AndySnow (7197) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Shared in Adamjackson’s hotelroom. Thanks!
Appearance: Clear golden colour with no head.
Aroma: Honey, vanilla, alcohol.
Body: Medium body, flat carbonation.
Flavour: Honey, a bit sour, alcohol.
AdamChandler (4810) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Place gold. Smells just like sweet homey and a little candy. Oily mouthfeel. Sweetness lingering after finish. Honey comb, floral roses and wood.
_angst_ (4683) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of AdamJackson. Pours clear deep golden leaving some slick trace rather than lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet with dark honey, caramel, vanilla, charred wood and alcohol. Taste is sweet, tiny sour and boozy with honey, lemon juice, moist oak, alcohol and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, tiny sticky sweet, tiny tart, heavy boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny sour with honey, caramel, lemon juice and alcohol. Solid mead... Bit too boozy...
czar (8490) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample from mathieuc, thanks bro! pours clear bright gold with some textured legs. pure clover honey - clean and genuine; sweet pears and other orchard fruitiness, flowers, booze, wax, hint of coconut and vanilla - shy barreling components - yet present and giving way to honey to express itself freely. flat carbonation, medium body - oily; warming and semi-sweet floral finish. o-k.
Minderbinder (3460) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear blond with no head. Good legs. Aroma is of sugar, honey, alcohol, spices, fruits, perfume. Taste is of alcohol, honey, medical chemicals, flowers. Palate: Full bodied. Flat. Overall: Good. That oxygenation thing + long time in barrel seems a bit much to me.
tom10101 (5749) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 oz from bottle (375 ml).
Appearance: Bright pale golden with nice legs.
Aroma: Rich honey, bee wax, vanilla, oak and hints of tropical fruits.
Taste: Moderate to medium sweetness, rich honey, vanilla, oak and light alcohol.
Palate: Medium body. Really smooth. Warming finish.
Overall: I’m quite new to mead, but this might be my favorite non-Schramms/non-fruited mead. Pure rich honey with nice oak and vanilla features. Delicious!
mathieuc (3629) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden, still, with good legs. Nose is of honey, honeycomb and moderate alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet and lightly tart with flavors exclusively of honey. I guess this is what a straight mead should taste like, though. Body is light to medium and mouthfeel a little sticky. Alcohol shows quite a bit. Overall a good drink but a bit thin and simple to my novice mead taster’s taste. Like Julien said below, maybe a little more residual sweetness (and thus body) would have helped.
JulienHuxley (5701) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 Oz sample. Clear very pale gold pour. Aroma is really boozy, oaky, light vanilla, very oaky. Taste is oaky, lots of oaky tannins with a lot of booze, very dry, would have liked a bit more honey sweetness. Palate is med bodied, very dry with lingering alcohol warmth. Good.
MeadMe (1641) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden. Aroma is pure honey, rich and earthy. Flavor legit. Honey really shines. Rich honey without being overl sweet. Earthy waxy comb with a dash of vanilla. Medium in body smooth. Great mead.
tchaos (428) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle courtesy of MeadMe. Pours still, clear Amber. Aroma is honey, wax, and vanilla. Taste is clean, crisp honey with medium body. Solid traditional mead.