Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Milwaukee Brew Fest 2013. Pour is translucent purple with no head. Aroma is honey, blackberries, citrus peel, and spice. Flavor is similar but a bit sweeter with the honey and blackberries overpowering everything.
allmyvinyl (5176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours purple with a pink head. Aromas of blackcurrant, orange, spice. More berries on the taste. Sweet, sweet finish.
BenH (2819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Purple with pink head. Aroma of berries, cherry, blackcurrant. Taste has a little spice with cherry and blackcurrant. Sweet with a lingering peppery finish.
cgarvieuk (15949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...deep brown ... thim ta head ... soft cherry roast ... dark malts ... sweet fruits .... fruits juicy fruit ... sweet fruits ... juicy soft and fruit big blackcurrant ... juict fruits
neepsntatties (1280) - 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.
tcane7 (1669) - 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 (3397) - 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 (2410) - 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 (1900) - 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 (2499) - 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.