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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5868) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle, batch 4, shared by ygtbsm94 on 10/8/16, thanks Brad!
Dark, violet-chartreuse body shows good clarity and high viscosity.
Very tart, tannic and piquant in the nose, showing strong currant that probably outdoes the sweentess in the mead. Very authentic fruit character as always from these guys, with earth, spice and strong honey-vanilla backing it. Great strength of aroma and low alcohol while exceptionally clean.
Very, very tart and tannic in the mouth, the soft, sugar-laden texture certainly comforts the palate, but Iím less in love with the hard, nearly astringent acidity from the fruit here as opposed to most other, softer fruits. Of course, black currants are a very tart, astringent, acidic fruit and I like that itís presented here, as is. Clean, low alcohol and wonderful, lush fruit flavors and sugars abound. Hard to imagine these guys making a bad mead.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alex021224 (13) - - OCT 27, 2016
Black Agnes is one of the best alcoholic beverages you can put in your mouth. Little to no batch variation on these, so glad they are bottle more and more of this stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3970) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2016 Bottle. Thanks Petter. Deeeeep purple liquid. Aroma of black currant, raspberries, blueberries, vanilla, honey, raw sugar and light licorice. Taste is very sweet with notes of black currant, raspberries, blueberries and raw sugar. Full bodied with slick mouthfeel. Awesome. So much flavor. Lots of black currant. Reminds me of my grandmotherís black currant saft. Yum.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Floydster (29) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Without a doubt, the best use of black currant I have tasted in any alcoholic beverage. Fruit takes a stand over the honey but still incredibly balanced and not thin or thick, just right...nicely done Ken!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (10221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Sampled from the bottle. Pours a clear dark purple with a pink head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a dry honey bite but is mainly dry and tart black currant/blackberry. Flavor has blackberry and black current that are both tart and sweet with a touch of honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (2874) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle share by Derek - thanks!! Happy 10,000! Dark black purple pour, massive jammy goodness, tart, sweet, honey goodness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (6403) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Poured a deep dark purple, still. Aroma was of tons of dark berries, Red wine, light acidity and honey. Flavor similar, lightly tart, sweet, big currants, grape juice. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (4026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2016
I am not crazy for black currants but I imagine if you are, you will love this stuff--well, if you donít mind sweet meads. Itís a deep rich red and very pretty. It has a kind of vegetable-ish aroma which I just kinda think is what black currant tastes like. Like I said, not crazy about it. Itís very sweet, sticky w/ a fair bit of tartness which brings out some nicer berry flavors. A bit of tannin seems to bring balance to the finish. This seems to have nice structure as mead just not my favorite fruit addition.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Drake (11961) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Non Beer Trip Beer Trip Rating #77. Sampled at the meadery, 3/12/16. Dark red, strong legs. Aroma of dark, rich currants, honey, raisin. The taste is tart currant and cherries, honey, vanilla, citrus. Medium bodied, rich, lingering tartness. Amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (3999) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle at north vs south tasting. Batch 04 bottle. Poured a intense deep dark purple colour. Nose is heavy black currants, berries, sweet honey, cranberries, lotís of sweet red forrest fruits, caramel, light sweet vineous sweet desert wine. Taste intense sweet loads and loads of sweet forest fruits, orange honey sweetness. Intense, one of the best liquids i have ever consumed

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