Dfonorow (1065) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is purple/red and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is of blackberries, blueberries, grape jam, booze, and a slight hint of sweet honey. Flavor is incredibly sweet and filled with berries and booze - like a berry cobbler mixed with honey and alcohol. Enjoyable in a small quantity, like the 6 ounce bottle it came in, but any more and it starts to taste like children’s medicine.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[4935-20121114] Small clear bottle. Just smelling it puts me off -- there are boozy wild flowers going on everywhere, a little like expired perfume. Slightly hazy, dark brown red body with no head. Floral super sweetened honey wine ensues in the flavour. Medium body is boozy. Overall, just not for me. (4/2/3/3/9) 2.1
madvike (2539) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from BenC...thanks Ben! - Pours like grape juice with no head. Christmas berries, funky and lightly tart. Very odd. Taste is a ton of berries, tart like cranberries, with a huge berry finish. Medium bodied in the mouth with no carbonation. Really weird and not my cup of tea.
notalush (4587) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colorado mead tasting 2012 - dark reddish purple - looks like wine - the aroma is actually kind of funky - earthy fruit skin qualities, along with a sweet, berry juice quality - flavor tastes a lot like cranberry to me - equal parts sweet and lightly acidic - not much mead character left, but the fruit is juicy, earthy - finish is moderately acidic, cutting the sweetness - a touch of spice in the finish as well - a bit too much like juice in some places, but I actually like it quite a bit.
Steve_0 (2122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting ’12, courtesy of Matt. Thanks Man! Pour is bright pinkish-purple with no head. Bright fruits, grape, tannin, floral honey, earthy notes, and blackberry in the aroma. Taste is red wine, wood, slightly sweet, prune juice, blackberries, fruit pit, and spice with a semi-dry finish. Medium mouthfeel with no carbonation. Nice!
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 Colorado Mead Tasting at Armin’s house. Thanks to Matt! Pours a purple kool-aid appearance with no head. Jammy, grape/berry, prickly seedy aroma. Thick, sugary, blackberry, mild vanilla, apple honey flavor. Kind of interesting but also fairly cloying.
arminjewell (5590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 8 oz bottle, thanks Matt! Dark reddisb purple pour with no head, aroma has notes of big dark elderberry, raspberry, blackberry, hints of earth, slight boysenberry. Taste is a mix of berry, raspberry, elderberry, some almost rhubarb like notes, finishing with some honey, but pretty absent. Nice, but a bit much for me.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-11-14. Dark purple tinged brownish body, headless. 3+ Relatively mild aroma, notes of alcohol, sweet honey, mild floral character. Flavour is quite sweet, notes of honey, muted floral touches and a mild herbal finish. Smooth average body is still. Okay, enjoyable in a small pour. Bottle, note on cap says 12/11 via trade with flandersned
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(187ml bottle) Pours a mahogany body with excellent legs. Aroma of elderberry, blueberries, earth, and honey. Flavor of elderberry, honey, and earthiness.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7oz bottle-shared by jtc-aroma is leather, saddlesoap, berry. Taste is berry, some leather.