tillmac62 (316) - 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.
Beerman6686 (4876) - 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 (3446) - 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.
tekneek (1) - - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Blackberry sets this one off, along with the orange. Very nice wish I could get it locally so I could enjoy it whilst at the house...
Klimaet (397) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear dark red with no head. Aromas of blackberry, raspberries, honey, some orange peel-like notes, pear cider, apples. Taste is about the same with some more vinous notes.
Zita (5078) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light fruit aroma,red, hazy, minimal head, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, fresh fruit finish.
Hansen (7081) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red coloured and clear. Has a fine, pink head. Spicy, fruity, berry aroma, sweet too. Flavor starts moderate sweet, more berry notes. Light acid. Creamy texture.
TheGDBatPan (11) - Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
If you like mulled red wines, spicy ciders, or strong Chai tea, and have never found a beer that really appealed to you, do yourself a damn favor and splurge on this. You?ll be so glad you did.Side Note: Perfect for Halloween parties and World of Darkness LARPs. This looks like prop blood and tastes a lot better.
orangesol (937) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brought this one to Kramers christmas party. Beautiful ruby red color really sets up the amazing aroma. Tons of berries up front with the clove, orange zest and honey sweetness bringing up the rear. Taste is pretty much the same with tons of fresh picked juicy berries and clove dominating with some sugary sweetness rounding it all out. Overall one of the better national releases from these guys. I will have to grab a few more next time.
Martinus (3339) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red colour, slight white rim. Aroma of honey, blackberry, spices, vanilla hints. Flavour honey, cloves, quite fruity. Finish honey, orange peel, spices. Nice.
(From draught @ CBC blue session, Copenhagen 2014)