jredmond (7241) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Mikem; shared with Linh, Paul, Brendan, Erica and Andrew. Pours a deep glowing purple body with viscidity and thick legs. Nose is dark red wine, alcohol and plastics. Mouthfeel is great - silky, rich and textured with perfectly nuanced acidity; notes of melted grape juice, rich sweet berry character, assertive fruit sugars and melted jam. Not a huge fan of the aroma, but a great berry-forward flavor profile.
Huhzubendah (3378) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Blood red, deep burgundy body. Aromas of red wine, honey, jam. Phenomenal flavor. Wow. Hooray mead. World class.
JHeath99 (1650) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2016 Bottle shared by Brian. Super interesting Mead. Pours a dark reddish. Taste and aroma of dark fruit, smooth alcohol. Very amazing.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ Schnapps snifter ][ 03.25.16 ]
murky plum grapefruit juice, thin cream ring. Sugary nose, boozy honey-berry dominance. Honey obliterates front palate, light booze and medicine mid tempered by sugar, heavy mid-finish. Plenty of fruit and sugar throughout, decent fruit character but sweetness definitely mutes.
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Woodshop 10. Still deep purple pour. Big legs. Mild alcohol aroma, earthy beets, fresh berry blend. Taste brings an excellent interplay of sweet and sour. There is also a tannic, vinous qualiry with some wooliness and firm balance. Body is dense and rich. Moderate spicy alcohol. Really excellent. Iíd say, wow, those black currants really shine through. But Americans are rarely exposed to this fruit, so I have no idea what a currant tastes like.
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(375ml bottle) deep blood red color, lacing for days. Nose of black currant, touch funky, honey, complex earthy notes. Taste is sweet, black currant, tart fruit, earthy, complex, medium thick body, nice mead.
PhillyCraft (5329) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with some friends, Pours purple plum with no head. Welches grape jelly and juice, tons of black currant. Orange blossom grape honey. Medium to fuller body. This is insanely drinkable. Not overly complex compared to other shramms but banging. Rich and luxurious.
BuckeyeBoy (5496) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle thanks to Steve. pours out a red purple maroon color. Nose is full on big black currant berries nice sweetness great honey. Taste is more of the heavy currant sweetness rich honey and a very nice end.
jampics (8) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet black currant jam in a bottle. The second I open it I smell insane intense berries. The taste is so good, itís just pure sweet honey and the essence of ripe, juicy currants. Should have bought more!!!
nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle pours a bright purple with some ringing, pink head. Nose has cherries, a ton of honey too, super fresh. Flavor has honey, but a ton of cherry and a ton of current. Almost juicy in a way. Finishes slick. Wow, a real treat.