead pours a crystal clear yellow color with no head and decent legs. Aroma of honey and oak. Full-bodied with flavors of oak, molasses and hints of fruit. The finish is sweet honey with an oaky aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

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