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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A sparkling session mead made with honey, blackberry, clove and orange zest.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (3290) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
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. Itís bit sweet and tart and thereís a nice black currant character underneath all the cloves but thereís still all those cloves. This strikes me as more of a novelty than a quality beverage but to each their own.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1270) - California, USA - APR 19, 2014
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerFunGuy (837) - California, USA - APR 19, 2014
This beer has an interesting purple color. It has a strong honey aroma. It tastes like honey and blackberry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4528) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5158) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pretty awesome. Blackberry works very well here. Pours hazy ruby. Taste of blackberry is big and well integrated. Nice honey. Very nice. Finishes sweet. On tap at DC Beer Festival.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2669) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 14, 2014
The appearance had a black color with quick less than half a centimeterís worth of head that barely lasts and what is left concaves at the edges. More than enough bubbles clinging to the sides. The smell had blackberries, cloves and orange zest combined wonderfully, The taste was sweet but still had a nice spicy/zestiness to make it seem balanced over the tastebuds. Sweet and spicy aftertaste and it doesnít have any finish whatsoever. On the palate, it wasnít as harsh as I thought it was going to be as thereís an even somewhat smoothness invading delicately over the palate. Overall, this is the best mead Iíve had to date, though I still donít understand why meads are considered "beers" on this website.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2014
Wow, what an interesting mead this is! Cinnamon and clove smell. Berry and clove taste with hibiscus tea. Odd, but oddly enjoyable!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vlan1 (212) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Dark red almost black. Nose of blackberry and cloves. Tastes strongly of blackberry with orange zest and clove notes.


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