edgallow (4634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle pours golden with no head. Aroma of honey, herbs and fruit. Taste is sweet honey and herbs. Sarlacc83 (2438) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle shared by my friend during the Super Bowl. Thanks!
A: Dark gold, very little head.
N: Honey, hibiscus, leather, phenol, some heather, and rose petal.
T: Very sweet with a lot of the leather and flowers here.
M: Medium body, very light carbonation.
O: Tasty mead. There’s lots of flavor here, and I could see myself drinking quite a bit of this. slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2016
i don’t know if it’s just the hibiscus that’s different here than in the GI Dansk Mjod (also hopped) - it seems cleaner too - and I enjoyed it markedly better. Very floral honey aroma and flavor, which go together nicely. Still a sweet sipper, but the florals cut through that a bit. Dogbrick (14326) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Sample at Winking Lizard. This Mead is a slightly hazy straw color with a minimal head and decent legs. Floral aroma with sweet honey and a bit of fruit. Full-bodied and sweet with flavors of honey, hibiscus and slight fruit hops. The finish is sweet and floral with a hibiscus and fruit aftertaste. Above average overall. jxtx (1) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
Though there is debate on proper drinking of mead, I find that it is best served heated to steaming and poured into a horn to be enjoyed momentarily. Chilled is good, but the aroma does not come to life until it is heated. Appearance is ideal, being called viking blod, it has a dark red hue. Taste is full of honey and hibiscus, and at warm temperature, the hop taste is missing, which is ideal for me.
Foxarris (1) - South Lebanon, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2015 does not count
May have gotten a bad bottle. It tasted sour and vinegary. It looked fine and was thick, like I like mead, but the taste I experienced was irredeemable. neepsntatties (2076) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Firkin at Belmont Station. My first journey into mead. Colour...golden amber with no head at all ( I suspect that’s common for mead??). Nose...loads of honey and notes of spicy hibiscus, orange tea and booze. Palate...clean, cola and spice with honeyed sopapilla, hibiscus tea and spring Douglas fir needles. The mid palate is bright and tangy and the finish is long and deliciously sweet. larsga (7680) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
No head. Clear deep coppery body. Fruity alcoholic raisiny aroma
with spicy cedar wood notes. Sweet fruity spicy alcoholic taste with
cedar wood notes. Fullish body. Hot, spicy, flat mouthfeel.
Sweetish spicy hot alcoholic aftertaste with wooden herbal notes.
Long cedar wood finish. Interesting, unusual. Highly sippable, in
spite of all the alcohol. (0.5l ceramic bottle, from Kihoskh,
Copenhagen, a few years back.) Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Used to get on draft believe it or not. Never rated for some reason. But it always poured a reddish gold with no head. Big honey aroma with some mild citrus and the hibiscus. The body was thick and oily but finishes dry in flavor due to the hops. Not very boozy but well done overall. hallinghansen (3474) - Odense SV, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle from my man dedollewaitor, thanks buddy. Clear Amber body with no head. Honey, malt, dr. Nielsen, but with a lower alcohol.