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Old 08-29-2009, 12:48 AM   #1
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Just cracked open the last surviving bottle of a mead I made 15 years ago.

Overall, it's still good. Definite sherry overtones, and it's better days are certainly behind it, but it still has substantial honey aroma and flavor. Very smooth, with some alcoholic warmth to it. It's darkened into a deep golden color and it's crystal clear.

Actually, I'm pretty impressed that it tastes this good after 15 years.

I made a new mead tonight-- orange honey blossom-- so it's in with the new, out with the old!

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Old 08-29-2009, 02:18 AM   #2
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You have alot of dicipline to keep it that long.

Very cool though, hope I can do the same in 15 years.

 
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:36 AM   #3
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Oh my word...I don't know whether or not to be incredibly jealous and hate you, or just wish you well and tell you to savor it....



Enjoy my friend.

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Old 08-29-2009, 03:00 AM   #4
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An opportunity to taste and savor time is very rare thing.
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:09 AM   #5
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I definitely savored it-- it was completely different than I remembered. I think the last time I had some from that batch was about 13 years ago. I had given some to friends, but they didn't store the bottles properly and the corks crumbled and they lost it. I had the one bottle left, and just hung onto it... waiting. Tonight was the night, though.

Man, 1994 seems like a lifetime ago.

So here's to another 15.

-Steve
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:11 AM   #6
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Thats awsome man!
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Cheers, brother
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:53 AM   #8
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Something I only dream of grats!

 
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:55 AM   #9
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I have a Wild Black Raspberry Mead I made in 1994 also...I should be cracking it open in January when I retire...
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:00 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by homebrewer_99 View Post
I have a Wild Black Raspberry Mead I made in 1994 also...I should be cracking it open in January when I retire...
Sweet! On both counts!

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