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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A sparkling session mead made with honey, blackberry, clove and orange zest.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4076) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4477) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2264) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 14, 2014
The appearance had a black color with quick less than half a centimeter’s 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 doesn’t have any finish whatsoever. On the palate, it wasn’t as harsh as I thought it was going to be as there’s an even somewhat smoothness invading delicately over the palate. Overall, this is the best mead I’ve had to date, though I still don’t understand why meads are considered "beers" on this website.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiiruBierBeer (246) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vlan1 (203) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2003) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tillmac62 (256) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11510) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
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.

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