hotstuff (5144) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2004
750ml. bottle at Fort Wayne Mead Tasting last night. No head poured, transparent, uncarbonated, and an orange hue. Aroma was sweet, slight honey note, and alcohol. Sweet, honey flavor. Delicious! Vinuous mouthfeel, yet smooth. A very good mead IMO and well worth trying. 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”!11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2004
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.
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. thedm (6148) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Fort Wayne Mead Tasting. This bottled mead poured a small almost non-existent head of clear fine to large sized bubbles that left behind a dark brown transparent uncarbonated body. The aroma was very nice with a strong malt caramel honey note. The flavor was also very strong with honey and other unnoted flavors that were well balanced and made the mead very good over all. An excellent mead that is well recommended. 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.
flemdawg (561) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Fort Wayne Mead Tasting. The final mead of the nite. Red in color with no head but that was expected. A wonderful vanilla and honey aroma. Honey taste with hints of vanilla and fruits. Wow, this was really tasty. Them Polish people sure do make a mean mead. jsquire (4425) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2004
At the Ft. Wayne Mead tasting. Thanks to hotstuff and thedm for sharing several meads. This Lednicki is a delicious liquid. Still out of the bottle with a redish amber color. Nose of floral honey, leather and decaying wood. Honey mouthfeel with stone fruit sweetness, and a sherry alcohol sense to it. Definitely my favorite of the night, but still not as good as the Apis Jadwiga. 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. 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! 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.