fonefan (31713) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear medium to dark red brown colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate honey, blackberry, sulfur, light wood. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet with a long duration, dry, blackberry, honey. Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat. 
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - AUG 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle from Community Food Co-op - N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Measured Final Gravity: 1030
Very dark color, with red shades. Mild but nice aroma of blackberries and blueberries with a moderate vinous character. Semi-sweet mead, not syrupy, it has a quite good flavor of blackberry syrup and honey mead, light acidity, and light final astringency to balance it.
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blackberry, honey, and boysenberry nose. The gestalt is of a very sweet dessert wine. Blood red pour, opaque in the glass. Vinous and medium bodied. Surprisingly more blackberry than honey, with rustic seeds detectable, especially in the finish. Very similar to Manischewitz Blackberry. Hard to believe there are no grapes in this. Pretty nice.
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, purple-red body, the shade of juiced blackberries. As always, these meads look so unassuming and innocent.
Smell: Nicely bold, aromatic blackberry fruitiness to it along with a sweet-smelling aroma of ooey-gooey honey.
Taste: Right away, it’s tart, tangy, and fruity with a prominent (though not overbearing) taste of hand-picked blackberries. Then, in saunters the luscious honey with a moderate degree of sweetness. Small kick of acidity before the long-lasting, fruity finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body.
Drinkability: Pretty tasty, and I’ve never really been that big on blackberries, either. I make NO APOLOGIES for being the only person here who really enjoyed it. None whatsoever!
robertjm (718) - Albany, California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(still mead from Berkeley Bowl) More blackberry flavor than honey charactor. Dark black cherry color. Slight honey nose at first followed by very slight fruit nose. Clear bottle.
ceffalo (40) - , Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good mead. Honey and berry aroma. Pours a deep purple-red color.
Flavor is an earthy honey with fair blackberry kick. I’m not experienced with meads and the varieties thereof, but I liked this one fairly well.
Purchased by mail from Liquid Solutions.
DYCSoccer17 (3155) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. I am going to take away on my appearance score because of the stupidity on the bottle. They have mentioned 5 times on the label, wrapper, and a foil sticker that there are "No Sulfites Added". Amusingly, after two of those proclamations, the next sentence states, "Contains naturally occurring sulfites". Now, I thought the reason why they mention sulfites is for the benefit of those consumers who are allergic to sulfa products. So here begs the question...why the fuck does it matter if sulfites are added if there are naturally occurring sulfites present? I digress. Here’s the rating. Aroma is floral, perfumey, with some blackberry notes as well as some sweet honey notes. I definitiely do not detect added sulfites, so that is a good thing. The aroma is very similar to blueberry pie that is baking. Pretty pleasing. Transparent burgundy-purple body with no head. Fruity start with plenty of berry flavor. Becomes rather tart and slightly astringent in the middle. Lacks some sweetness. Not too much in terms of honey, although it is lightly detected late. Some definite warming ethanol is present in the late middle. Finishes with more blackberry pie flavor. A long finish that is rather dry, but not overly so. Pretty flavorful. Not bad, but definitely not a mead for those who want something sweet.
CheesedMan (554) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an inky purple, reminding me of Concord grapes. Aroma is a bit earthy, with honey and berry notes being muted. The flavor is surprisingly balanced, with a harmony between the fruit’s acidity and the honey’s sweetness. Overall a solid mead.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a murky purple with no head (obviously). Aroma of wildflowers, a bit of blackberries, alcohol, and a touch of musty dusty gym socks. Luckily the flavor is better than the aroma, of strong blackberry notes supported by wildflower honey, a bit more of that mustiness. Two very nice observations about the flavor... the tartness of the berries balances the sweetness of the honey very well, giving this an almost perfect level of sweetness; and I can taste virtually no alcohol in this. In fact, I would not have pegged it as alcoholic if I didn’t know beforehand. However, the mustiness of the honey makes this seem unrefined to me, and although drinkable, is not as pleasant as I would like.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Purplish color with light legs. Aroma dominated by blackberry and some wildflower honey. Flavor starts out with a light bit of overly sweet blackberry, honey, and alcohol - way too hot for a melomel. I have a batch of Blackberry mead going that is very young and already tastes better than this. Nice try, but not all that great.