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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Heart of Darkness is our capstone mead. It is made from homegrown, hand-harvested fruit from Schrammís orchard and berry patch. The cherries are of the Schraammbeek variety, an intensely flavorful, European morello type, the raspberries are Heritage and Latham, and the black currants are Crandall and Consort. Production is extremely limited, as the amount of care and labor which go into each batch is substantial. Much of the fruit is netted to prevent birds from eating what should be your mead.

This is a hand-crafted mead, if ever there was one. The mead is deep purple in color, has a dense fruitiness and a mid-palate with considerable tartness, and a long, lingering, balanced finish. Your empty glass will be very redolent of the honey component. The Heart pairs well with spicy grilled red meats, high quality dark chocolate, and bleu cheeses. Please drop a line with your pairing suggestions.

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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (4376) - AlingsŚs, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2017
Bottle shared at schrammís balcony bonanza. Batch 4. Deep dark red purple colour, Nose of deep red fruits, tart cherries, pits, deep currant fruits, oak, deep port wine feeling, deep honey sweetness, orange honey, hints of tobacco?, incredible smooth vineous mouthfeel. Truly the best mead i have had

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jules1211 (23) - Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2017
this is worth every penny, fantastic fruit blend and perfectly balanced, amazing

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (6318) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Shared bottle. Pours a dark reddish purple. Aroma of fruit, berries, and honey. Taste is cherries, raspberries, currants, honey, and a bit of alcohol. Truly amazing.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SarpinosBoss (11) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Perfection in a bottle. Cherry aroma is amazing. Nice blackberry and raspberry notes as well. A fair amount of alcohol in the nose but drinks amazing smooth. A perfect balance between tartness and the sweetness of the mead.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1835) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2016
375 mL bottle. Batch 3. Pours a deep red. Smells of currants primarily. Honey. Some cherry jamminess. Taste has tart raspberry, deep sour currants, and a sweet cherry flavor. Honey sweetness is well balanced with the acidic fruits. Heavy and sweet. Awesome.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrandNewBrew (50) - - OCT 31, 2016
Thanks Ryan! Epic Halloween share! Wow, so amazingly delicious. Aroma is strongly blackcurrant and cherry, with sweet honey. Flavor is beyond anything iíve had before, incredible full-on fruit flavor. Big, bold, and absolutely delicious. Honey flavor shows on the back end and is equally as incredible as the fruit. Extremely well balanced, acid and sweetness is spot on. May be a tad sweet, but to me itís perfect. Crazy good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
alex021224 (17) - - OCT 27, 2016
This is by far the best mead I have had. Perfect mouth feel and nose. Cannot wait to try Statement Reserve.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (16138) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle - pours purple - nose/taste of cherry, vanilla, honey and black currant - full body. Well balanced and amazing.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle. Ruby purple pour with white head. Sweet fruit, sugars, desserts aromas. Flavors of honey, fruit, light tart and candied tones.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1579) - - JUN 19, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2016 Amazing mead. Red pour, lower carb, huge berry aroma and taste, currant, honey sweetness. Worth hunting down


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