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Schramm’s Black Agnes



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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (4637) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
4oz pour from bottle. Deep bloody red pour, not quite completely clear, light haze. Aroma is fruity, quite winey, tart fruity aromas, red currant, light jammy notes, funky fermented honey smell. Taste is better, rich fruity, sweet, boozy undertones, completely mouth coating palate, ice cider style, typical Schramm. Really tasty stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wsnich (27) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Hands down, without a doubt, my favorite mead I’ve ever had. This was my "gateway" mead and got me into not only loving all things mead, but exploring other styles of fruit based drinks, such as iced cider.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FrankHammer (19) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Sweet, sweet black currants. Purplish opaque appearance with an thick, coating mouth feel. It just sticks in your mouth. I feel like this is the sweetest of their stuff but it isn’t cloying at all, just great juicy sweetness. Unreal.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
linnymtu (19) - - AUG 16, 2015
Prior to my experiences with HOD and Statement reserve this was hands down my favorite mead. Still holds its own though. Taste is sweeter than the others mentioned but in a good way. For the price. Buy them all.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lbnlaxer (17) - Canton, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2015
I love this mead so, so much. So sweet. So syrupy. So amazing. Lingers on the back of the tongue. Might be better than HOD, and on par with Statement Reserve. The perfect amount of tartness vs. chocolate vs. fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jalford4 (17) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2015
RateBeer user Omhper says Black Agnes is "Superficial and sticky." RateBeer user JAlford4 says Omhper is "Superficial and sticky... and a jerk" Black Agnes is delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CountPrattula (53) - - AUG 15, 2015
Heavy thick burgundy color. Unreal tart, seedy, jammy black currant, viscous in the best possible sense. Best bang for the buck out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4956) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle in a stem glass. Pours deep purple with no head. Aroma of berries, honey, wine, light alcohol, and some light floral notes Flavor the same. Average texture. A great introduction to mead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle shared in line by GonzoIllini (New Glarus, WI). Thanks, bro. Pours a deep berry tinged purple hue. Merlot colors and glow show a bit of a darker middle. Loose bubbles on the pour taper out quickly. Firmer legs on the swirl but not too much. Aromas are rich dark fruit of plum, currant and blackberries as we press on. Gentle honey, some wafts of red grape and earth. Initial is medum bodied, slick as it glides over the palate, never brooding or overwhelming. Black currant, earth and dried fruit. Plum, dark fruit and touches of honeysuckle. Backend is a bit dry, subtle tart trail out. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2015
375ml bottle courtesy of and shared with Meadme. First, I must say how hard it is to rate these meads. How to even compare this complexity to traditional meads such as we find in Poland. How does one go from rating a traditional mead aged for 15 years to a fruit loaded Schramm’s that’s nowhere near the same? yet this one sits in the top 5? Still, great stuff. Couleur pourpre profonde , rien ne perce comme lumière. Huileux au verre. Arôme est purement et simplement de cassis, comme ci on y avait verser des kilos de cassis. Retrouve un fin mielleux, terreux du fruit. Palais est énorme, plein de cassis, ponctué par la douceur du miel et à ce point on ne peut pas vraiment dire que l’on reconnait le type de miel tant le cassis est dominant. Retrouve une note astringente avec de fin tannin, collant aux lèvres. Absolument fantastique même si j’ai été épris de brulures d’estomac juste après, dire comme c’est intense. Genre de verre que l’on peut déguster pendant des heures.

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