popery (1400) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite good. The mead is burgundy and still. Appears somewhat viscous. The aroma is chile, cherries and honey. Itís 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. Iím just getting a mildly fruity, floral honey sweetness. Fairly thick body. Nice.
fitwitchik (295) - USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Dfonorow (1420) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
DCLawyer (1423) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
gendv138 (1205) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Craigís. Pours dark red, sweet, loads of fruity cherry, huge earthy spice finish.
DrSilverworm (6317) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Labeled 12.5%. Beautiful clear dark red color, light red/black color. Nice wildflower honey in the nose. Just a hint of cherry in the smell. Flavor is like cherry juice, cherry syrup, and a good bigger peppery chipotle kick in the end. Bigger sweet taste, kind of sugary and syrupy. Great bigger kick in the finish though saves this. Medium to bigger body. No carbonation, pretty much. Slick sticky texture. Very interesting, pretty tasty stuff to sip on slowly.
NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby red pour, no carbonation. Aromas of honey and cherries. Flavor is sweet honey and cherries upfront with some wonderful chipotle notes as soon as it leaves your mouth, Finish is just slightly spicy/warming from the peppers. Abv is completely hidden. Absolutely fantastic.
LearninBeer (373) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The aroma is sweet, cherries, hint of honey. Pours a clear light red. The taste is a light sweetness. The body is light, the texture thin, the carbonation soft and the finish long. Overall the best Mead I had until I went to Schramms.