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B. Nektar CH! CH! CH!

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B. Nektar CH! CH! CH!
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Formerly brewed at B. Nektar Meadery
Style: Mead
Ferndale, Michigan USA

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Cherry, chocolate, and chipolte. A fantastic combination that just had to be made into a mead. We took a small amount of the cherry chipolte Melomel and added raw cacao nibs. The result is a melody of spice from the peppers followed by the tartness of the cherry. It finishes out with a creamy kiss of chocolate. We didn’t make much, don’t let this one get away. This mead begs to be paired with chocolate dessert.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting ’12. Pour is deep purple/crimson with no head. Really dirty/earthy aroma, roasted chilies, a hint of smoke, dark fruits, and mint. Sweet cherries upfront, with touches of oak and cocoa through the middle, with some big heat on the backend. Syrupy mouthfeel with no carbonation. Really different mead and hard to pinpoint what I like/dislike. This one is open to debate.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tchaos (35) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
POurs a still, deep red., Aroma is chocolate and chilis. Taste follows straight from the producer’s description. Starts cherry; middle is hints of chocolate; finishes with the smoky chipotle

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Colorado mead tasting 2012 - turbid purplish red - aroma of cherry, a touch of dry cocoa, a hint of smoke, light spice - some light vegetal character from the peppers, but it is easy to ignore - hard to evaluate if this is good or bad - flavor is sweet cherries up front, followed by some tartness/acidity - the chipotles come on strong through the middle and finish - smoke, moderate heat - cocoa in the finish, but the heat overpowers it - I love heat, though, so I can’t complain - I dig it, to an extent, but it is a bit messy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arminjewell (6419) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thanks Stephen! Dark reddish purple/brown pour with no head, aroma brought notes of rotten mint, some slight cherry, chili notes, some vegetal as well, hints of earth, slight chocolate but restrained, but the rotten basil/herbal note is tough to get past. Taste is a mix of cherry, chocolate, some cherry, hints of rotten mint, hints of earth, finishing very spicy. This is very weird.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2012 Colorado Mead Tasting at Armin’s house. Thanks to Stephen! Pours a clear, reddish violet appearance with no head. Smoky, peppery spicy, cherry, dark chocolate, kind of strange aroma. Very strange, rich cherry flavor that morphs into a weird pepper, veggie flavor. There’s some chocolate, cocoa, earth, and honey mixed in. Kind of an enigma and I still don’t know if I like it or not.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
375ml bottle. Thanks to Andrew for sharing... Pours a deeper cherry red, mostly transparent yet still pretty dark yet somewhat transparent, beet juice and leggy..., aroma of cocoa in and smoked chile pepper and cherry juice. Honey on the backend but pretty smooth throughout... Flavors are more of the same with an

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours blood red no head. Aroma is earthy pepper, figs, cherry pits. Cinnamon. Flavors are strong chipotle, cherry pits and juice, muddy chocolate, tart finish. I enjoy the chipotle and cherry but the chocolate doesn’t add much.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5628) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Allen shared at Frank’s in October 2012. Pours a deep, blood red body with minor white lacing. Aroma is spice, peppers, sweet cherry, cinnamon and chocolate syrup. Mouthfeel is medium and hot with notes of sweet, rich cherries dipped in chocolate, cinnamon, booze and peppers. Yea!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3437) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle from Allen split with some brahs in the yunk. Limited to 40 bottles, this guy has been on my mead radar as a must try. Thanks for sharing dude. Pours cranberry red with bubbly clearish head, light lacing left behind. Nose is cinnamon, pepper, light cocoa, black cherry. Taste is chipotle, red hot candy, goji berries, and some light chocolate. Rich and spicy with a residual heat left in the throat in upper chest. Finishes dry and long lasting with flavor. World class mead especially if you like heat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2012
very interesting stuff here. smells like a can of poblano chilies with chocolate cherry intenseness. flavor is all there with a fresh chili bite. chocolatey, light fruitiness with some esters. overall very interesting to experience the medley of flavors


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