MicroGrog (354) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2017
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased from Savannah Bee Company.
Tulip pour. Deep purple/red grape-colored body.
Smell is intense. Acidic black raspberries, sharply fermented honey and red grapes.
Taste is just as strong, though smoother. Fortified sweet red wine, bold leathery tannins, acid & deep dark fruit all over. Grapey sweet with citric acid burn. Though rich and slick enough to know there’s plenty of honey in here.
Bold and beautiful, but maybe needing a slight bit of refinement. I really enjoyed the intensity from something other then an overly malty beverage. This is so much easier to drink(& regret) later. :-)
tchaos (428) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle for CCCM share. Pours a still, clear, light red-gold. Aroma is a nice mix of grape and honey notes. Taste follows nose with more grape sweetness than honey. Reasonable pyment in that it highlights the grape equally.
MeadMe (1645) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours Amber. Aroma is red wine like, flavor is red grape, lightly vinous. Hints of Berry and of course subtle honey. Grapes shine nicely here. Medium in body, good.
drowland (8490) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/30/15. The label I had said 33% grapes and 67% honey. Bottle at Savannah Bee Company, Broughton St. location. Nice pretty red pour. Light red wine aroma, lightly sweet honey. Nice flavor, light red wine, fruity, nice honey aspect. Solid mead.
Patrickctenchi (6477) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, still....dark red-brown.
Honey, red grape, rose’ aroma.
Taste is honey, rose’ wine.....vinous and sweet with a hint of smokiness.
shrubber85 (11224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rose wine and honey aroma with a light hint of smoke. Pale purple. Sweet honey and rose wine flavor. More wine-like than mead but still very nice.
deyholla (11042) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby red with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a good amount of dry tart red grapes with an underlying sweet honey note and hint of sweet grape. Flavor has a good amount of red fruit with sweet honey and a tart and dry finish.