Ionlyrate5s (24) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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
jredmond (5306) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Damico (2564) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
benSmithwick (14) - - JUL 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
jackl (4568) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jdroop (14) - - JUN 24, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
ginSmith (16) - - JUN 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jottis140 (18) - - MAY 26, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
MetroGirl (11) - - MAY 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite, big bold and tangy, sweet black currants, blueberries, and black cherries, with honey dominate the aroma. The finish is sweet.