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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2007 Thanks to skyview for sharing. Ruby read with nice black current aroma. Black current and honey in the palate. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2007 Black Currant Mixed with Merlot in the Color. Dark Red Fruit, Currant, Spices and Sweet Syrupyness on the Nose. Very Much Like a Port. Light Syrupy Mouthfeel, Although Thin Bodied... Alot of Black Currant and Light Spices..Ends Like a Dark Red Wine...Bittersweet. Closest Thing This Reminds me of is aged JW Lees Barleywine. It Would be Wonderful to Age This Further and See How it Settles. Really Nice Mead/Port!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skyview (5411) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2007
A 500ml ceramic bottle was shared at JK’s Spring Gathering in St Paul, MN. Pours a bright Pinot Noir red with no head or any lacing. The viscosity of alcohol tears was enormous. Aroma picked up very sweet black currants, creme tatar, mild pepper, and some blackberry. Tannins? There is a touch, but the honey enrichment hides it. Taste is sweet with a buttery honey finish. I don’t think I could find a tawny port this sweet. Definately I want to try this after at least three years of age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4721) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Thanks to Skyview, our mead man. Blood red color. Wicked aroma of currants that pours into the flavor. The honey is there, but acts as an almost unidentifiable sweetener to the currant. Not bad at all.

   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 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10738) - 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Sampled at DLD thanks to skyview light golden red like a marsala aromas of alcohol,fruits,honey,wood taste was like a fine brandy a real warmer with a 21 abv a sipper after dinner

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Thanks to Skyview for sharing. This is a red mead. It has lots of fruit character from the currants as well as from the oak, with grape, currant, and raspberry. It has a thick and heavy body, and is on the sweet side, comparable to a port. The ceramic jar is a nice touch as well, but probably an unnecessary expense.

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