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RATINGS: 79   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 Schramm’s 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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4.1
emerge077 (73) - RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Thanks to Ashton & Chris for sharing after the Great Taste. Dark purple sanguine appearance. Dark cherry and currants in the aroma, rich and not super sweet. Taste has a nice depth to it, black cherry skin tannin plus it back from being overly sweet. Rich and decadent though balanced, with little to no trace of the abv.

4.5
Klimaet (2893) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle @ Boring Portland Share thanks to Jamie. Pours still dark red. Aromas of black currants, raspberries, cherries, tannins, honey. Taste is sweet, jammy, raspberries, light tart cherries, floral honey, some tart black currant-like notes.

4.9
markextrae (4454) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2017
Bottle shared at schramm’s 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
jules1211 (23) - Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2017
this is worth every penny, fantastic fruit blend and perfectly balanced, amazing

4.2
RobertDale (6650) - 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
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
ctipping (2180) - 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
BrandNewBrew (51) - - 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 i’ve 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 it’s perfect. Crazy good.

5
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
jtclockwork (16951) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle - pours purple - nose/taste of cherry, vanilla, honey and black currant - full body. Well balanced and amazing.


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