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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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The Heart of Darkness is our capstone mead. It is made from homegrown, hand-harvested fruit from Schramm’s orchard and berry patch. The cherries are of the Schraammbeek variety, an intensely flavorful, European morello type, the raspberries are Heritage and Latham, and the black currants are Crandall and Consort. Production is extremely limited, as the amount of care and labor which go into each batch is substantial. Much of the fruit is netted to prevent birds from eating what should be your mead.

This is a hand-crafted mead, if ever there was one. The mead is deep purple in color, has a dense fruitiness and a mid-palate with considerable tartness, and a long, lingering, balanced finish. Your empty glass will be very redolent of the honey component. The Heart pairs well with spicy grilled red meats, high quality dark chocolate, and bleu cheeses. Please drop a line with your pairing suggestions.

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4.5
tiong (9823) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 18, 2019
UPDATED: APR 18, 2019 375ml bottle. Super well balanced, loads of cherries, raspberries, blackcurrant juice, honey and vinous notes. Intense and complex, just awesome.

4.6
Tide (6220) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2019
UPDATED: APR 18, 2019 Bottle from a friend. Crimson color, no head. Sweet taste with cherry, raspberry, honey, oak, tart, earthy notes, berries and sugar. Sweet finish with cherry, raspberry, berries, tart, earthy notes, sugar and honey. Exquisite mead.

4.2
drfabulous (10836) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2019 From the bottle shared at my house thanks to Matt.A sweet jammy dark purple big fruit nose slight tart in end

3.6
BrewTicks24 (10) - - FEB 5, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2019 Ciemno czerwone skrywające w sobie smaki świeżych owoców jak i tych suszonych. Piana niewielka i łagodna.

4.4
kraddel (10781) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2019 Pours intensely dark red. No head. Smell is intense fruits, very full. Thick. Taste is very full, intense, cherries. Some other red fruits ( milder raspberry) very intense and fruitforward. Mild pleasant booze. Thick body. Very nice.

4.8
Svartvit (1871) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2019 New Years Share at kermis’. Pours a dark ruby with no head. Sooo smooth. Juicy cherry, raspberry, black currant. Full honey character, tart berries, jam concentrate, tannins. Everything is in perfect harmony.

4.3
LovibondChecker31 (4) - - DEC 10, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2018 Czysta słodycz podczas każdego łyku. Ciemno czerwona barwa która skrywa w sobie mix owocowy. Zdecydowanie polecam

4.5
baraciisch (4144) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2018
Dark vinous red in color... Aroma of dark cherries, blackberries, currants, honey... Flavor is intense, light and deeply rich at the same time, thin enough to enjoy quickly but fruit forward and sweet enough to sip... Tons of cherries, dark berries on palate... so tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
Lubiere (16387) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2018
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2018 Batch 6. À dark red mead with aroma of beautiful sweet cherries, faint Brett, light sweat, very nice and complex. In mouth, intense beautiful cherry extract, alcohol warmth, light vanilla, silky almost oily mouthfeel, pairs beautifully with Mindo dark chocolate, fantastic. Bottle at meadery. 25$ for an ounce but so good.

4.4
RasmusOtt (3257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 8, 2018
A Lil leftover from the Aaron share last night. Pours deep red with no head. Aroma is very berry forward up front with lots of raspberries and cherries dominating. Behind that you get some honey sweetness, vanilla, a slight tart black currant note and an overall vinous feel to it. Taste is extremely pleasant with lots of the berries obviously dominating, vanilla, vinous notes, honey and a candy like sweetness towards the end. Hard not to like for me.


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