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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
biggsbowler (384) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4688) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, thnaks dude! pours clear and bright dark burgundy, without a head, spectacular legs. cherrywood and cherries, red grapes, must, fat cabernet sauvignon grpaes; peppery, spicy and very floral honey, milk chocolate notes too, wood. flat carbonation, medium to full body - viscous, sweet but not really cloying, lightly astringent, warm, very fruity and spicy-peppery honeyed finish. very impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Minderbinder (2028) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle 375ml. Pours very dark purple with no head. Lots of sugar on sides of glass. Aroma is of berries, tannins, spices, flowers. Taste is of berries, sugar, honey, flowers, alcohol. Palate: Intensely full bodied. No carbonation. Overall: Nice complexity. Outstanding flower features.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1517) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle shared by Tom, thanks again! Pours a dark red and completely still with no head but some nice legs. Nose is of alcohol, cherries and light burnt honey. Taste is of currants jam and pretty sweet but it is saved by a light lactic acidity. Mouthfeel is coating and dense. A fine after supper drink!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (3104) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle (375 ml). Huge thanks to Chris for this one! Deep burgundy with nice legs. Aroma is of deep fruits (black currants, black cherries), honey, almost vinous notes, tobacco notes and some sweetness... quite complex! Taste is sweet but not cloying with intense fruitiness (black currants, black cherries), honey, vinous notes and light tobacco. Medium body. Liquorous/vinous mouthfeel. Lingering fruity finish. A bit tannic too. Incredibly tasty beverage with a nice depth. Itís hard to showcase the fruits more than that. Even if itís quite sweet and high abv, itís easy too drink and way too easy to enjoy! Loved it!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to dfonorow. Poured deep dark red with no foam. Aroma pungent with apple vinegar, wine, honey, shrimp cocktail sauce. No carb med bod. Tastes full of blackcurrant honey sweet sauce. Good stuff

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tchaos (35) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours deep, deep purple that coats the glass. Aroma has currant and stone fruit....oy, the aroma. Between seeing it tear and the aroma, you know this will be good. Taste is everything one expects from a schramm fruit mead, and that is an onslaught of currant (in a good way) with exceptional balance. May be my favorite "shelf" mead from them.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (778) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
A glass on tap from the meadery. It pours a very dark red color with a hint of lighted red. A dark fruit aroma. A perfect tart feel and taste upfront. A really nice dark fruit feel and flavor all throughout. Very drinkable. Honestly probably the best mead Iíve ever had. Very good stuff. The perfect balance of tart and fruit feel.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (764) - - OCT 12, 2014
Purple. Nose is grapes, nothing spectacular. Taste though - jesus this is incredible. Grapes, honey...cannot put to words how good this is. Right up their with HoD.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfonorow (2) - - OCT 1, 2014 does not count
From bottle at Schrammís. Pour is deep purple with red tint. Smells of black currants, port wine and sweet honey. Nicest finish Iíve ever had in a mead,. The sweetness completely masks the alcohol.


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