unclebleen (620) - California, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Pizza Port, SB. Pours a super clear color that is almost identical to the juice in a bottle of Maraschino cherries. Aroma is of alcohol, raspberry, plum and grapes. Flavor is slightly sweet, some light sourness. The honey is also noted. The body is almost like a flat cherry coke. This is my first mead and I am now interested in trying others.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Papago
The color a transparent Black Raspberry color, sweet honey and the perky tartness of the Black Raspberries makes for a fine nose, sweet and tart star, fair to middling feel on the palate. Finish is moderate in its acidity, tart and dry aftertaste, some many good types of mead, so little time, but I’ve found another style to keep my interest.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep purple color. Smells a bit flinty, of tannin and berries. Lightly carbonated and has no head what-so-ever. Lightly sweet with a certain grape flavor that I can't quite place. Has a bit of tannic berry skin/ seed flavor as well. This could use a bit more carbonation. A nice clean mead that expresses the mix of raspberry and honey quite well. One can taste the underlying honey character (though my mead palate has yet to be refined enough to pull out specifics). Would be good on a nice hot summer afternoon.