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B. Nektar Cherry Chipotle Mead



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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevencon (453) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Deep ruby red clear no head or carbonation. Spicy pepper aroma followed by sweet cherry pie with caramel notes. Starts as a mixture of light smokey pepper and sweet cherry pie. Finishes with strong spicy pepper flavor that lingers on the palate for a long time. Surprisingly well balanced for such a unique style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2149) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Aroma: Cherry Juice, Mild Red Plum, Mild Hot Pepper Appearance: Dark Reddish/Mild Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, No Head, No Lacing Taste: Cherry Juice, Hot Pepper Heat, Mild Cranberry Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mild Heat

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Mead with pink colour. Smooth with honey. Slight heat in finish. Particularly after peppers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1434) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Quite good. The mead is burgundy and still. Appears somewhat viscous. The aroma is chile, cherries and honey. It’s sweet with a mild zing. The cherries really come out as it warms. Both in taste and aroma, the chile is spicier when cold, too much on the , but the cherry blooms and overpowers the spice as it warms. The mead is quite sweet. It might be a bit much, but spice reigns it in. At room temperature, the heat is warming and prickly. The burn builds in the finish. Moderately tart cherry flavor. The honey flavor gets a bit overshadowed but it seems quite pleasant. Perhaps, with more experience with meads, I could pick out flavors better. I’m just getting a mildly fruity, floral honey sweetness. Fairly thick body. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (352) - USA - JUL 29, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a small snifter redish brown with minimal head. Aroma is cherry sweetness. Flavor is sweet slight bitter cherry with a definite fire that nicely slides down the throat. What a great mead. B Nektar does this so better than so many others. Paired with Havarti cheese--excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pour is opaque ruby red with no head. Aroma of sweet cherry juice, honey, hibiscus, and slight pepper. Flavor is spicy and boozy and first but transitions into a overripe cherry and honey finish. Chipotle peppers are left in the aftertaste. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle->cordial glass. Red with thin rim of bubbles, like cherry juice. A: cherries, hint of spice. T: smooth cherries with definite pepper spice, though blended very well and not overwhelming at all. Spice cuts the sweetness very well. Fantastic coating and aftertaste. Really really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours clear ruby. Still. Aroma of cherry and honey. The flavor is sweet with a nice burn from the chipotle in the finish. Tasty and interesting mead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1438) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
375 ml bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark ruby color with no head. Aromas of cherries, hot peppers. Tastes of cherries, sweet apples, pepper skin, spices, booze. Medium-light body with a dry and warm peppery finish. Low carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark red, sweet, loads of fruity cherry, huge earthy spice finish.

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