marcus (6596) - 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 (6990) - 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 (2342) - 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 (1512) - 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 (3673) - 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.
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Purple with pink head. Aroma of berries, cherry, blackcurrant. Taste has a little spice with cherry and blackcurrant. Sweet with a lingering peppery finish.
cgarvieuk (14715) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...deep brown ... thim ta head ... soft cherry roast ... dark malts ... sweet fruits .... fruits juicy fruit ... sweet fruits ... juicy soft and fruit big blackcurrant ... juict fruits
neepsntatties (1221) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Gold Rush in Anchorage. Colour...clear garnet with a thick pinky head. Nose...perfumy and aromatic with fruit and flowers galore! Palate...dry, fruity, crisp with cane berries galore and orange pith with cherry pie spices and compote and a long finish.
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a maroon with very thin but lasting pink head. Nose of blackberry, raspberry, perfume, honey. Slightly oily, medium carbonation. Light berry flavor with a long spicy finish.
JStax (3099) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle poured into a teku glass. Pours a ruby red with a pink head of thin foam that fizzles out quickly. The aroma has a lot of beery and spice character. Taste is fruity, berry sweetness with just a bit of spice coming through in the background. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Really good mead.