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B. Nektar Cherry Chipotle Mead



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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
The sweet matches the heat in this brilliant wine with a kick. We started with Michigan wildflower honey and a ton of Michigan cherry juice. Once fermented, we added a lion’s share of red chipotle peppers to give it a smokey character and medium spice level. A fantastic wine for dessert. Try pairing this with rich chocolate cake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2472) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
375ml bottle. Pours red in colour with no head. Aroma of dark cherries & spice. Taste is sweet, honey, with berry, cherry, red wine, and smokey notes, followed by chilli heat. Slick moutheel, medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering hot chilli finish. Nicely sippable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ilovedarkbeer (2701) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Holy crap this is good. Pours the color of pinot noir. Taste is sweet wine, smoky peppers, chocolate, cherry cordial, and earth. Medium high spice level. So good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BiiruBierBeer (932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Chipotle pepper smell. Cherry chipotle taste that is only slightly better than the smell due to the fruit. Mild smokey heat with a medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demannu (364) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Deep crimson red color. Aroma is sweet and smokey with a punch of spice. Taste starts off with sweet honey and slightly tart cherries. Nice smokey chipotle flavor comes on at end and loingers a bit in after taste. Nice array of flavors in this mead. Enjoyable experience. Would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 9, 2016
Dark red colour. No head. Honey, cherries and spices in the aroma. Sweetness, cherries, chilli or chipottle in the end. Spiceness also in the aftertaste. Sweetness, hints of sourness and spiceness are well balanced. Low carbonated, sweet, rather medium bodied drink which should be enjoyed in small quantities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (8870) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle shared at the Canary wharf tasting 16/02/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. Red, cherry blood coloured pour with no head. Aroma is big grape, alcohol, grape, plum, spices. Flavour is composed of sweet and spicy, grape, red wine, mellow spicy, slightly jammy. Sweet. Palate is medium sweet, little fruit, tannin, rounded. Nice depth of flavour. Warming CHILLIE. Honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (2888) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours red without head. Aroma is cherry, sour, chipotle. Flavor is sweet and sour, cherries. Finish is chili burn. Overall: very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5930) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Vibrant blue bottle shared on the 42nd floor. As ’B. Nektar Cherry Chipotle Mead’, 14%. Very dark reddy pour, with no head. Aroma is strawberry, red wine, honey, dark cherry. Body is smooth, oily, low carbonation. Taste is sweet with cherry, blackberry, port, red wine and then moves towards the smokey chili heat. Well judged stuff. Pretty tasty. It’s very sweet but that is offset by the chili warmth. But it’s still too sweet to drink a bottle by yourself in one evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rudzud (36) - Cherry Valley, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Shared with JLindros Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice ruby crimson hue with big aromas of cherries and smoky chipotle. Really nice cherries. Taste is similar to the nose, great cherry notes, not overly sweet with good light tartness. The chipotle is nicely smokey with good pepper notes. Really tasty cherry pie filling. That light tartness is excellent too. Really well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6190) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
bottle shared at the Level 42 tasting, London. Thanks to Daniel. It pours a dark clean ruby color with no headS aroma is very sweet an lightly boozy with notes of cherry pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, cherry jam. Taste is also sweet boozy with more strawberry jam and hot warm booze. Quite the flame inside. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, really intense

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