Floydster (33) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Lots of vanilla and mild oak notes compliment a sweet apricot flavor. Peach is a little masked and the bourbon comes through a lot more when served at room temperature rather than just a mild chill. Superstition makes yet another fantastic mead! tom10101 (6280) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2016
Sample from hackobock, thanks! Clear golden straw color leaving some nice legs. Aroma is of honey, peaches, apricots, oak spiciness (toasted oak?) and hints of vanilla. Taste is sweet but never cloying with fun acidity from the fruits, honey, oak spiciness and hints of vanilla. Medium body. Still. A bit oily. Mouth coating finish. Well balanced with a fun mix of fruits and oak features. Tasty! AdamChandler (5183) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Very pretty pour. it’s a sample from Tommy via Jacob? Looks like a straw yellow, great clarity. Aroma is honey, papaya, vanilla. Wow. Not cloying, actually a sharp acidity from the apricot at the finish. It’s hard to tell what fruit dominates here but I’d guess apricot does. The vanilla is actually really faint and hardly pushing through. Oak is minimal and no smokiness or tannic overtones. Well done! USA_MasterHop (18) - Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2016
A fine example of a modern barrel mead, with hints of oak, bourbon and amazing fruit to balance NICKBAINS (21) - Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Smell is honey fruit, and some vanilla. Taste is lemon tart, and sweet with fruit characters of peach and apricot. Vanilla beans finish with alcohol. Medium body.
Walter_Lewis (7) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2016 does not count
Full, rich and deep bodied honey delight. The alcohol was balanced with the lovely woody characters from the barrels. Peach & apricot came to the front with a delicate raison character Linesbrewco (4) - WALES - NOV 11, 2016 does not count
Blew me a way. The wood and bourbon were dominant but mellowed with the fruit/ apricot and left an smooth lingering depth with the alcohol AdmiralVernon (1200) - SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2016
A: Clear light yellow coloured N: Vanilla, oak, floral honey, hint of peach T: Vanilla, honey, oak, peach O: Very nice and balanced flavours! Not very heavy on the fruit, but still great! hackobock (4095) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016
September 30, 2016. Bottle, batch 2, bottle 148/275. _angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016
Clear golden with no head. Aroma is fruity and floral, some perfume notes, peach, apricot, plum, some alcohol notes, very light vanilla touch. Taste is sweet, fruity, floral and light tart. Finish is sweet honey with perfume and floral notes, sweet fruit pulp, very light vanilla, light tartness. Medium bodied, slight oily texture.
Smoother than Hera’s Orchard.
Bottle courtesy of Hackobock. Pours clear pale golden leaving some subtle legs on the glass with a swirl. Smell is fruity, floral and tiny herbal with honey, bees wax, peaches, plums, vanilla, dried flowers, minerals and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, heavy fruity, slightly floral and slightly herbal. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny oily, very tiny astringent, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and very tiny bitter with floral honey, peaches, apricots, plum jam, vanilla, minerals, lemon peal and alcohol. Mellow compared to Hera’s Orchard. Not bitter at all. Balanced and tasty. Bit heavy on the alcohol burn. Overall quite great!