BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously shared by dcschiller @ Dakís Cantillon Tasting. Iím sincerely thinking about moving to Warren, Michigan for the sole reason of having easy access to their meads/pyments! This one pours a nice raspberry/plum colored pour with some Bing cherry highlights. No head. Took a couple of massively deep inhales of this...filling my nostrils with bright blackberry, vanilla, honey, and red wine. Confident that I let out some moans of delight. Iím sure that I creeped a few people out but thatís their issue. Wish I could bath in this...no, then I wouldnít want to drink it. I would smell amazing! Anyhow, flavor is of ripe freshly-picked blackberry off of the vine. Sweet but not overly cloying or syrupy. Still a sipper but just because you want to savor it...have it last as long as possible. Press it between your teeth and slosh it around in your mouth. Yum!
storminorman (76) - Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet and sticky. Berry and grape soda aromas. Pours a red wine color. Flavor is sweet with grapes, berries, finished dry.
Dogbrick (6826) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. Purple-amber color with no real head to speak of, and some sticks to the sides of the glass. Aroma of berries and honey. Full-bodied with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel, and has a vinous and berry character. Sweet malt and honey underneath. The finish leaves a lingering blackberry aftertaste. Good all around.
dcschiller (2155) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle courtesy of rayl101). Pours a deep reddish-purple color-really beautiful. Aroma has blackberry, raisin, and hard candy. Taste is sweet with some wine and berry notes. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. A really nice, fruity pyment.
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a red wine color. Sweet and sticky. Berry and grape soda aromas. Flavor is sweet with grapes, berries, finished dry.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from kuhnhenn. purple pour. aroma of huge blackberry, concord grape, and honey. flavor of sweet honey, a medley of berries (blueberry, blackberry....some grape too!) awesome stuff!
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass at Kuhnhenn. Pours clear reddish purple with no carbonation and minimal legs. Aroms of blackberry juice, honey and red wine. Juicy blackberry flavor (almost like Minute Maid berry punch) with honey sweetness and a winey port finish.
MeadMe (1172) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep purpleish maroon. Aromas of fresh berry juice, chocolate, and honey. The flavor is unique. A mead version or KRE. Lots of raspberry and mulberry. Mildly earthy yet sweet. Mild cocoa notes which compliment the port element. There is a hint of minerals that detract just a bit. Overall really really nice though. Another great mead from Kuhnhenn.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Alex for picking this up for me... pours a wonderful dark eggplant... the nose is outstanding, berries, sweet alcohol and honey... the taste is almost is good, dark tart berries balanced by the sweet honey, nice alcohol finish..one of the best meads Iíve had