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Schramm’s Black Agnes



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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Named after one boisterous Scottish wench who successfully defended the Scottish Castle of Dunbar during a five-month siege by William Montague, the Earl of Salisbury. Grown in the British Isles for over five hundred years and used by herbalists since the middle ages, the black currants in this dessert mead pay tribute to Black Agnes, our kind of girl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4604) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Shared in Adamjackson’s hotel room.
Appearance: Dark red colour, no head.
Aroma: Black currant, fruit, some alcohol, honey.
Body: Medium body, no carbonation.
Flavour: Black currant, honey, some dried fruit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (20718) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
Bottled, thanks hackobock! Deep burgundy colour. Aroma of concentrated black currant lemonade. Very sweet with sticky mouthfeel and full body. Syrupy black currant juice concentrate. Alcohol fight with sugar in the finish. Superficial and sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Couch0508 (75) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
This is probably the best mead I have ever had and I don’t even like meads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (10443) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. No label taken. Pours purple. Nose/taste of black currant, port, honey, vanilla - medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4504) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Ruby purple pour. Sweet honey, berry and black currant aromas. Sweet fruity, tart berries and honey sweet flavors.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RyanMM (413) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
This is a perfect mead. For as amazing as Heart of Darkness is, this one is my Platonic Ideal. Wonderful aroma of jammy currants and rich honey gives way to a lush, full-bodied and viscous mead that coats your tongue with everything wonderful you could want. Batch 2 reduced the sweetness of Batch 1 by a couple percent, making it a bit easier to drink more of it without feeling like things got too cloying, but this is absolutely a sweet mead in the best of ways. All that sugar helps balance the tart currant bite and make each sip a wonderful little explosion on your tongue. This is probably the best mead in the world, IMHO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
From Ryan’s bottle at tasting, Seattle. Thanks so much! Brilliant deep red-purple. Raspberry, horseradish aroma. Coating, thick. Good raspberry-cranberry, tartness. Sweet, honey, a little sweet fruit wine. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4438) - Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Poured a dark blackberry color with light dark red legs, aromas of dark fruit, currants, blackberry jam, light musk and some light honey sweetness. Flavors were a mixture of the aromas and balanced as hell. Really enjoyed this one wish I had more because this is a world class mead not overly sweet just right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Willrunforbeer’s grand mead tasting. Batch 2. Merlot color. Aroma is rich, layered currant. Very nice.

The flavor is just as rich in deep currant, almost had a jam character. Nice fuller body. Almost a blueberry/currant hybrid. Damn, really juicy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
biggsbowler (485) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle - Holy moly, this is great!!! Sweet black currant nose. The taste is sweet with more currants, lots of honey, and extremely smooth. I want to drink it all.

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