tkrjukoff (4153) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear ruby lilac pink head
head. Aroma is fruity berry spicy as flavor, refreshing.
kermis (6067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at CBC 2014. Pours red with a ring off white head. Aroma of red fruits, floral aspects and berries. Flavor is moderate sweet. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear purple color with a medium pink head. Aroma of blackberry, clove and citrus. Sweet blackberry flavor with clove character before a tart orange finish.
MrHangover (2993) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ CBC 14. Pours a clear pinkish beer without any head. Aroma of honey, light red fruits and blackberry. Flavor has loads of fruit, blackberries obviously. Loads of sweetness as well. Nicely crafted brew.
GothGargoyle (1536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Aroma is blackberry, honey, cloves, wet straw. Medium bodied, sweet and fruity on the palate with a herbal finish. Taste is blackberry, clove, honey. Definitely one of the nicest meads I've had.
Frank (3203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beverage is very much like drinking a clove cigarette mixed with cranberry juice. Some people like that sort of thing, I guess. It is purple in color and mildly carbonated. It’s bit sweet and tart and there’s a nice black currant character underneath all the cloves but there’s still all those cloves. This strikes me as more of a novelty than a quality beverage but to each their own.
monk191 (1201) - California, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very interesting mead. Not our personal style, but unique. Pours a cherry jello red with no head. Smells of honey and blackberry. Lots of blackberry in the taste. Like blackberry soda, doesn't really taste like beer. Had on tap at taps.
BeerFunGuy (799) - California, USA - APR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer has an interesting purple color. It has a strong honey aroma. It tastes like honey and blackberry.
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obguthr (4313) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blackberry and honey nose, subtle hints of chocolate, prune, and cloves detected, vinuous. Clear maroon, dark and still, purplish. Blackberry and grape flavor, then POW a burst of clove. Tart and tangy, alcohol perceptible, but not evident, hidden within the spice. Fairly distinct transitions, awesome complexity, unique. Trippy.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2nd mead I have ever tasted. B. Nektar is making me a huge fan. Purple-ish pour with no head. Aroma is sweetness, berries and clove. Taste is berries, orange, little clove in the finish. Sweetness base from the honey. Very enjoyable.