tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear deep lilac red. Aroma is berry fruity sweet some almond tones. Flavor is acidy slightly carbonatef sweet berry has a tiny touch of acetone, very nice warming slcohol and berry finish.
SudsMcDuff (6551) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
i didn’t have a scooby doo about this one .. liked touch more than the still version .. . deep purple .. also lots of berry .. mild burn .. i don’t much bubble .. . . jasmin was squirting in the bathroom
GenDV138 (2776) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on the Brew Bus during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Dark purple/red. Aromas of honey, apples, spice. Tastes of honey, booze, apples, spice. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Medium spritzy carbonation.
jtclockwork (10306) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. No label taken. Pours purple. Nose/taste of berry, honey, vanilla and tannins. Medium body.
Sledutah (5661) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Brad on the RBWG brew bus
Pours dark plum color, no head or lacing. Aroma of berries. Taste of berries, sweet and floral
Nice, easy to drink
DrSilverworm (7997) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml fliptop, tasted on RBWG gathering. Hazy dark red color. Minimal ring of white head. Good berry, homey flaor. Moderate sweet taste, light bit of tart. Bigger body, kind of slick. Essentially, the exact same as the still version, but with a light bit of carbonation. Slightly easier drinking maybe, with that. Solid
Ferris (6888) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Raspberry, blackberry and honey. Very jam like. Cloudy purple. Black currents, honey and a light tartness with some flowery notes. Light brightness with the sparkling which makes is better for me than the still.
Travlr (14774) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle during RBWG 2015 in Tampa. Bus bottle. Better body and mouthfeel than the still version. Still has that nice, intense blueberry and strawberry nose and flavor.Good stuff.
chinchill (2713) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like slightly effervescent red wine.
Very berry, as expected given the 15% berry content. Sweet but not cloying. Exceptional fruit flavor. Sparkling version is subtley but notably better than the still version. The feel is better although the sweetness, which was marginally too high in the still version, seems just a touch higher here. Again, the berry flavor is the strong point.
Leighton (13373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared late night during RBWG 2015. Pours dark purple with a slight film. Hefty honey and ripe berry aroma. Big sweet flavor, lightly boozy, with lots of dried berries, grapes, moderate honey. Full bodied, lightly oily and chewy. Finishes with modest alcohol warmth, relatively dry honey character, some grapes and berries. Very nice mead.