fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby pour with a 1 finger, creamy light purple head. Aroma is big on blackberry, delicate floral notes, clove spice and some perfumey floral notes. Flavor is blackberry and clove up front, then orange peel, perfumey floral notes and some light honey notes. Medium body, juicy entry, light acidity, light blanketing carbonation. The whole thing is a bit like potpourri, but in a very tasty, very enjoyable way.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear blackberry like color with no head whatsoever. Aroma has lots of clove with a touch of dry honey and a bit of blackberry underlying. Flavor has more of a slightly tart blackberry and dry honey with strong clove note that slightly overpowers.
gnoff (7780) - 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.
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a gorgeous red and small off pink head that lasts. The aroma is strong spice clove and orange peel. Thin mouthfeel with nice dark fruit, clove, honey, light booze, very good.
VsXsV (2242) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Clear purple liquid with a medium light pink head. Aroma of tea, smoke, black currant and honey. Taste is light sweet and bitter with notes of light smoke, tea, black currant and honey. Medium bodied with no carbonation. nice.
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at CBC Holborn. It pours deep purple with a fizzy light pink head. The nose is rather sweet, juicy dark berry, blackberry and fruit cordial. The taste is juicy, vimto, blackberry/currant, sweet apple, light spice, white sugar honey and citrus peel. Medium body and lively carbonation. Pretty sweet for a whole half, but it is pretty approachable. Decent.
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at CBC Covent Garden. It pours a deep intense purple color with ruby edges and a minimal pinkish foam. Aroma is intensely sweet and fruity, big raspberry sorbet flavours. Aroma is again very sweet and fruity but more layered with intervention of the pepper and the honey. Still very sweet and fruity. Body is medium with lively carbonation. Overall quite good.
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Purple color, like sparkling grape drank. Great fruity aroma, lots of berries and honey with a bit of spice. Sweet dark berry flavor, perfect amount of sugar. Zesty finish. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
Vells (652) - LATVIA - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Too much clove christmas character. Otherwise – quite pleasant honeyish with nice blackberries, spices. Sweet all the way with light sourness. Decent brew, but too spicy for me
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.
GTAEgeek (1201) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from a bottle brought by West to Ale Alpharetta. Pours dark red, with no head. The nose is immediately blackberries, with a strong and unmistakable note of cloves, and a hint of orange peels in the finish. Very sweet, with a low, pleasant savory spiciness. Medium body, crisp, clean, and acidic. This is a wonderfully forward and flavorful flavored mead.