tillmac62 (625) - 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.
AndySnow (6240) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Haket, Göteborg.
Appearance: Ruby colour with a small pink head.
Aroma: Blackberries, honey, berries.
Body: Medium to full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Blackberries, honey, berries, some caramel.
HankDaStank (3) - Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2016 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big clove nose. Very easy drinking with mild carb. Not overly sweet, but the fruit is still present.
drjoeng (619) - SINGAPORE - MAR 5, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured out a clear red-pink, the color of a grape cherry-ade.
Nose is vinegary and sweet. Cloying.
Mouthfeel is carbonated. Like drinking sour cherry soda. There is a hint of the syrupy sweetness of honey, but this is fleeting. The overall impression is that of a soda.
Very approachable. Meads are usually unfiltered, cloudy messes of organic aromas, this one certainly is not.
ChainGangGuy (4692) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweetish, scantly tart blackberry (but with also a slight cherry vibe going on) and subtle honey tones spiced sensibly with just the right amount of clove and orange zest, for a zippy added citrusy, fruity hint.
Turboninja (428) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2016
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2016 Bottle@ABC Tavern, Cleveland, USA. Light aroma with berries. Deep red/amber color with small artificial white head and clear liquid. Medium, unbalanced taste with cranberry and cinnamon. Light body with low carbonation. Overall, would be a nice Christmas drink, clear and simple, nothing else.
olsvammel (5102) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget (privatimport). Fruity smell with berries and what I thought was cherries. Sweet flowery taste with honey and berries. I now realized it was blackberries I felt. The sweetness felt slightly artificial. Still nice though, I liked it.
gunnfryd (13807) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
KRS 080815. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is cloves, black berries, orange. Flavour is cloves, black berries, orange, honey. Nice beverage.
Beerhunter111 (14123) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Klare dunkel rötlich braune Farbe, geringe weiße schaumkrone. Geruch dezent nach roten Früchten, süß, Honig. Geschmack süß, Honig, Kräuter, rote Beeren.
Koelschtrinker (15620) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild fruchtiger Antrunk, leichte Noten von Honig. Süffig, die fruchtigen Noten bleiben konstant, Zimt. Süffig, Gut. 8/9/10/10/10/10
vyvvy (5313) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish with no head. The aroma has raspberries, sweetness, honey and is very rich and smooth. It has a medium / full rich slick body with no carbonation. The flavor starts with sweet berries, honey sweetness, cinnamon, clove and has a pleasing kick on the finish. Solid mead.