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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 4.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 501   ABV: 16.7%
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Enticing, complex blend of blueberries, black cherries and blackcurrants balanced with basic elements of mead; honey, water. The mead that started Moonlight Meadery, Desire is a must with cheeses, Italian dishes, rich saucy meat dishes, or with Belgian chocolates. 73% honey, 9% black currant, 9% cherry, 9% blueberry.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (52) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Lovely currant aroma, litle head which helped out any lack of dryness and brought out slight sweetness. Great balance with the other fruits. It was so nice that the cherries did not overpower the more delicate fruits. SO GOOD

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5325) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Bottle flight sample at 508 with Linh. Pours a deep purple body with light bubbles. Aroma is sweet jam and berries. Mouthfeel is medium and dry with a sweet berry flavor and notes of sugar, jam, honey and fruits.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours pinkish amber with no head. Aroma brings honeycomb really big in the nose with light sweet berry fruits. Flavor is big honey stron with cherries and fruit lingering nicely blended with the sweet honey.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
benSmithwick (14) - - JUL 3, 2014
Rich and sweet, deep notes from the dark fruits (currants, cherries, and blueberries), honey folds in to the back ground. The flavor is as rich and luscious as the aroma, a deep dark garnet color, almost opaque, big legs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Deep reddish pour with no head. Cranapple nose. Apple, honey, cherry meat. Sweet and hot. Taste is similar. Honeyed croissant slathered in cherry spread. Slightly tart. Oily and substantial on the palate. A sipper. Nice.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jdroop (14) - - JUN 24, 2014
Deep dark fruits in the nose, lots of currants, the honey is present but just very well hidden. The flavor is sweet, but deep and tasty. I love this one.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ginSmith (16) - - JUN 8, 2014
Lots of fruit and honey in the aroma, think the cherries stand out the most, but the currant is clearly evident as well. The color is a dark garnet with crystal clear clarity. The flavor is honey, and fruits, well done a touch on the sweet side, but big alcohol and tart to pull all together.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 26, 2014
This has a definite berry aroma and color to it, but the flavor is the strongest berry of the three, and I think black currants just aren’t my thing. This is actually a relatively low mead score for me.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jottis140 (18) - - MAY 26, 2014
Sweet, but balanced with tartness from the currants and cherries. A deep dark garnet color, still. The aroma is all fruit and honey, a hint of the 16% ABV is noted but wow this is amazing.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetroGirl (11) - - MAY 10, 2014
My favorite, big bold and tangy, sweet black currants, blueberries, and black cherries, with honey dominate the aroma. The finish is sweet.


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