b3shine (5492) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at New Day. Looks good; a transparent ruby red with soft carbonation. Smells solid; honey and currants. Tastes like it smells with a very tart mouthfeel. Not bad, but a bit tart.
Tmoney99 (10717) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample at IBGWF 2013. Poured clear reddish color with good legs. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, honey and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and long legs. Medium to heavy sweet fruit and honey flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Pleasing smooth alcohol burn. Solid mead.
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler sampled at Muckfest III. Clear bright red in color with a small white head. Aroma of very vinous fruit and honey. Flavor of red wine, dark fruit and honey.
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Live currant. 750ml swingtop courtesy of josh... Purplish pink hued elixir, consistet throughout,
mostly opaque and topped with a minimal head, somewhat lively... Semi-
sweet cidery with mild honey notes and currant.. . Flavors are more of
the same with semi-lively notes. Semi-sweet with a semi-tart fruit.
madvike (2753) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can’t remember who pulled this bottle out at Muckfest III - Pours purple-pink with no head. Sweet honey on the nose, with mellow berry notes. Taste has lots of sweet berries, a bit of apple, white grape, and honey. Not tons of carbonation, but real smooth. Very easy to drink, sweet without being cloying, and pretty refreshing. Very little hint of alcohol. This stuff could get me in trouble.
TheAlum (5721) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2013 Bottle shared at MuckFest 3 - Saturday Edition. Pours a richly ruby red hue, glowing pink red berry with a good firm haze, mellow glow. Frothy whitish head atop dies to a small ring, minimal lacing. Aromas are clover honey, grass, and gentle black currant. A touch of deeper berry darker, touch of tannin. Sweeter honey and apples. Initial is sweeter, cherries and blackberry. Richer honey, honeycrisp apples, sweetness, mellow life offers sweetness, crisp florals, gentle dryness and linger sweet honey, black currant, touches of raspberry. Simple, yet flavorful. A touch sweet. Solid. Update 7/5/13 @ Brewery: less sweet, more vibrant on tap. Nice blackberry pulpy presence and mellow tartness. Nice body. Gained 2 points
574deadzone (1047) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was something else. Bright magenta in the glass. Very tart on the end, yet there’s a lot of sweetness poking through. Just a little too over the top for me, but definitely worth tasting. The aroma does not lead you to believe that it will have such a big flavor.