It pours a clear deep cranberry red / purple, and had some minor carbonation. Nose was of dried cloves dark fruit and a touch of the orange zest.
Taste is mildly sweet with a huge clove presence up front. This fades into the honey and fruit notes.
Over the course of the bottle though, the strength of the clove is a bit much, and made an otherwise easy drinking mead just a touch hard to finish without taking your time. For the fall and winter though, the heavy-handed spicing will be welcome addition.
All in all, this was an enjoyable bottle, and I am glad I tried a full one. Not sure if I would go for another by myself but I would not have a probably sharing one with a person or two.