lynsey (1) - sanford, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This was a very pleasant surprise when I tried it for the first time Friday Jan 24, 14. It was amazing! So very impressed! And I do NOT like 95% of beers.
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
As close to perfect as any mead I’ve ever had. Maybe not traditional, but delicious.
Ljwatson1 (4) - - AUG 10, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderfully cloved, a little blackberry aftertaste on the tongue. Overall a good drink. Need to try the others from B. Nektar.
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tillmac62 (182) - 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.
BiiruBierBeer (104) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, what an interesting mead this is! Cinnamon and clove smell. Berry and clove taste with hibiscus tea. Odd, but oddly enjoyable!
NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ruby pour, no head. Aromas of blackberries, honey, cloves, and orange zest. Just like it reads. This smells like christmas. Wow the aroma is incredible. Flavor is sweet blackberries with spice. Wonderful balance of flavors. Very tasty.
wlajwl (3818) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is honey, dark fruit and perfumed funk. The flavor is blackberry, honey, medium sweetness, slight earthy notes and a tart/slightly dry finish.
gnoff (7782) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, August 8, 2014.
clear deep ruby red color, pink head, lovely! Sweet, berry, alcohol, sugary, cherry pips, almond paste, spicy scent. Clove, berries, red currants, orange, sugary taste. Clove, red currants aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, no bitterness.
mike5326 (880) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a chilled bottle. Dark red color, small white head. Dry, tart fruit smell. Coriander, blackberry tart flavor.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Peace Street. Pours purple with light carbonation. Big clove and fruit notes own the nose with the orange zest becoming prominent as it warmed. Very fruity on the tongue with a little bit of stickiness from the honey. Fishes clean. Very nice!