Dark and brooding just like its name this mead is the richest of the offerings at Oppegaard. The aroma starts off red fruited from strawberries to raspberries, cranberries and cherries, the aroma finishes with hints of blueberry and elderberry. The palate is also a melange of flavor which continues to evolve as it glides over your tongue. The opening is slightly darker than the aroma as black fruit flavors dominate the more nuanced blue and red flavors, but by the finish that role is reversed. This dark, concentrated mead is sure to win over friends or will just crush them and see them driven before it, while listening to their lamentations.