NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of StFun, thanks man! Deep red pour, no head. Aromas of honey and currants. Flavor is fresh currant and honey. Awesome balance of tart and sweet! Very light and easy to drink. Sweet, but not too sweet. No trace of that 8% abv either. This is awesome!
madvike (2696) - 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.
Bacterial (1521) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle muled up to Darkness Day by StFun - thanks!! Deep purple pour dark fruit nose with honey. Great taste - lovely balance between the tartness of the fruit and sweetness from the honey. Really nice.
JStax (2960) - 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.
TheAlum (5687) - 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
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sampled at New Day. From notes. Honey, dark fruits and a hint of red wine. Awesome.
queenholly (2919) - 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.
574deadzone (1027) - 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.
Tmoney99 (10576) - 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.
LilBeerDoctor (3440) - 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.