Tmoney99 (9988) - 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.
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, 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
DrSilverworm (4758) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample on tap at the meadery. Mostly clear red / pink color. Virtually no head or lace. Nice black currant nose, honey. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Very lightly syrupy. Mostly sweet taste, lightly tart. Kind of spicy. Not really my style, but it’s well-done and I appreciate the creativity
JaBier (4415) - 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.
b3shine (4233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.
pantanap (3340) - 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.
LilBeerDoctor (3301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the meadery. Pours a deep deep red with no head. Aroma of tart sweet currant, booze. Flavor of sweet currant. High residual sugar but it’s still very drinkable.
queenholly (2569) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ meadery. Earthy blackcurrant and honey aroma. Clear cranberry with a thin pink ring. Honey and earthy tart blackcurrant flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
JStax (2569) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at the source. Pours a translucent red to purple. The aroma has funky, dry, yeasty notes. Really dry finish.
madvike (2539) - 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.