deyholla (5917) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to my mom! Pours a near clear very deep ruby with no head whatsoever. Aroma is full of blackberries with a bit of tartness, a hint of plum and mainly dry honey underlying. Flavor is full of tart blackberry that have a hint of acid and finishes with dry honey.
Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by jackl. Thanks! Pours a dark purple color, still, weak legs. Aroma of dark fruits, grapes, berries, honey, booze, faint glue and melon. The taste is honey, grapes, blackberries, toasty notes. Medium bodied, chewy texture, acidic and hot, lingering tartness, a bit rough. A little disappointing.
jackl (3781) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pourís deep purple. Completely still, no head. The aromaís a bit hot and boozy. Some vanilla-soaked berry skin. Rich dirty blackberry, red grape. Not as jammy as the other Schrammís Iíve tried. The taste is blackberry juice. Fruit leather. A bit hot and spicy. Dirt-covered berry skin. Dry, acidic finish. Full body, soft carbonation. Good, but not at the level of what Schrammís capable of.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
37.5cl bottle, courtesy of my sister 15_2_Kuhnhenn, pours with a clear rutty red amber body that leaves behind thin legginess when swirled. The aroma pulses rich cherry and blackberry fresh cut fruit notes, a red wine like tannin sensation and then honey nuanced booze. The taste is on the thin side and erupts with ripe rich fresh blackberries lined thickly by tart tannin fruitiness that gives this a fruity dry red wine sort of feeling. Within the blackberry flavor Iím picking up various fruity to earthy nuances helping tie this together. It ends dry and delicious.
timfoolery (1122) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Michael T. Thanks bro! Aroma and flavor is str8 blackberry and jammy Zin. Aftertaste was described as Dimetap to me. I freakin loved it. Sip and enjoy this great mead.
charule (748) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured at Schramm's Mead. Poured darker clear pink red. Aroma of tart blackberry lemon. Smooth with a med body. Very tart acidic taste mimicking wine. Not my fav.
crossovert (6134) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Berry-colored pour. Tastes like blackberry juice with syrup added. Not ultra sweet but fairly.
Steve_0 (2122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in FoCo with friends. Pour is deep reddish-purple with no head but great legs. Big fruity, raspberry, blackberry, sweet honey, light pear, waxy, and apples in the aroma. Taste is jammy fruit, raspberries, cherries, sweet honey, green apples, and lemons with a lightly tart finish. Slick mouthfeel with no carbonation. Nice fruit element balanced with really good honey notes.
arminjewell (5590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, dark black pour with no head, aroma brought notes of big blackberry, hints of dark fruit, hints of earth, slight dark cocoa, nice. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, hints of nice dark raspberry, hints of blackberry, finishing sweet. Nice.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Arminís palace, thanks to Steve_0. Big thanks! Pours a deep reddish purple appearances with no head. Goopy rich blackberry, cranberry, honey, huge fruity aroma. Thick raspberry, blackberry, syrupy honey, fairly sweet and tart flavor. Quite nice.