Ed5388 (1977) - 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 (1784) - 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 (1935) - 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.
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured dark burgundy red. Aroma was berry, currants, and honey. Taste is smooth dry fruit.
Strykzone (4826) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
As close to perfect as any mead I’ve ever had. Maybe not traditional, but delicious.
Nero55 (657) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber with a thin head. Aroma of blackberry and honey. Light body with light clove and blackberry. Very smooth.
jredmond (5259) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Malaclemys (368) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.