Jabic (702) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2017 MeadMe (1683) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep cranberry color. Flavor is bold honey very sweet. Flavor is sugary sweet honey up front. Light notes of grape juice with a bit of red grape skin. Very sweet but nice.
Ar: Dried, chalky cherries, currants, and grape skins; a very, very slight amount of black pepper and smoke. Ap: Deep purple, clear; still. T: Floral, sweet honey, with a somewhat raw edge; grassy and slightly malty; raisins and fresh grapes; clean alcohol; a bit of black pepper; chalk and tannins on the finish, mingling bright cherry and more floral honey. P: Medium body with no carbonation; finish is medium-dry. O: A nice dessert pyment; the honey is center stage, with a sweet floral quality, but the dark fruits and tannings from the grape juice really come through, too; alcohol is present but well-integrated and not hot, making for a smooth, rich drink. michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from WillRunForBeer. Pours a clear maroon color, with an aroma of sweet honey and background of grape juice. Flavor is moderately sweet, a little tart, grape, warm alcohol. Nice, but somewhat thin mouthfeel for the ABV. Enjoyed it, and nice to try an East Coast mead; thanks for putting this one in the box Brian. beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2013
375 ml bottle. Pours a deep purplish red with no head. This is a still mead. Pleasant aroma of grapes and sweet honey. The flavor is both grape and sweet honey. The grapes remind me a bit of concord grapes, although I see from the label it is a spanish grape. Sweet without being cloying or syrupy. Nice mead. SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
nice. ruby red. with the exception of the vanilla, thought all these sap house meads were really solid. easy drinkin. relatively dry. pleasant grapey red wine honey. nice. RCBIV (2) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
Fantastic mead. Honey is what red wine has been missing for all this years. If you’re a red wine drinker and have never had mead, this is a great place to start.
Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Really great mead. Small sample at a Sap House seminar and they were all great. This one was medium to high sweetness and a great spicy/peppery grape juice flavor with a spicy honey base. Really good. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2012
At mead tasting, sweeter of the meads but the grape flavors overlap a little too much with the honey. Still good stuff.