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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.7
stevoj (8863) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2019 Bottle at share. Red, violet hue, opaque. Huge, full aroma of berries and cherries, light honey notes. Taste is more of the same, sweet, rich, smooth. Perfect. Everything I had head about this mead is true. Worth seeking out.

4.3
BuckeyeBoy (12078) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2019 Bottle pours out dark ruby red. Nose is great berries cherries sweet honey wow. Taste is more of the nice sweet honey berries crazy good.

4.3
KegChamp27 (13) - - JUL 18, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2019 Copper with a white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, resin, black tea and peach. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Palate is medium body, sticky with average carbonation.

4.6
LovibondRates30 (12) - - JUL 18, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2019 Mead is epic. Taste - epic. Name - epic. I love the cherries and the flavourful epicness.

4.5
tiong (10758) - 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 (6832) - 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 (11657) - 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 (10780) - 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.


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