rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Thanks to wohlfs! Alcohol, honey and apples. Very sweet, almost like a honey tea. The only meads I’ve had in the past have been dry. Suggestions of berries, sherry. joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2004
Slightly viscous orange-brown (almost looks like a distilled beverage). No head. Aroma of honey, buckwheat, port/sherry, & dark, dried fruit. Almost gritty sugary & syrupy feel. Complex, very sweet flavour of honey, buckwheat, brown sugar, port/sherry. DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2004
Honey, alcohol and fruit in the aroma. Copper with zero head. Sweet peppers and alcohol, with a chocolate liqueur aftertaste. Sweet, high alcohol is noted.
A fine offering!
My first, real Mead, Thanks to wohlfs! Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2004
Shared a bottle with rudolf and wohlfs after the buffalo brewfest (thanks guys). Dark orange pour. Lots of sweet alcohol in aroma. Taste is very in your face, as poochie would say: lots of alcohol (almost too much), but the sweet honey taste soothes it, and makes it very drinkable. A wonderful mead and, after failing miserably with my own honey homebrew, a very welcome pleasant experience. And at 14%, surprisingly quite drinkable. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Bottle. Pours a deep, blood-orange color. Aroma is sharp honey and alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium bodied. Taste is immediately sweet with a sharp alcohol kick. Very pleasant.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Subtle yet sharp ammonia, sherry, cinnamon, ginger aroma. Rich, full, honey flavor and texture. Burning alcohol. A lot of Fuji apple and raisin. Apple-cranberry color, crystal clear. Lingering dry sweetness. I believe I prefer non-fruit meads better at this time. TAR (2742) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Clear still caramel. Urine and oloroso sherry-laden aroma. Soft hints of wood, wax, root, maple, graham, pear skin, and paint. Concealed fruitiness and alcohol underneath. Typically slick and soft on the tongue. Urine and mild honey flavors coupled with some lingering rootiness and touches of dried peach and silk. Finishes sherry-like with a subtle lingering honey note. The honey notes are sublime, but the urine notes were overbearing at times. The more time I spent with it, the more it grew on me. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Well let’s say I first poured this in a small glass, once I put it to my nose, I then poured it into a “Brandy Snifter”, it deserves a “Liquor Glass”, “Holy Cow”, and this is going to be a “Hoot”!
The color that of a fine “Brandy” or “Bourbon” if your prefer, a deep crystal clear amber and of course there’s no such thing as head or lace. Nose is that of “Sweet Raw Honey” fresh from the hive, massive alcohol aroma, musk and mushroom like, amazing the only thing I can say. Massively sweet at the start, middling in its feel to the palate, finish that of a five star brandy, but with a sweetness that is enormously pleasing and one that takes you to “Elysium”, the warming that spreads through the tummy is pleasant and the aftertaste quite dry, something that a lover of “Mead” should try, as I sample more and more Mead’s I’m simply floored by their “Magnificence”, their complexity, their capability of rendering you “speechless” and something that leaves me totally overwhelmed, by a beverage that I totally overlooked for years, “Mistake, Big Mistake”, is all I can say.