Schramm's Mead Black Agnes

Black Agnes

 

Schramm's Mead in Ferndale, Michigan, United States 🇺🇸

Mead - Melomel Rotating
Score
8.50
ABV: 14.0% IBU: - Ticks: 56
Our sweet black currant mead, Black Agnes, is named after one boisterous Scottish wench who successfully defended the Scottish Castle of Dunbar during a five-month siege by William Montague, the Earl of Salisbury. While relatively unknown in the United States, black currants have been grown in the British Isles for more than five hundred years, and used by herbalists since the Middle Ages. Sharply tart and acidic, the potent flavors of the fruit are perfectly balanced by the sweetness of premium honey to create a particularly unique, memorable and delicious mead.

Batch # - Release Date
#01- 03-08-2014
#02 - 08-02-2014
#03 - 04-15-2015
#04 - 01-30-2016
#05 - 06-01-2016
#06 - 08-06-2016
#07 - 07-26-2017
#08 - 10-21-2017
#09 - 01-17-2019
#10 - 10-31-2019
 

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8.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 9

23/V/21 - 37.5cl bottle @ De Gebrande Winning (St. Truiden), BB: n/a, no mention of batch either. I have no clue how people determine which batch they’ve had... (2021-426) Thanks to ElManana for sharing today’s beers!

Clear dark purple to deep ruby mead, very adhesive, leaving some tears in the glass. Aroma: lots of black currants, berries, some blueberries, nice stuff! MF: medium to full body. Taste: sourish, lots of berries, lovely, some jam, more acidic as well, red currants, alcohol. Aftertaste: lovely, alcohol, nice sweet/sour balance, lots of black currants.

Tried from Bottle at De Gebrande Winning on 23 May 2021 at 12:30


9.9
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 10

Mmmmmore of this yummmmyness. Deep purple, without smoke. Big smell of blackcurrant jelly. Soft, smooth, velvety mouthfeel with just a hint of tartness at the tip of your tongue. Taste is a ridiculous richness of honey and currants. Amazing balance.

Tried from Bottle on 28 Apr 2021 at 22:00


9.9
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 10

Very dark purple, near black. Great viscosity, of course. Smell is straight blackcurrant concentrate, with a hint of honey. Taste is typical Schramms super rich jammyness with Suezloads of fruit. Blackcurrant in its purest, with just enough honey. Great. Maybe not my favorite fruit, but 5 because it's just the most intense fruityness I've had from them so far. Perfect tart-sweet balance.

Tried from Bottle on 03 Apr 2021 at 22:00


8.1
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

0,33l from bottle at home shard by me. Batch 11. dark brown color, no head. smells black currants, honey, spices, bit peppery, very nice smell. full body, no carbonation. tastes of black currant juice, honey, spices, berry notes, bit earthy. finishes medium sweet with notes of black currants, honey and spicey notes. very nice one, not super complex but very good sipper. 8, 4, 8, 4, 17

Tried from Bottle on 11 Oct 2020 at 19:11


8

Wchuj fajne i gestsze. Sporo kwaskowatych posmakow. Pyszka

Tried at Hala Gwardii on 11 Oct 2020 at 17:43


9

Tried from Bottle on 04 Jul 2020 at 17:54


9

Tried from Bottle on 04 Jul 2020 at 16:35


9

Tried from Bottle on 04 Jul 2020 at 16:34


8

O jebanane, jakie aksamitne. Alko nie istnieje. Boska budowa cepa. To 8-06-2016 - wychodzi na to, ze melomele warto lezakowac? Chociaz tez mocniej kwaskowaty niz pamietam ze swiezszych.

Tried from Bottle on 18 Apr 2020 at 07:02


8

Mrau. Acz wiecej kwaskowatosci owocowej niz pamietam

Tried at Powiśle on 18 Feb 2020 at 18:02