mnoud (297) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014.05.20 - B Nektar Black Fang - on tap at Always Rons.
Pours dark red but translucent, kind of like a raspberry juice color. Slight fizzy ring around the edge.
Aroma is mostly the clove. Taste is more the raspberry, but it is excellently balanced by the clove. It comes off almost like a black cherry sort of thing, Clove is obvious but not overpowering, good balance.
Ungstrup (30497) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A red mead with a beige head. The aroma has notes of cloves, honey, and black berries. The flavor is sweet with notes of honey, cloves, and black berries, leading to a dry finish. Different, but not bad.
anders37 (19419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ CBC 2014. Pours a red color with a small fast disappearing white head. Has a fruity spicy blackberry aroma. Fruity spicy blackberry honey flavor. Has a fruity sweetish spicy blackberry finish.
olio (7548) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours gorgeous clear ruby red color with no head. Aroma is quite intense with raspberries and blackberries, distant cherries and also some crisp orange zest notes with faint sweet hints of honey. Flavor is also quite raspberry-dominant, blackcurrant, faint caramel, honey and citric fruit notes. Starts sweet but turns dry and somewhat tart quite quickly, lingering raspberry tartness on the aftertaste. Even though the abv is moderately low for a mead, this feels like a slow sipper, there’s just a lot to take in. An excellent dessert delicacy.
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5/2/14] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. 2nd session. Nice deep red color with a pink head. Aroma of honey, floral spiciness and berries. Sweet flavor, a bit sourish, with honey and berries. Medium-bodied. Really nice.
madsberg (10793) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught CBC 2014. Reddish coloured. Dense off white head. Aroma. Marzipan, spice, blueberry, honey, orange. Flavour. Blackberry, spice, sweetness, honey. Medium to full bodied. Ends spiced and full of honey.
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Ruby red color with no head. Aroma has lots of clove, orange and berry blended nicely. The flavor is mostly tart blackberry rounded out with clove and some of the orange in the background. I like clove so I dug this. If you hate clove you probably wont like it
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a glowing ruby liquid blackberry colored body with a creamy thin white head. The aroma is nice with blackberry and clove. The flavor is a sweet blackberry and clove with oranges. The clove is subtle. The mead is very well balanced with sweet honey and fruits. Complex. The mead is sweet but not sticky.
joergen (23600) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBC 2014.
Hazy amber coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of honey.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel with notes of honey and berries.
Ferris (7703) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Boozy, clove and current. Clear maroon with a pin small head. Light berry sweetness, clove and a dryish finish. Very nice.