BiiruBierBeer (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, what an interesting mead this is! Cinnamon and clove smell. Berry and clove taste with hibiscus tea. Odd, but oddly enjoyable!
vlan1 (212) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Dark red almost black. Nose of blackberry and cloves. Tastes strongly of blackberry with orange zest and clove notes.
fidelis83 (2137) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby pour with a 1 finger, creamy light purple head. Aroma is big on blackberry, delicate floral notes, clove spice and some perfumey floral notes. Flavor is blackberry and clove up front, then orange peel, perfumey floral notes and some light honey notes. Medium body, juicy entry, light acidity, light blanketing carbonation. The whole thing is a bit like potpourri, but in a very tasty, very enjoyable way.
tillmac62 (382) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a very dark ruby, almost coagulated blood in color. A small head on a vigorous pour quickly recedes. The nose is of blackberries and light spice (clove). The mouthfeel is light, as it should be, but manages to be smooth and almost slick. The flavor profile is outstanding - complex, but balanced, and bursting in flavor. It begins with a burst of sweet blackberry which rides over a honey sweetness. It then progresses to a bit of tartness over a mild clove. The finish is smooth, yet a bit dry, and leaves you with a lingering flavor that is all encompassing. Outstanding is the only way to describe this 6% sparkling mead.
bhensonb (12171) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark cherry red. Aroma is dark red berry. Near med body. Flavor is dark berry and clove notes. Different. Tasty.
marcus (7323) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours purple brown with no head and a honey aroma. There is a blackberry and honey flavor with adry finish. Fun to drink.
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours with a deep dark rosy body that has a small pink-ish head. The aroma is full of sweet berry fruit goodness that has some tart tannins and is smoothed out by sweet rich honey notes. The taste is similar with a pleasing fresh fruity load of berries that pick up a bit of an earthy berry skin note mixed with honey sweetened clove spiciness. To midway it develops some mild tannin tartness kept in check by the slick smooth honey sweetness. Dandy stuff.
Beergeek23322 (2596) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/20/2014. 500 ml. bottle. Pours dark red with no head. Light carbonation. Aromas of blackberries, and funky yeast. Refreshing blackberry flavors up front with spices setting in. A bit dry finish. Interesting mead.
Dfonorow (1721) - 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 (5784) - 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.