Schramm's Mead The Heart of Darkness

The Heart of Darkness

 

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

Mead - Melomel Rotating
Score
8.81
ABV: 14.0% IBU: - Ticks: 13
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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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


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


9.1
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 8.5

Bottle - pours purple - nose/taste of cherry, vanilla, honey and black currant - full body. Well balanced and amazing.

Tried from Bottle on 22 Jul 2016 at 00:12


9.3
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Bottle shared at Kaapse BAF ’15. Pours like red wine with small purple ring bubbly head. Aroma of rich cherries, dark berries and honey with greatly subdued floral notes. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Full bodied with no carbonation. Really delicious and lives up to its score.

Tried from Bottle on 28 Sep 2015 at 11:02


9

Epic. Bottle. Batch 59. Thanks Chris.

Tried from Bottle on 27 Sep 2015 at 18:06


8.9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9.5

Bottle - Rich dark plum, fig, cocoa, tobacco and some spice. Deep black purple. Deep dark fruit, sweet dark berries, chocolate and leather. Sublime and complex. Painfully rare, but worth the wait.

Tried from Bottle on 12 Sep 2014 at 15:13