JStax (6995) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2017
750 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The mead is a deep purple. Completely still. The aroma hits me like a cabernet does. Dry, earthy, funky, and fruity. I get just a faint fruity sweet character from it. Kind of like a fruity ice cream of some sort. Berries and funky grapes come through in the taste and are fairly sweet. Slick mouthfeel. Thick. Unfortunately for me the dry aspects in the aroma did not follow through in the taste. I still enjoy the mead. DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle share at Travlr’s. Purple with no head. Disturbing. Sweet berries and honey, a little boozy on the end. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]radagast83 (8191) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Murky plum grape juice, thin bubbled ring. Cheesy diacetyl nose, sting berry and sugars with dusty paper oxidation. Ultra sweet cheesy front palate, boozy whack across berry middle, stinging through the rough, hot papery end. Sticky and hot, bad throughout.
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2 at DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Thanks! Poured an uncarbonated, clear purple color. Aroma was some light sweet honey notes, elderberries aren’t my specialty, so I assume what I’m tasting is elderberry. Some light vanilla notes, honey. GenDV138 (7467) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting. Dark purple/red color with no head. Aromas of berries, vanilla, honey. Tastes of berries, vanilla, some booze. Medium-light body with a dry and warm finish.
Westchesterco (2078) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Poured from a bottle at a bottle share in DC. It is a dark amber color the aroma is the smell of dying Easter eggs the taste is a surprisingly sweet taste that is similiar to cough medicine but not bad solidfunk (9191) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
OK. Some berry. Decent honey infusion. Light sweet finish with a touch of carbonation. Bottle. BeerandBlues2 (13638) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear purple and still. Aroma is wild elderberry, sweet honey and light vanilla. Flavor is berries and sweet honey with a dry finish. Medium body. Travlr (25496) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Nice clear ruby color. Aroma of dusty berries. Taste is sweet and simple. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2013
750 ml. bottle- Pours a brilliant ruby red to purple. Aroma is berries, perfume, honey. The taste is pretty straight forward, elderberry, honey mostly after the swallow, not too sweet, very smooth, noticeable but not overbearing alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, coats the mouth with honey, a little thin. Really easy drinking, not the best Hidden Legend mead I have had, but enjoyable.