snoot8726 (78) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark purple pour with no head. Big coffee on the nose that is subdued in the taste by black raspberries but does come through a bit more pronounced on the finished. Wierd combo but pretty damn good!
knickskicks (1098) - - MAR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purple pour. Nose is coffee, a touch of berries. Taste is berries, some coffee. Light mouthfeel. Weird combination but really enjoyable.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap - Pours very dark amber and has a big, big coffee aroma that I could smell from a foot or two away. The flavor is of coffee, honey, and some tart berries. Medium bodied. Very good.
DSG (10579) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Deep red. Raspberry, coffee. Sweet. Interesting.
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG. Lots of coffee in the aroma. The flavor has some nice dark fruity raspberry, fig and dates. Strong coffee. Very intense. Good stuff.
djd07 (8213) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark purple with no head. The aroma is strong coffee bean. Medium mouth, jammy berry, roast, lingering sweetness, very nice.
kguard (5) - Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very black and red mead.
Sweet yet dryish and mildly bitter. Smell has a toast meet raspberry seed preserve.
Art (2917) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to Dan. Pours a clear pinkish purple color with no real head. Aroma is big berry and slight coffee. Really interesting but not as good as the imperial. Medium light body and medium carb.
koleminer20 (1850) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Enjoyed on September 19 at Travis’ house. Poured from a 500 mL bottle. This one is something else. The pour is a vibrant dark red/light purple color with a light purple tinted head on top that falls to a ring. The aroma is really different. There is a huge raspberry seed on the forefront, but then the coffee kind of inserts itself. It’s a weird combination of scents. The raspberry wants to dominate with its syrupy foodness, but the coffee just won’t let it take hold. The flavors are very similar. There is an excellent raspberry jam that’s broken up by the coffee, and neither flavor can really get a good balance together. The mouth feel is syrupy and thick, not quite what I’m looking for in a mead. The aftertaste is lingeringly fruity coffee and strangely sweet. This was something else, for sure.
vtafro (6041) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ruby purple pour. Tart blackberry, sour tones, honey, dark and sweet tones. Aromas have blackberry and sweet tones.