drpimento (3714) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2007
very dry with just a hint of sweetness and a definite bittler edge. not too deep. nice dust rose color. Chewy black currant flavor. Like to cook with it. badgerben (5256) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Thanks to Skyview, our mead man. Blood red color. Wicked aroma of currants that pours into the flavor. The honey is there, but acts as an almost unidentifiable sweetener to the currant. Not bad at all. Nuffield (4187) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2007
Thanks to skyview for sharing. This was a wonderful mead experience. It still isn’t Jadwiga (is anything?) but the black currants impart a wonderful effect on this beer. It isn’t just the softening of the honey flavor but also the effect that it has on ones perception. As a darker drink, it encouraged mental comparisons with port or a dark sherry. Quality thick palate, notes of wood and vinous characters reveal themselves in a long finish. Very nice. JK (6240) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Thanks to Skyview for sharing. This is a red mead. It has lots of fruit character from the currants as well as from the oak, with grape, currant, and raspberry. It has a thick and heavy body, and is on the sweet side, comparable to a port. The ceramic jar is a nice touch as well, but probably an unnecessary expense. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2007 Thanks to skyview for sharing. Ruby read with nice black current aroma. Black current and honey in the palate. Excellent!
Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2007
A 500ml ceramic bottle was shared at JK’s Spring Gathering in St Paul, MN. Pours a bright Pinot Noir red with no head or any lacing. The viscosity of alcohol tears was enormous. Aroma picked up very sweet black currants, creme tatar, mild pepper, and some blackberry. Tannins? There is a touch, but the honey enrichment hides it. Taste is sweet with a buttery honey finish. I don’t think I could find a tawny port this sweet. Definately I want to try this after at least three years of age. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2007 Black Currant Mixed with Merlot in the Color. Dark Red Fruit, Currant, Spices and Sweet Syrupyness on the Nose. Very Much Like a Port. Light Syrupy Mouthfeel, Although Thin Bodied... Alot of Black Currant and Light Spices..Ends Like a Dark Red Wine...Bittersweet. Closest Thing This Reminds me of is aged JW Lees Barleywine. It Would be Wonderful to Age This Further and See How it Settles. Really Nice Mead/Port! DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2006
GTMW ’06. Stll, clear blood-red body, no carbonation. Beautiful stuff. Alcohol, honey, and dark berry in teh aroam. Strong berry, peppery alcohol, and honey flavor. Port-like in its strength and mouthfeel. Fresh-tasting fruit in the finish - great stuff!