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RATINGS: 97   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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4.4
mcberko (31361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2020 Batch A. Bottle pour at Schramm’s, pours a deep dark mahogany. Aroma brings out tart raspberries, jammy cherry, a hint of currant, and treacly honey. Flavour is intensely rich, with lots of tart cherries, some currant, some raspberries, and gently treacly honey. Boozy, tart, sweet finish. As good as other Schramm’s products, but not worth of its heightened reputation or price tag. Delicious nonetheless.

4.4
rami_pl (11431) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 17, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2020 Rami Rami is drinking The Heart of Darkness (Batch 7) by Schramm's Mead at Powiśle No ta owocowosc robi wielkie wrazenie, calosc wcale nie jest rypiaca, wrecz przeciwnie, taka elegancka. W uscie gesto i wiecej porzeczek, kapinka cierpkosci, posmaki kwaskowate, alko nieistnieje. Faktucznie czad. Oczywiscie nie na 4.9 jak ma. Na szklanki Rami Rami: Ekstremalnie dlugie posmaki

4.2
Art (3222) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2019 Had this in a one punch pour at Schramms. I can’t believe ratebeer is so dead these days. Just doing this for old times sake.

4.7
rouhlas (5393) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - DEC 2, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2019 From bottle at the brewery. Ruby red color no head. Aroma is heavy honey, floral, light alcohol, wood notes?, red fruity, berries and cherries, no tartness in nose. Sweet and light acidic taste. Full oily to sticky body with flat carbonation.

4.7
stevoj (10102) - 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 (13084) - 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 (11696) - 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 (7549) - 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.


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