blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Eugene City Brewery. What a mead! This was simply amazing. I loved the flavor, the way it unfolded so elegantly on my tongue. Very strong honey taste with the raspberry taste definatley present among a gorgeous palate. It sips nicely. The palate is splendid. This mead filled my mouth with joyous textures and a delightful beer-like body. Amazing. The aroma was nothing too great, still, it kept me drinking. The appearance is shocking. It looks beautiful. Try this one out, you might like it. I am definatley a fan.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish pink with falling legs. The aroma is lightly fruity with a few floral honey notes. The flavor is initially sharp, tart raspberry. Plenty of acidity keeps the honey sweetness at bay. The finish is dry and fruity. I’m impressed with the balance in this one.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ O’Briens Dark ruby in color. Sweet berries flavor with a bit of tartness. Finish is somewhat tart that ends with a lingering sweetness.
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sparkling mead, bottle, nice mead! NOT BEER. LEARN THAT AND STOP CALLING IT BEER. I mean it’s not even close... this was made with two kinds of honey, and blackraspberries.
Not as rich or dark as is usually pictured. It was light pink, with a small sweet bright raspberry flavor, and finishes with nice smooth honey wine flavor. Carbonated, so in my opinion not as good as still. Still very nice. I prefer this to sparkling wines.
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on tap at the 2006 Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest. This mead pours a light raspberry color. Small head. Aroma is raspberry, fruity and sweet some honey. A light to medium bodied mead. Lots of raspberry and fruit flavors. Semi sweet raspberries with some honey flavor. Very easy drinking mead. A little sticky tasting, but that is kind of expected. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
strong ale fest 06 at pizza port: my first mead, so maybe this rating is biased. it tasted just as i thought a mead would taste like. lots of honey and raspberry and very thin but sticky mouthfeel.
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Guest brew at Breckenridge Pub 9/28/06. Aroma is sweet with some raspberry--almost like koolaid. Color is a clear pinkish red with no head. Flavor - carbonation is pretty prominent, but afterwards, sweetness with slight fruitiness. Very smooth. Overall, an easy drinking mead, but there’s no honey flavor, no evidence of alcohol, no warming. A little too doctored for my taste.
BuckeyeBoy (4057) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Pelican Pacific city OR. Pours out a Purple with almost no head. Has Raspberry arom and tast. Very tasty. The best Beery drink i have had i would have to say.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Papago: Nice fresh blackberry aroma, lightly tart though it’s definitely far from a lambic sour/tart scent, along with some hints of clover/flowers. The taste is actually quite a bit less sweet than I expected - the sparkling carbonation probably helps to keep this down. Blackberry flavors are well integrated within the mead, showing themselves as the highlight but not completely taking over. Light sugar and honey hit the palate later, then finishes with some interesting earthy/wax/honey notes that seem somewhat dry and provide a nice contrast to the mild sweetness inherant in the flavor. This is definitely not too sweet, and much less so than many other meads I’ve tasted. Light-medium bodied, lively carbonated, lightly sticky, though the carbonation really makes this one quick drinkable.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap. Sampled at the 2006 San Diego Festival of Beers 9/22/06. Deep purple color with no head. The aroma was quite sweet and the taste was incredibly fruity. It is extremely drinkable, its good I wasn’t driving because it tastes like the abv should be 2.5% if that.