kermis (14958) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle shared, 2012 vintage. Pours clear golden with a few bubbles that disappear quickly. Aroma of spice upfront, Christmas spices, cinnamon, hazelnut coming out, honey, floral notes, light perfume, banana, oak, toffee and vanilla. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Warming in the palate and the finish, you can tell the alcohol is there but it’s not in a nasty way. It comes across slightly watery in the start but quickly develops into a heavy spice and long sweet middle/finish with some raisin and overripe dark fruit aspects coming out. On of the most complex meads I’ve tried. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Pale yellow pour with no head. The aroma is immense vanilla, cinnamon, french toast, ripe banana and floral clover honey. The flavor follows through from the aroma but is slightly less sweet than the aroma with pronounced clover, wildflowers and fresh banana. The body is sticky and smooth with a solid alcohol warming on the finish.deyholla (12588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Earlier Rating: 3/27/2010 Total Score: 4.4
Clear, yellow-gold color, no head, and some legs after swirling. Intense, ripe banana aroma with hints of cinnamon, honey, pecans, toasty caramel, vanilla extract, and a hint of bourbon on the finish. Then flavor is bourbon, fusel alcohol, and vanilla upfront with a wave of banana, toasted pecans, and cinnamon in the middle and finishing wit some clover honey and light fruit. Sticky viscous body with an alcohol kick.
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Big thanks to Dean for sharing this. Pours a clear honey yellow gold with no head. Aroma is sweet with cinnamon, banana, syrup and of course some honey. Flavor is similar with sweet banana and honey in the start with cinnamon and syrup notes growing towards the finish. This is a pretty crazy mead! hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2011
nip at dak’s 9/5/10.
clear yellow color.
holy god himself the aroma is amazing! push this thing to eleven!... walnut bread, bruleed banana, honey, burnt caramel, cinnamon, maple covered cooked belgian waffles and florals.
the flavor is not quite as good but still impressive.... hot and starchy. awesome.11/4/8/3/18 Sean9689 (286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle thanks to Jim. Pours clear bright yellow color, bubbles here and there. Aroma is maple syrup, burnt sugars, frech toast (?) - crazy right? I can’t really pick out the bananas. Light barrel notes, but not as much bourbon as I was expecting. Tates like maple syrup, sugary sweetness, toasted nuts, vanilla, and a little more oak and bourbon here then compared to the nose. Light body, goes down easy. This mead is simply amazeballs...I’ve never had anything like this, even with all the meads I’ve had from Kuhnhenn. Amazing stuff.
BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Much thanks Jeff for sharing this at DorkLordDay 2012, yep I kept the bottle: Beautiful golden hue with minimal head or lace but quite oily. The nose has BIG sweet french toast character of cinnamon, bread and marzipan with some clove and banana coming in and out of play. I found some honey and slight bourbon character as well. Very intoxicating and sinful! Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2012
The taste starts with strong honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and bready overtones. A tad flowery and slightly spicy midsection before running off towards a moderately boozy, umani savory finish. Insanely complex, massive sweetness, and everything you would want in a dessert mead. The mouth feel is lush and sticky with a nice warming sensation that did not burn like some mead’s would. This is just F’ing YUMMY, worthy of the hype and it is not often I can say that anymore.
wow, the french toast is strong with this one. Very impressive stuff. The bourbon isnt taking over which is very nice Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2012
A clear light yellow colored beer, with no head. The aroma of bananas, caramel, almond, toast some wood and alcohol. The taste of burny alcohol with fruits like banana and almond and wood notes. The aftertaste is burny, alcohol and sweet. back (2265) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
gylden klar skum ingen
vanilje bannan honing is dessert
bitter lidt sød meget
flad let til medium flad
@f1 19’710-12 _angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2012 Bottle received in trade. Thank you Boltz7555! Pours clear golden with no head worth mentioning. Smell is huge and very sweet with ripe banana, cinnamon, marzipan, vanilla fudge, alcohol, toast, caramelized sugar, sweet sweet honey, bourbon, charred wood, coconut, nutmeg and cardamom. Taste is very sweet with ripe banana, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, honey, toast, nutmeg, alcohol, marzipan, banana bread, melted butter, lactose, vanilla fudge, dry wood and bourbon. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, round, burning boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet with banana bread, vanilla fudge, roasted coconut, alcohol, cinnamon, cardamom, hazelnuts, nutmeg, honey, lactose and melted butter. Its exactly what the name says it is! Great great stuff! Very happy to share this with a friend as his 1000th US rating.