misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark purple/red pour.reddish pink fizzy head-taste of premium coffee, dark raspberries and sweet honey, good mead
charule (1058) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to misterbeer. Poured deep dark red almost black with no head. Aroma a nice dark roast coffee with little berry. Light carb med bod. Tart dry tannic blackcurrant berry taste.
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour during RBWG, Asheville. Amber color with a modest off-white head. Very strong roasted nut aroma. Nutella and Payday candy bars. Brown bread and toasted nuts. Medium roast coffee. Plenty of blueberry jam and cherry accents. Medium body, soft carbonation. Merely OK. Very unusual for a mead.
NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark purple pour. Aromas of coffee with raspberry and honey undertones. Very soft carbonation. Flavor is coffee and raspberries with a touch of honey. Not overly sweet and very easy to drink. Very respectable mead and a great concept behind it as well.
DuffMan (6669) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, purchased at Crown in Indy after visiting the meadery and finding them sold out of it. Deep indigo-violet, like liquid velvet. Aroma is quite vinous and juicy with coffee undertones. Blackberry fruit, raw and real, tempered by a honey sweetness and enriched by roasty black bean depths. A curious and wonderful brew that shatters boundaries of what mead can be. Awesome.
rayon_or_dust (2) - Indianapolis, - APR 12, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I got this on draught a year or so ago as a joke. Coffee and blueberry? No way. After I took a big whiff, I instantly knew that the was no laughing matter. Big coffee on the knows- hidden in there are dark blueberry and raspberry notes. The taste is much the same. Lighter body than the nose and viscosity lead you to believe. Easily on if my all time favorite things brewed on Indiana.
eyelovebeer (14) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge waft of espresso as soon as the top flips. Appearance is inky purple with pinkish head. Taste is mostly espresso at first but some jammy berry flavors emerge as it warms. Pretty awesome and unique.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Cheers, John! Pours a deep purple with a deep purple head. Nose is big coffee, blackberry, cherry, and slight medicinal note with coffee all along the background. Flavor is similar and nicely enjoyable. Light to medium in body and a nice surprise.
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at RBWG. Royal purple color, few pink bubbles. Aroma of ripe berries. Taste is raspberry, not overly sweet. Nice body.
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from donated 1/6 at RBWG GT. Poured a deep burgundy/purple with a pink head. Aroma is unlike anything I’ve had before. Notes of strong coffee, light honey sweetness, berries. Reminds me of sitting in a Perkins and the combination of the coffee and berry syrup in the air. Flavor is similar to the aroma with the coffee being a little stronger in the initial taste and the aftertaste and the raspberry coming in during the middle. Interesting and tasty.
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at RBWG - thanks for the keg donation! Pours a deep, opaque ruby with a raspberry-colored head. Big coffee pops out of the aroma right away, with abundant raspberry, honey, and maple. The raspberry is dark and rich. Full-bodied, with low carbonation and a fruity, syrupy mouthfeel. Intense, and really good. The aroma works just a tad better, whereas the flavor is better than the nose in the Imperial version. Really interesting.