muzzlehatch (4770) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #98. 500ml bottle purchased at the meadery in August, 2006, consumed in August, 2008 at my apartment at the time in Burlington, VT, from a White Winter Winery glass, beginning the tasting right out of the fridge. Lightly viscous, translucent plum color, no head (still), thick oily legs in the glass...currants, smoky caramel, honey, a light muskiness and only the faintest whiff of booze...very, very sweet, rich and port-like, currant flavor quite strong throughout...alcohol apparent but doesn’t feel anywhere near it’s true strength...slightly drier at the finish, thick and syrupy throughout but not really cloying. I did this over two days and saw no real deterioration over that time. Pretty nice stuff; about time I try some more things from this company.
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the bottle at Winter Dabbler. Pours a clear deep amber red with a bubbly head that dissipates completely. Aroma has lots of dark fruits, touch of dry honey and a decent amount of booze. Flavor is intense with syrupy dark fruits, honey and a decent amount of booze.
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like cough medicine and port and honey and medicine. Amber pour looks like whatever Tons of honey tangy mead fruit cake medicine oxidized notes booze. Wow hot. Shit. Tastes good I guess.
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours the color of a nice red wine. In the bottle it smells of tar and asphalt. In the glass it’s boozy yet fruity. The flavor is high on dark berries and currants. Has a wine like sharpness and a boozy burn in the finish.
Thanks Kevin it’s one I have been wanting to try.
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Kevin for the share at CCB. Nose is ethanol and berries. That’s it. With the big ABV it’s hard to find much else but I’m surprised at how well the currants stood out. Color is a dark red/purple hue that is nice as hell. Each swig was generous portions of spicy alcohol and dark red fruit with a honey finish. On the drier side but still sweet. Not bad at all.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle at White Winter Winery on Nov. 18, 2011. Rich orange pour with nose and taste of honey and black currant.
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a purple color with honey and red wine aroma. Flavor is somewhat light, but not offensive. Good.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour was deep dark with a consistency of syrup. The black currants were very prevalent in this one. Very sweet flavors of honey, currants, spice, and a good amount of oak. It was a treat to have this. Very fine.
vyvvy (5858) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to who shared this from the STL group. Pours reddish purple with a minimal head. The aroma has lots of alcohol, light fruit and the fruit that is there seems to be on the artificial side. Thick slick body that is quite smooth. The flavor starts with fuesel alcohol, black currents, black cherry and some tartness. The finish is a whirlwind of alcohol heat. Okay, but not my thing.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Holy shit this is fuesel!
Aroma is alcohol, dull red fruit, and vodka. Smells like a bum eating cranberries.
Taste is vodka-infused, herbal cranberries.
Finish is cloying, slightly burning, and sweet.
Tastes pretty nice in some aspects, but this needs to burn off some alcohol. It’s like Apis Jadwiga and Night Train Express had sex. Speaking of which, I need to kill the rest of this bottle and go home to beat my wife.