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A sparkling session mead made with honey, blackberry, clove and orange zest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2014
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2342) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2014
500ml bottle pours deep red with virtually no head. Aroma is sweet, spice and fruit. Taste is cloves, blackberries and orange.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3635) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft: Poured dark burgundy red. Aroma was berry, currants, and honey. Taste is smooth dry fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5062) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
As close to perfect as any mead I’ve ever had. Maybe not traditional, but delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle. Amber with a thin head. Aroma of blackberry and honey. Light body with light clove and blackberry. Very smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5610) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle shared with Zdk, Paul, Andy, Pearl, Max and Clocks. Pours a light body, no head. Aroma is fruits, juice, spice and honey. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with similar flavors coming through. Not bad, but a bit bland compared to some of the other B.Nektar offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malaclemys (397) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle pours pale yellow with thin disappearing head. Aroma is clove over blackberry/cherry. Very nice clove flavor that is not overpowering and blackberry. Nice clean finish and light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1813) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle at Redmond’s Thursday beers, no fears tasting - not bad. Sweet and syrupy fruits. Not much complexity, but nothing offensive. Blackberry and spice, smooth bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (777) - Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2014
A deep red pour. Looks like black cherry koolaid. A faint potpourri aroma. Blackberry definitely dominates the flavor. It has a slight almost peppery tingle that it leaves on the back of your tongue. I can’t pinpoint the flavor but overall nice mouthfeel.

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