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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 630   ABV: 21%
Rich, honey wine with black currants, aged with French oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
Yet another gem at DL day. My first world class mead. Damn tthis is amazing. Deep luscious red color. Aroma of honey, currants, cranberries, raspberries, oak and more! Flavor is sweet and delicious. Berries, oak, honey...oh hell yeah! Thanks to whoever poured this in my glass!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Waxed topped bottle bonus from tytoanderson. Ty rocks if you didn’t know already. I popped the top off with a bottle opener and splashed myself a bunch. Pours like cranberry juice with no head. Nose is full of honey, currants and some oak. Taste is sweet and full of tons of different fruits and its a big mead with a lot of potency. Boom to the neck.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Bottle from Tytoanderso--as a f’ing bonus! Thanks bro. Great looking bottle. Pours still with a deep ruby body. The aroma is mostly sweet blackberry and mulberry. Vinuous hints in the nose as well. You get a hint of the alcohol in the nose--but nothing like you would expect from a mead this powerful. The mouthfeel is thick, but not overly sticky. Great taste! Lots of honey, berries, port notes, dates and raisins. Very complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6914) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2009
500ml corked ceramic waxed bottle. Very cool little jug. Thanks, Pantanap! Crystal clear dark rubied deep red-to-black body. Headless, laceless. The nose is intense and super-condensed black currant. Plenty of honey too. Dry, almost tannic nose. Lots of booze on the nose and on the body, but that’s to be expected. Powerful slick and syrupy fruit notes, nearly overpowering, but still holds an intriguing balance to it. It’s about as much force as you can probably put behind some black currant and honey flavors, I imagine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2008
ABR 2008. Aroma of fruit and berries. Alcohol is there, but not as overpowering as I would have expected for something this strong. Nice sweetness. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Bottle. This one has a nice purple color with substantial legs. Aroma is light with some oak, subtle currant and wood. Flavor is oaky with a decent amount of alcohol, oak, vanilla, currant, and light berries. Smooth - very port-like. Tough to know what to make of this. Quite tasty as a spirit/fortified beverage and could use a little time. Unique to say the least, even for a mead. I would give it more time before release, but for what it is its damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Date: 08/09/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Great Taste

Appearance: clear purple, still,
Aroma: sweet aroma with rich blackberry, hint of alcohol,
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, lots of alcohol, nice tartness to balance the sweetness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2008
ceramic bottle with a waxxed top.... pours a light pomegranete red with no head obviously. nice winelike legs that clinged to the sides of the glass.... strong currant and general sweetness in the nose. oak wasn’t noticeable....flavors were hot and strong currant. burning sensation ensued with every sip. somewhat overbearing overall. this one really needs to mellow out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Thanks to Pantanap for this one. Red with ruby tint. Honey aroma with oak, red and purple fruit and some alc. Sweet purple fruit, boozy, cloying and a little unbalanced flavor maybe a little young? Syrupy, medium body. A little too much alc but great potential.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7424) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Thanks to Kan for opening this! Poured translucent blood red with some very fine legs.. sexy! The aroma picked up sweet, heavy current sweetness with lesser honey.. tart fruit skins amplified by substantial alcohol gave the final impression. The flavor began where the nose left off.. tart black currents driven mightily by the booze factor carried all the way through with honey providing more substance and mouthfeel than flavor.. became syrupy on the back with a lot of heat. Heavier on the palate and it finished with some alcohol burn.. overly hot, and I think a few years in the cellar might mellow it out.

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