thedm (5214) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled Mead from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of frothy off-white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated semi-transparent purple hued colored body and a poor lacing. The weak aroma was sweet and honey. The crisp mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering sweet aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of blackberry red currant jelly cloves orange sweet and honey. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of honey, blackberries and cloves. Taste is medium sweet with a long blackberry, clove and orange finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. A bit heavy on the clove and reminds a bit of cold mulled wine, but still very nice.
yngwie (15764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. An unclear, dark ruby colored mead with a small, pinkish head. There’s lots of berries in the aroma, cloves as well, and a touch of honey in the back. Some citrus notes in the flavor, with honey notes, dark berries and a good dash of cloves. A bit too much cloves I think, it’s sort of like drinking an unheated gløgg. Nice though. Medium body, smooth on the palate. Long finish with orange zest, cloves and dark berries. Quite decent this one, but a tad heavy on the cloves. 150808
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep ruby red with an off-white head. Aroma of clove, pepper, some berries, honey and blackberry. Flavor is sweet blackberry with some honey, orange zest and clove. Medium body.
SG111 (673) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the source. Pours dark red, almost blue. Aroma is lots of black currant, blackberry and clove. Flavor is intense clove and black currant. Clove is awesome.
portableparty (2248) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a ruby red purple color with soft sudsy head that fades. Aroma is berry honey and soft spice. Taste is sweet berry honey little tart very refreshing and soft spice in the finish. Very enjoyable!
northropfrye (2915) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker body than most meads. Sweet, but not overly so. Honey, of course, with an added subtle element of berries and spices. A decent mead.
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->stem. Clear brite red with no head. A: berries, clove, honey. T: definite blackberry, with sour notes, cloves. Sweet, with hint of pepper in the aftertaste. Like.
Holmen1 (3932) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fra flaske på rbhd-treff hos Sigmund, juni-15: klar rubinrød, nesten uten skum. Intens aroma av bjørnebær, bringebærbrus, nellik og honning. Sprudler lett på tunga, og smaken er en dessertorgie.
doublebock (535) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Dark clear copper color with little to no head
Aroma: Raspberry, clove and malt
Taste: Sweet with honey, berry and coriander with a sour body and a big clove finish
Overall: Almost more of a sour than a mean. Great complexity with a great balance from the different adjuncts used. Consider me a mead fan now.