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B. Nektar CH! CH! CH!

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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (9318) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 Bottle shared by Steve. Pours dark cherry. Nose/taste of the perfect blend of black cherries with pits, cocoa, chili pepper, earthy vanilla and honey. Finishes with light chili pepper tingling the back of the palate. Fuller mouth feel than most meads. Slight dryness in trailing chili pepper finish after initial cherry/cocoa sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeadMe (1337) - Riverview, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Thank you goes out to Brad for this one. Pours a very rich hue of red. Wonderful aromas of sweet honey, tart cherry juice, and earthy dried peppers. The flavor is the name. They nailed this one. It starts sweet and fruity. Hints of tart berries creeps in along with notes of earthy chocolate. As you swallow a slight warming hits the mouth and throat. This one tastes even better than I hoped it would. Cheers to Brad and the guys. They nailed this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3569) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5803) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7200) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle at a tasting at James’ place, thanks to Steve. Pours a deep crimson and ruby. Smoky chipotles, like a freshly opened can of them in adobo sauce. Medium bodied, cherry comes in quickly, a hint of cocoa, lots of warmth, more cherry comes back. Really nice, complicated but approachable. Long cherry pie, touches of smoky chipotle. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbm115 (184) - 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

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tchaos (47) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3885) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5119) - 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.

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