DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours fizzy purple/pink. Medium aroma-raspberry, cherry, honey. Palate has medium carbonation but is honeyed and silky. Flavor is fruity and honeyed, but the carbonation keeps it from being too sweet.
arminjewell (6173) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mead on tap...interesting! Pour on tap at the meadery was dark purple with thin to no head, aroma was sweet blackberry, slight honey, dry oak. Taste was sweet, with berry and oak notes complementing the honey, finishing fairly sweet. Ok, the sparkling aspect threw me off a bit.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an offwhite head with pink/red color. Aroma is sweet black raspberry. Taste follows.
obguthr (3827) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Apple and honey nose, vague floral hints, not really berry-like. Rose colored, slight effervescent. Spritzy which detracts in this instance. Raspberry initially with a surge of honey at midpalate. Oddly bready in the finish. NIce transitions, but drinks like a wine cooler and doesn’t taste all that great.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle 9/6/10). Clear rose/pink color. Spare white head. Light floral, berry, and alcohol aroma. Moderate fruity/berry/floral flavor, with light alcohol. Avg duration. Light alcohol, dry finish. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.
alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap; poured a dark fruit juice red. Aroma of honey, ripe fruit and sweetness. Taste was very alcoholic; honey with a bit of fruit. Ok.
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours purple/red with absolutely no head or trace of a head at all. Aroma is of sweet honey, raspberries, and fruit wine. Flavor is very sweet at first and moves into a tart strawberry and raspberry finish. Tastes good, but really boring.
onceblind (4043) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at 2011 Garden Grapes and Hops at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Purpleish red, smelled of dark berries, raspberries, blueberries, and some unprocessed raw honey. Tasted much the same, but had that berry-ish dry acidity. Loads of honey and blackberries and raspberries. Sweet and tart. OK at best.
Gr0ve (2134) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Toronado, San Francisco. Sparkling purple red colour. Crystal clear. No head. Delicate fruity raspberry aroma. Body is quite light and the mead quite dry. Some residual sugars of course, but just enough. High carbonation level. Hints of wax/plastic.
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not getting a lot of aroma here. Pours grape juice with little head and leaves no lacing. Really benefits from aerating because that releases the raspberry without the cloying sweetness you expect from mead. Clean finish. At 8% it really sneaks up on you.