Cybercat (5964) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2017
My birthday is tomorrow (26 August), but it’s already that date in Japan, whence comes a good portion of my DNA. I am at least 1/4 Scandinavian, which means that there are bound to be some Vikings amongst my ancestors. 19%? Better drink this s-l-o-w-l-y. Good thing the bottle comes with its own stopper - I’ll still be sipping this come my true day of hatching.
Anyhoo: Pours clear golden, as I expect mead to do. Aroma offers a strong alcohol bite - and I mean a bite like an angry Rottweiler - along with raw honey. Flavor presents honey and alcohol, no surprise the latter considering the ABV. Gadzooks, 750ml of this would get King Kong stewed! Mouthfeel delivers thick body and a firm honey finish. Viking Blood indeed! freekyp (2370) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2017
The Blod of the Nordlaander est like that of a dragonne. Thick wit honey und heather fom oer’ mountainsyde fields, und wit a fierey tung of flame, like ’twas borne within the forges of Surtr. Beware mortals. Sip upon this Blod wit moderashun, as it culd fell the Jottnar people, or melt de haart of Freya. Drink at lease 1 hour b’fore battle to enter the bezerkker state, like the Úlfhéðnar wolf warriors of Öland.
Let a man hold the cup,
yet of the mead drink moderately,
speak sensibly or be silent.
As of a fault
no man will admonish thee,
if thou goest betimes to sleep. HourGlass13 (1000) - North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2017
This stuff is sold in a heavy ceramic bottle. Certainly looks the part, and costs it too, at about $30. Pours up a medium gold color, like apple juice, with no head at all. Aroma is sweet fruit, some apple. The flavor is very sweet, like honey, with the same apple taste, and maybe wild flowers. Not bad at all, but it is nothing like a beer. Seems closer to a sweet wine to me, with healthy alcohol content. Kind of syrup like texture. Overall it would make a great desert drink, definitely not something you could drink a lot of at one time. 19% ABV is not for the faint of heart, or weak stomach, and if you ever got sick off wine this is NOT your drink!! luttonm (6562) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2017
Belmont Station, Portland. Cask. Clear dark amber, heavy look. Hot, boozy nose. Great botanicals. Reminds me of genever. Rich, modestly sweet. Very little burn. Heavy, thick body. Really tasty. Oneildp (4) - Lancaster, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2017 does not count
This mead is one of the best i have ever tasted, served "on tap" at my local german pub. Mead with obviously no head as it is a mead, golden bronze in colour with plenty of flavour. Smoky taste with a noticeable 19%. Reccomend you to NOT fill a normal beer glass and use a scotch glass to save you from a DUI. Well representing honey in the aste and consistency.
dnstone (3462) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Clear golden color with no head. Strong alcohol aroma. Quite sweet with a strong honey character and notable alcohol.
Notes: Bottle pour at Aces & Ales (Nellis) Winter Beer Fest ’17 mcberko (18434) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2017
On tap at Belmont Station, pours a clear golden, no head. Aroma brings out lots of mulled wine, nectar and alcohol. Flavour is intensely sweet, with intense honey, nectar and alcohol. Both the sweetness and alcohol are intensely high, and bordering cloying, but it’s a pleasure to drink such luxury. ffaoe (833) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2016
floral and faint fruity aromas. dark gold, hint of peach color and clear in color. taste is very sweet, of honey, light caramel, faint floral notes. GenDV138 (7470) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Cider tasting. Clear golden orange. Aromas of rubbing alcohol, floral notes. Tastes of honey, caramel, light sweet apples. Light body with a dry syrupy finish. radagast83 (8200) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2016
750ml ceramic bottle at the December 2017 DC area cider tasting, thanks to DCLawyer for bringing this beast to the party. This one poured a kind of velvet-dark yellow color, totally still. Aroma was light boozy sweet honey notes, light smoke character hidden in there. Flavor was smooth sweetness, smoky. This was really drinkable for for 19%.