_angst_ (5008) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle received in trade. Deep red pour. 2012 vintage. Rich dark grape nose with black currants, blackberries, leather & light honey. Rich sweet taste with muted acidity. Vicious oily mouthfeel. Plenty of raisins & muted berries. Not very bright but rather quite heavy which works well here with the heavy berry character. Honey is there but plays third fiddle after the raisiny leathery wine and dark berries. Alcohol very well hidden. Tasty stuff! jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Pours purple. Nose and taste of honey, florals, blackberry, blueberry and vanilla. Velvety berry texture. Medium body. crosamich (474) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Big blackberry jam on the front. As we get further into this a prominent pepper note comes in. Alcohol well-hidden. Nice nimbleprop (8761) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
375ml bottle pours a watery, deep purple. Smells like pancake syrup, blueberries, some orange peel, a little cinnamon. Flavor is sweet and nice, a little merlot grape, blueberry, orange peel, some cardamom. Smooth finish. Loved this. radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 Bottle thanks to Beerandblues2, thanks! Poured a dark, cloudy red, purple color without a head. Aroma is some notes of raspberry, blackberries. Flavor is some raspberries, fruit. No booze.
Travlr (26134) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy of radagast83, thanks! Hazy purple maroon color, few bubbles. Aroma of intense forest berries. Taste is sweet berries, light spice, dried leaves. Very nice. BeerandBlues2 (13825) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours blueberry colored. Aroma is blueberry and blackberry with honey and grape aromas. Flavor is dark berries, honey, and Merlot like notes and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle through trade poured a red in color. Aroma has tart berry, berry seeds, and honey. Mouth feel is medium light and it lingers for a bit. Flavor has lots of berry, honey, and a fair bit of sweetness. NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle shared by sleestak. Thanks! Pours a deep reddish purple. Still. Nose is super jammy, dominated by blueberry notes. Honey is rich and comes through nicely to support the berries. On tasting, a touch flabby and could use a touch of acidity to round it out. Medium sweet but sits heavy. Good berry flavor but the blackberries seem a bit lost here. Good honey profile as well. Boozy. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
375ml bottle thanks to Jeff... Pours a cherry red cola consistency, nice in the sunlight with non-existent head... Fruit forward aroma with berries galore with some alcohol boozy tones on the backend. Blackberry and some licorice. A touch medicinal... Flavors are raspberry and blueberry forward with a nice honey backing. Better than the aroma. Medium bodied with smooth consistency.