drowland (7773) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/31/16. Sampled from a bottle at Buzzery and Mrs. Owl got a full glass. Purplish pour. Nice sweet berry aroma, lightly tart, honey. Good flavor, lightly tart, honey, mixed berries. Tasty stuff.
Art (2923) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a purplish brown with no head. Aromas of berries, jam, dark fruits. Taste is sweet with an alcohol burn. Medium body.
Beerman6686 (6048) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep red to purple. Still. Aroma was of big blackberry and Cherry notes, honey, and booze. Flavor similar, pretty sweet, big dark fruits upfrint, honey and booze finish. Great in small doses.
gregwilsonstl (1839) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purple. Blackberry. Currant. Tart. Dry. Not sweet at all. No real honey flavor. Tasted at TWCP.
Oakes (14841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy purple is an unusual and not necessarily appetizing appearance - you don’t see too many murky meads. The aroma is alcohol first, with some sticky honey notes, and then some light berryish fruits. Soft, fruity character with - I agree with Flurries here - a light balsamic note. A touch of alcohol late rounds things out. Decent, but rather unrefined.
CapFlu (5072) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Balsamic mead. Copper brown body. Nose of berry, balsamic vinegar, mild sour cherries. Very sweet. Tastes like cough drops.
kidmartinek (4385) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours lookin’ like grapejuice. A bit of bubbling maintains a white ring. Aroma is currant. Flavor is currant and lighter oak. Tastes barrel aged. Very smooth and quite delicious.
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 2015 Sweet & Sour.
Clear dark brown color, no head, no legs. Sweet, berries scent. Sweet, honey, berries taste. Honey aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, no bitterness, sweet finish.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear deep read mead with no head. Fruity honey berry aroma. Fruity honey beery caramell flavour. A really nice one :-)
_angst_ (4309) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you Clownoisseur. Pours very deep ruby red leaving some subtle legs on the glass. Smell is fruity and hammy with honey, currant, blackberries, cherries, blueberries, pollen, moist soil and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, slightly sour and fruity. Mouthfeel is round, oily, boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and sour with honey, currants, cherries, blueberries, moist soil, lemon peal and hints of alcohol. Nice fruity mead which reminds me of a more simplistic Schramm’s HoD or Sahtipaja MeadMe. The 16% abv are nowhere to be seen.