RafeAU (425) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canberra brewers BJCP tastings. It has stained the glass! Honey, blueberry, semi-dry, some spice... what is it? Very nice.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Beer Junction, Seattle; synthetic cork
Measured Final Gravity: 1010
Dark red dull color. Mild aroma of berry wine. Smooth mouthfeel in the front, lightly alcoholic and astringent later. Some berry flavor, but no harmony, and most of all no mead character. I’m drinking expensive booze, I don’t think I’m getting value for the bucks.
tchaos (336) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Pours still Off-purple. Aroma is alcohol, honey, and Berry. Taste follows with honey forward, Berry, and alcohol finish.
Ernest (6748) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Body is medium purple-red.
Aroma is notes of honey, alcohol, grape juice, blueberries, light note of bark.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic.
Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, no carbonation, heavily alcoholic.
As with Sensual, this is very straightforward, again like something from Redstone. Aroma is like honey mixed with alcohol and grape juice, plus a bit of blueberry juice...simple but pleasant enough. Flavor balance leans heavily to the sweet side, without enough acidity or tannins to make it enjoyable...it’s just barely drinkable for a sweet mead. Alcohol seems clean, which is an accomplishment for mead, but it’s quite sharp and burning in the finish. Overall a pretty average rendition.
radagast83 (5812) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at ChurchKey, they gave me like 8 ounces of this stuff instead of the 4oz pour, what are they thinking. I’m now drunk. Poured a hazy, purple color with a small light blue color. Aroma was so-so, a bit medicinal, soapy, light berry. However, while the aroma was so-so, flavor was very pleasant blueberry.
drowland (7055) - Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL bottle at a VORLAUF meeting, I believe, July 2014. Ruby/red pour, looks okay. Blueberry aroma, sweet, plenty of honey, vanilla, a bit of booziness and astringency. The flavor is much the same - sweet, blueberry, honey, boozy, astringent. Not awful, not great. Eh.
GenDV138 (3535) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear reddish with sparse bubbles around the ring. Aromas of honey, light blueberries, sweet apples. Tastes of sweet blueberries, honey. Light body with a dry finish. Still carbonation.
Gription79 (2651) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 375 ml bottle. The aroma starts with sweet honey, soft blueberry juice, and finishes with some hot alcohol. The flavor is watery, light honey notes, the blueberries are almost nonexistent. Finishes very dry. Meh.
mcberko (9730) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375mL bottle, pours a fairly clear dark mahogany with a tiny head. Nose brings out notes of blueberries upfront, with very light-to-mild honey. Flavour brings out lots of pure blueberries, with very mild honey. Very fruity. Good stuff, just not overly complex or with much depth.
Ferris (8101) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Oxidised Berry. Clear Amber not head. Light blueberry, light booze an Indy. Blueberry is not sweet and very fruity.