mcberko (30485) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2020 Bottle pour at Schramm’s, pours a deep dark mahogany. Aroma is intensely complex, with a vanilla-like expression exuding from the fruit combination, along with marzipan, mixed berries, and rich but masked honey. Flavour is quite decadent, with a mix of marzipan, vanilla, and mixed berries. Perhaps less sweet than many other Schramm’s products. Decadent stuff. rouhlas (5313) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - DEC 2, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2019 From bottle at the brewery. Dark red color with no head. Sweet aroma, honey, red fruity, berries - cherries alcoholic. Sweet taste. Full sticky body with flat carbonation. FrothyTickers24 (496) - - NOV 29, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2019 Donkerrode Mead zonder schuimkraag. Ruikt naar bosbessen. Proeft naar bosbessen likeur. Is dit nog bier? AdamChandler (5776) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2019 Purple blood red. Smells insane. The nose is remarkable. HUGE cherry aroma with a light raspberry and lovely red wine. Wow. Oily coats the tongue it’s sweet, dry and tannic all in one with a delicious wine finish. This is amazing. Honey is present but make. Wow. Benzai (20020) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2019 Bottle shared at Kingsday Tasting 2019. Beautiful dark red color, no head. Smell and taste is super concentrated thick berry juice. Sweetish. Red fruit. Intense. 8-4-8-4-16.
ShivanDragon (6692) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2019
UPDATED: APR 29, 2019 Benzai’s Biertuin
Reddish brown, lots of blackcurrants, sweet, thick, sugary, honey, alcohol. kraddel (10779) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2019 Pours very dark red. Smell is intense, thick red fruityness. Taste is intense, red fruits, thick, very nice. Side by side with THOD, this is a bit more complex, I like it a lot! AirForceHops (10834) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2018 375 ml bottle. The flavor is blackberry, cherry, red currant, red grape. Jam and berry jelly. Hard to find the honey but wow! The depth is wonderful! Chalumeaux (2500) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2018 Poured from bottle split 8 ways ruby red no head nice lacing. Aroma is jammy berry honey. Taste is delicious lots of berries honey wildflowers balanced perfectly. I love this. ClarkVV (8565) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2018 Bottle shared by TJ on 12/8/18.
Beautiful cherry-violet. Clear but yet it looks nice and viscous somehow.
Nose is intense cherry-berry with good juice, acidity and yet no alcohol. Very clear, clean and true with luscious fruit and light honey on the edges. Could do with a bit more honey character in the nose. There is some pepper phenol here, but it's minimally floral and mostly dominated by the fruit. The fruit is god damned excellent, though.
The flavor is just nutty good though, any reservations about the aroma going right out the window. Juicy, acidic, soft, sweet, complex, peppery, floral. Wow. Red wine, beautiful tart cherry and juicy berry. Soft, supple and luxurious. This is quite the mead. No alcohol or flaw.