Schramm's Mead The Heart of Darkness

The Heart of Darkness

 

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

Mead - Melomel Rotating
Score
8.92
ABV: 14.0% IBU: - Ticks: 17
The Heart of Darkness is our capstone mead, made from hand-harvested estate fruit grown by the Schramm’s. The cherries are of the Schaarbeek variety, an intensely flavorful, European Morello type. The raspberries are Heritage and Latham, grown in Michigan by the Schramm family for three generations, 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. This mead is the finest representation of our core commitments to fidelity and quality of ingredients. It pours a deep purple in color, has a dense fruitiness and a mid-palate with considerable tartness and a lingering, balanced finish. Your empty glass will be redolent of the honey component. The Heart of Darkness pairs well with spicy, grilled red meats, high quality dark chocolate, and blue cheeses.

Batch #01
Release Date: 10-11-2013

Batch #02
Release Date: 02-08-2014

Batch #03
Release Date: 02-07-2015

Batch #04
Release Date: 01-17-2016

Batch #05
Release Date: 04-08-2017

Batch #06
Release Date: 09-28-2018

Batch #07
Release Date: 02-21-2019
 

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No ta owocowosc robi wielkie wrazenie, calosc wcale nie jest rypiaca, wrecz przeciwnie, taka elegancka. W uscie gesto i wiecej porzeczek, kapinka cierpkosci, posmaki kwaskowate, alko nieistnieje. Faktucznie czad. Oczywiscie nie na 4.9 jak ma. Na szklanki

Tried at Powiśle on 14 Feb 2020 at 14:59


9
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

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.

Tried from Bottle on 06 Nov 2019 at 16:55


9.5
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Bottle at share. Red, violet hue, opaque. Huge, full aroma of berries and cherries, light honey notes. Taste is more of the same, sweet, rich, smooth. Perfect. Everything I had head about this mead is true. Worth seeking out.

Tried from Bottle on 07 Oct 2019 at 17:33


10

#ghostwhale Thanks Pontus J.!

Tried from Bottle on 26 Aug 2019 at 21:04


10

Tried from Bottle on 26 Aug 2019 at 21:03


10

Tried on 11 Mar 2019 at 18:08



8.8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 10

Pours intensely dark red. No head. Smell is intense fruits, very full. Thick. Taste is very full, intense, cherries. Some other red fruits ( milder raspberry) very intense and fruitforward. Mild pleasant booze. Thick body. Very nice.

Tried on 01 Feb 2019 at 22:49



10

Words are very unnecessary...

Tried from Bottle on 29 Apr 2017 at 22:37