tillmac62 (361) - 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.
cards04 (2111) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this. Pours a dark crimson. Aromas of tart blackberry, cinnamon and clove, as well as citrus. All the ingredients sing in this. Really great sour, sweet, spiced flavours. I think this is great. Smooth and very easy to drink.
FatPhil (10083) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga)
Huge clove aroma from a distance, closer up there’s a tonne of honey. Dark, but flat. Flat and sweet in the mouth. Total freaking blackberry overload in the taste, but the clove is close behind. Almost numbing clove to be honest. Sweet and flat, and berry overload. Quirky, but I so much prefer the Polish/Lithunian/English meads.
Marduk (3544) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Dark deep blue color. Small size, blueish head, stays as a ring. Massive clove, x-mas spices, blackberries, honey, sweet notes in aroma. Blackberry, clove, juicy, sweet in taste. Juicy blackberry and cloves in aftertaste. Juicy.
HenrikSoegaard (11205) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark red colour. Powerfull blackberry aroma. Some Honey present. Powerfull Honey and blackberry flavior. Long intense finish. Acetic and sweet in nice harmony. Oily palate,
teddybeer (2526) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish color with a minimal and quickly diminishing head. Aroma has notes of cherries and slightly orange. Flavor is fruity with cherries and berries notes, vinous character with some smokyness. Slightly sweet final.
tchaos (264) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Aroma of heavy spice in the dark red pour. Taste is a good mix of clove, orange, Berry, and honey. Reminds me of a mulled wine.
jahshuwuh (478) - USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark red wine color, no head. Smells as you would expect, blackberry, orange zest, clove, honey, wax. Light sweet red wine tastes, blackberry, honey. Dry, finishes like a red wine. A decent light mead to have with dinner or after for dessert.
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Beerman6686 (5067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark red to purple with a pinkish head. Aroma was of blackberries, light honey and some spice. Flavor similar, more blackberry forward, pushing on the lines of alcopop but refreshing.
drcboehm (87) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted wife’s 12 oz. Glass at the Lodge in Hilton head island. Quite delicious. Made wife happy. Great pick.
kaser (3691) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of tastes like grape juice. Pours cranberry reddish color almost black. No head. Very fruity. Aroma of blackberry. I like. Poured from draft at Mellow Mushroom in Alabama - part of a flight.