Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > Drinking a 15-year old mead tonight
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-29-2009, 12:48 AM   #1
SavageSteve
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SavageSteve's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 990
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts

Default Drinking a 15-year old mead tonight

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!

-Steve


__________________
On Deck: Jamil's Vanilla Robust Porter
Fermenting: Orange Blossom Mead
Kegs: Element 56 Pale Ale, Ron's Belgian Blonde, Summer'n Saison, Furloughktoberfest '09, Grateful Pale Ale, Sam Adams Cream Stout Clone, EdWort's Apfelwein
Planning: n/a
SavageSteve is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 02:18 AM   #2
snazzy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 335
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

You have alot of dicipline to keep it that long.

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


snazzy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 02:36 AM   #3
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,812
Liked 2873 Times on 1699 Posts
Likes Given: 3511

Default

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.

__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew
Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 03:00 AM   #4
arturo7
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
arturo7's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 9,206
Liked 230 Times on 161 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

An opportunity to taste and savor time is very rare thing.
__________________
Hey, knock that shvt off. We're drinkin' here.
arturo7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 04:09 AM   #5
SavageSteve
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SavageSteve's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 990
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts

Default

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
__________________
On Deck: Jamil's Vanilla Robust Porter
Fermenting: Orange Blossom Mead
Kegs: Element 56 Pale Ale, Ron's Belgian Blonde, Summer'n Saison, Furloughktoberfest '09, Grateful Pale Ale, Sam Adams Cream Stout Clone, EdWort's Apfelwein
Planning: n/a
SavageSteve is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 04:11 AM   #6
Denny's Evil Concoctions
Grande Megalomaniac
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Denny's Evil Concoctions's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: West Kelowna BC, Canada
Posts: 7,767
Liked 51 Times on 42 Posts

Default

Thats awsome man!
__________________
I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/denn...9/#post1766281

http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Tapro...ook_Repository
Denny's Evil Concoctions is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 04:23 AM   #7
arturo7
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
arturo7's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 9,206
Liked 230 Times on 161 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Cheers, brother
__________________
Hey, knock that shvt off. We're drinkin' here.
arturo7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 04:53 AM   #8
bubbachunk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fort Smith
Posts: 645
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Something I only dream of grats!
bubbachunk is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 04:55 AM   #9
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,950
Liked 102 Times on 86 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I have a Wild Black Raspberry Mead I made in 1994 also...I should be cracking it open in January when I retire...
__________________
HB Bill
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 05:00 AM   #10
SavageSteve
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SavageSteve's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 990
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts

Default

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!

-Steve


__________________
On Deck: Jamil's Vanilla Robust Porter
Fermenting: Orange Blossom Mead
Kegs: Element 56 Pale Ale, Ron's Belgian Blonde, Summer'n Saison, Furloughktoberfest '09, Grateful Pale Ale, Sam Adams Cream Stout Clone, EdWort's Apfelwein
Planning: n/a
SavageSteve is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drinking flat IPA tonight :( Papinquack General Beer Discussion 4 02-03-2009 03:23 PM
What are we drinking tonight? david_42 General Beer Discussion 30 12-13-2006 08:17 PM
anybody drinking homebrew tonight BrewProject General Chit Chat 6 09-24-2006 07:47 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS