fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at Matt’s
Measured Final Gravity: 1042
Dark blood color. Deep blackberry aroma; it has a mild acidity, and humid shrubs. Sweet, but with nice astringency and acidity, rich.
Not really a mead, but I like berry wines and this a very good one.
umich03jm (2051) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample pour from bottle at Schramm’s. Deep, dark reddish-purple pour with no head. Aroma is blackberry juice. Seems to be lacking the richness that many other Schramm’s have. Taste is all blackberry too with just a hint of red wine and cherry skin in the finish. More dry than sweet as compared to other Schramm’s. Overall, good, but lacks the complexity and richness I expect from Ken’s stuff. Drank it side by side with Black Agnes and this isn’t in the same league as that.
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
Thanks Theresa for the bottle.
This was poured into a wine glass.
The appearance was a bright red color with a slim white - ness of a cap of bubbly head. There wasn’t any lacing whatsoever.
The smell had a decent sweet to tart blackberry that lightens a nice plum - like aroma.
The taste was semi - sweet with a nice light balanced acceptable tartness to taste.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation came across fairly smooth and nice.
Overall, decent mead that does the job. Would I have it again? Maybe...As it’s just another mead to me.
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy berries, light honey, a touch of tart cherry, and faint vinous notes. It’s a dark deep red with some sporadic bubbles for a head. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy blackberries with a hint of tart cherries. There is some light honey in the middle. The finish has light vinous notes and faint cherry. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel.
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark blood red. Nose is incredibly sweet. Slight mulch note. Tons of raw blackberry like eating a tree of blackberries. Interesting. I’d certainly drink a lot.
Ferris (4487) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Light tartness and blackberry sweetness. Purple and maroon. Tart blackberry notes. Lots of blackberry sweet and tartness. Gotta like the berry for this one.
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 375 ml at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Thanks to _angst_!
Hazy reddish brown color, no head. Red wine, alcohol scent. tart, honey, a bit sweet taste. Red wine, tart aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, tart finish.
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you lionsandbeer! Pours deep blackish red with no head and subtle legs. Smell is sweet and fruity with honey, blackberries, moist soil, black pepper corns, hay and alcohol. Taste is sweet, slightly sour and fruity with honey, blackberries, moist wood, red wine, hay, alcohol and hints of bilberries. Mouthfeel is round, tiny sticky sweet, tart and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, sour and fruity with honey, blackberries, moist soil, black pepper corns and alcohol. Tasty…
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Very dark color, no head. Fruity honey aroma, blackberries, caramel, citrus, raspberries, toffee, some cherry seeds. Blackberry flavor, caramel, raspberries, licorice, cherry seeds, toffee, some honey.
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours clear deep lilac red. Aroma is blackberries berry seeds. Flavor is as aroma, nicely sour astringent.