neepsntatties (1088) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Gold Rush in Anchorage. Colour...clear garnet with a thick pinky head. Nose...perfumy and aromatic with fruit and flowers galore! Palate...dry, fruity, crisp with cane berries galore and orange pith with cherry pie spices and compote and a long finish.
krompt (611) - - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really respect these people. Do they only make mead? How do they do that and stay in business?
tcane7 (1505) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a maroon with very thin but lasting pink head. Nose of blackberry, raspberry, perfume, honey. Slightly oily, medium carbonation. Light berry flavor with a long spicy finish.
JStax (2558) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle poured into a teku glass. Pours a ruby red with a pink head of thin foam that fizzles out quickly. The aroma has a lot of beery and spice character. Taste is fruity, berry sweetness with just a bit of spice coming through in the background. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Really good mead.
Ed5388 (1591) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a purple grape juice color with a fizzy purple tinted head. Aroma of blackberries, cherries, and light honey notes. Taste of sweet blackberries, tart cherry, and honey.
bubbleflubber (1696) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An incredible fruit beer/mead here! Pours just like blackberry juice, with a hint of raspberry fringes.... beautiful, with a reduced head that leaves no lacing. The nose is of pure blackberries and honey, with a light hint of cloves. Flavors back this up substantially, with a large wallop of blackberries, some light honey sweetness, and a dark fruit that closes with a numbing hint of clove. A juicy mouthfeel combines with an emulsified honey-textured palate. The slightest hint of subtle carbonation combines to provide the perfect body for an aperitif or dessert offering. A truly gorgeous fruity mead here. Again, just GORGEOUS!
edgallow (1626) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours deep red with virtually no head. Aroma is sweet, spice and fruit. Taste is cloves, blackberries and orange.
SHIG (3402) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured dark burgundy red. Aroma was berry, currants, and honey. Taste is smooth dry fruit.
Strykzone (4376) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at esbls. Purple with a beigish ring. Sweet berry honey in the aroma. Berries are tasted with honey. A dry powdery feel. Some mildewed barrel funk. Tasty stuff and it drinks so well.
biokid23 (97) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
As close to perfect as any mead I’ve ever had. Maybe not traditional, but delicious.