FROTHINGSLOSH (8362) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Sampled at Vintage Estate this mead poured a dark brown color. The aroma was honey, almost barley malt and berry. The flavor was tart with honey, berry, earthiness, barley malt, tannin and grape. Very long finish. Moderately full bodied. Tasted more like a braggot to me. Tasty though. MeadMe (1695) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours muddy red. Aroma is earthy berry. Flavor is rich and deep. Tupelo stand out. Tart berry blends into tobacco. Great bslance between sweet and tart. Tasty. tchaos (441) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Pours clear red-orange. Aroma is mostly honey with slight Berry notes. Flavor is an excellent balance of Tupelo honey and fruit, with a slight herbal finish. Solid melomel. hotstuff (5289) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Backlog rating 12-13-2008. (Bottle) The Appearance is a red head, transparent body and a reddish-orange hue. The Aroma is berries, sweet, hints of tartness, and honey. This Mead tastes of berries, tart, sweet, and semi-dry. The Palate is smooth and this Mead is medium bodied. This is a very solid Mead where the Aromas and Tastes joined nicely and a delight to drink. Very worthy of a try and a Mead that I would drink again. SHIG (5300) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle: Poured a ruby red with to light bubble head. Aroma is sweet honey and berry. Taste has that upfront sweetness of honey, but is offset by the tart berry.
MicroGrog (477) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Pre-game tasting @Shelton’s The-Fest.
Body is a bruised ruby/amber/purple blend.
Grape skins, dark fruit, & yeast on the nose.
Taste is an earthy & savory dried blueberry-likeness, dosed with red wine. First mead I’ve ever had that didn’t abuse currants. Subtly sweet, woodsy, mapley, leafy honey that can be singled out & admired.
Body had a slight textured feel to it that I liked, but was thin overall. Low acid/tartness. Alcohol leered it’s head here & there. A bit abrupt on the finish.
My favorite of their offerings that weekend. Nice stuff. :) savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 6, 2010
750ml bottle. Clear ruby red and still. Aroma of honey, cranberry, alcohol and a bit of oak. The flavor is lots of semisweet honey with some dry tart cranberry and a light alcohol taste. The mouth feel is semisweet and finishes with a tiny bit of dryness. Overall this is a great Melomel, the tupelo honey blends very nice with the currents. thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2009
This bottled mead from a rating party poured no head at all and a transparent body with an oily lacing. The weak aroma was of berries. The weak flavor contained notes of fairly dry sweet berries. An OK mead just nothing special. jsquire (4722) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
This is a jewel-like reddish orange mead and is still. Obvious berry nose with a dry honey sweetness. Flavor has the currant berry and sweet honey that you would expect from the name, with some raisen and an herbal note. Tastey fruit mead. BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Wow this was absolutely delicious. Extremely rare from what I understand from the mead maker. Lovely flowery nose, with just a hint of sweet spice, and an almost minty, eucaplyptus quality. The fruit quality is unique, in the sense that I had never really experience that in a beer or mead before, only in wines. Very highly recommended.