freekyp (2139) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2017
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
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 (803) - North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2017
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 (5912) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 (3107) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 (16812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 (743) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2016
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 (7055) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 (7906) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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%.
pumpmaster (1392) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $26.99. Very good.