phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle shared by jckp64- thanks again, John! Pours a brownish-amber, mostly clear, with no head. Notes of raspberry, honey, cocoa nibs, earth, and wood. Some florals, too. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, coating mouthfeel. Interesting mead. I liked this.
rlgk (11517) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Deep amber/brown beer with a small offwhite head. Raspberry aroma, chocolate, honey, licorice, strawberry, cherry, caramel notes. Sourish chocolate flavor, raspberry, licorice, floral, viola notes. Nice bit also a bit odd. Alcohol is well hidden.
_angst_ (3058) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours dark blackish brown with a small fizzy dark mocha head that doesn’t leave any trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet, tiny fruity and tiny earthy with honey, raspberries, roasted malts, hookah-tobacco, dark chocolate, licorice, hay and hints of brown sugar sweetened coffee. Taste is sweet, malty and fruity with honey, roasted malts, raspberries, moist tobacco, licorice and hay. Mouthfeel is tiny cloying sweet, round, very tiny roasted astringent and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny malty with honey, roasted malts, chocolate, raspberries, moist tobacco and hay. Weird and very heavy on the hookah-tobacco.
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t really like meads all that much, but what Greg said about this one is certainly on point. Smells like raspberry truffles. Tastes a lot like raspberry truffles, although the chocolate isn’t anywhere near as beautiful or smooth as I would’ve hoped. Doesn’t rise to the greatness of KRE, but then what does?
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours dark mahogsny. Aroma is chocolate raspberries sweet. Flavor is sweet coffee chocolate raspberries.
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle 12.7 fl oz at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Thanks to rlgk!
Clear very dark brown to close to black color, small white head. Fresh, salt liquorice scent, a bit berry. Very sweet, tart, strange taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Salt liquorice, tart, pepper, alcohol aftertaste.
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cola brown with ruby tones. Aromas of chocolate coated raspberries. Flavor is berry forward up front. Fresh sweet raspberries. A rush of chocolate then takes over. Milky sweet with hints of earth toward the finish. A wonderful wonderful beverage. The subtle carbonation makes drink ability very high.