JStax (6509) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2017
750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. The mead is a clear yellow. No head. Still. The aroma has notes of honey, melon, stone fruit, paper, spice. Taste is sweet initially, but dries out quickly to an earthy, nearly bitter sweetness. Slick mouthfeel. No sign of carbonation. There is a little burn on the back end. Popoff91 (124) - Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2016 Drank slightly chilled out of a wine glass. My first mead, was hoping it would be better, as I really enjoy honey. However, it tastes mostly like a white wine with a little bit of honey in it. Might be a good mead, I don’t know. I just am not very fond of wine. I bought a three-pack from their winery and hopefully their darker meads will taste better. fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods, Seattle; synthetic cork; annoying wax dipOakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Measured Final Gravity: 1009
Skewed Refractometer Reading: 11.3°B
Blond color. Mild aroma, wax and some wine. Semi-dry mouthfeel, glue, wine, some bitterness in the final.
In Germany they sell mead like this for 3 euros. Not good.
Some haze, has a little sweet honey character, with a bit of toasty character, so it’s not the greatest. MeadMe (1662) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
Pours pale gold. Aroma is earthy honey. Flavor is honey, earthy, with light florals. Light acid and thinner side of medium body.
Ferris (15423) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
Bottle - Sweet floral honey. Clear gold. Light sweet honey with a tinge of dry bitterness in the finish. A bit thin. mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
750mL bottle, pours a hazy dark-ish golden yellow with a few bubbles. Aroma brings out medium sweet honey and moderate acidity. Flavour is quite thin, with lots of acidity, citric notes and mellow honey. Nothing offensive, but it’s not a complex or elegant mead. Meh. Brigadier (3690) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
650 ml bottle
BeerandBlues2 (13325) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
More similar to a rich dessert wine this is fruity, dense, and hard to finish after a few beers. Perhaps if it were all I opened with dinner I might be able to finish it. As it is drinking more than about a half pint was tough. Thanks to Travlr for sharing.
Aroma / Appearance - Creamy vanilla legs crawl down the sides as you would expect from a high gravity mead. The flat base and transparent golden body release thick waves of honey and creamy alcohol. This is filling just from the nose alone.
Flavor / Palate - Vanilla and honey cling to the corners of the palate. Sticking to the tongue like syrup this is so rich that it is borders on cloying. A vinous finish adds nice depth. Overall though I wish I would have had a vacuum seal to recork it and finish the bottle the next day.
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours still clear yellow. Aroma is honey, straw and earthy notes. Flavor is medium sweet honey, light spices and a sweet finish. Full body. Travlr (24913) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Crystal clear very pale yellow color. Aroma is very floral, lots of perfume. Taste is also floral, just an edge if sweetness, dryish finish. Tasty.