JStax (4105) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a refrigerated bottle into a wine glass. Appearance is a dark red, maybe even purple. The aroma is kinda footy in a Cabernet sort of way with a dark fruit berry presence that makes the footy notes not as big of a deal. Taste is much more enjoyable than the smell. It’s sweet and fruity with the berries playing the starring role. Nice mead for sure. One you could sip on for a long while.
mcberko (10562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a deep dark burgundy with no head. Nose brings out rich berries, red wine notes and a touch of wild qualities. Flavour is sweet, with rich sweet berries, red wine and lots of booze. Well-balanced and complex. Not having much experience with pyments, I’m not the best judge, but this is very enjoyable.
Ferris (8937) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Nice Berry, grape and honey. Purplish brown with no head. Sweet grape, honey, Berry and clover. Really nice and easy drinking, but a bit of a bitter fruit finish.
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to team Garvie. Flat purple with no head, like Ribena. Strong berry aroma up front, red wine, the honey comes through when swirled. Tastes of a strong red wine, berries, some alcohol. Sweet and a little hot. Has more in common with red wine than mead imo and the berry flavour reminds me of some medicine I was given as a kid.
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Craig’s. Pours purple with no head. Aromas of berries, all kinds of red fruit and blackcurrants. Taste is boozy, lots more fruit. Boozy hot finish.
Dregs run solo tasting
McNeillR (1897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Proper thick Ribena good time body, rich lacing but this time it looks the business. YES. Nose is a sultry rich bowl out of berry, honey buzz but rich floral and stewed berry skin. Initial taste is sultry, deep rich tart berry and little of any hazy buzz. Carbonation is sleek and mouthfeel is liquidated berry dessert good times. Finishes not dissimilar to what has gone on before, dry spicy then magical berry incredible goodness - nourishing and properly, properly craft.
Bottle, Cornelius, Cheers Magnanimous via Uncle Sev and Auntie Benj Swilcan Bridge Tasting
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... deep red ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet fruits .. big berries nose ... soft sweet fruits ... ligth bitter fruits .. ligth fruit ... soft tanains ... long berry finish.. soft wine tanin tones.. not me
GlasgowTAD (839) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours purple with no head. Aroma is grapes, raspberry and sangria. Taste is sangria, sugar, grapes.
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep ruby, nose is like wine, berry, grapes, taste is sweet honey, dry, berry, nice.
SpongeRuiner (1006) - Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another nice one from B. Nektar pours a nice purple berry blend color with a wine look. Some bubbles curve the rim. A somewhat boozy honey grape nose. A smooth soft touch of dry tart blueberries and raspberries. An alcohol feel in the back end. Really nice.
laiti (7742) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ Sankt Hans Tasting, Ulfborg.
Aroma has honey and some berry juice. Feels somewhat sweet. Flavour has cranberry juice, some honeyish notes and warming alcohol. Sweet berry juice is quite dominant here and honey just backs up the sweetness. Quite easy to drink.