charule (1250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from MI. Poured clear dark red no head. Sweet aroma tart cherry spice. Min carb med bod. Tastes sweet with a balanced chipotle. Good stuff
AdamJackson (2870) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Acquired in a $4$ trade. Enjoyed at 45F in stemware. 2 ounce pour. Color is pretty much blood red, no sediment, oily thick. The nose is very easy. Tart cherry with a lot of juiciness and a spicy habanero chipotle kick. Cherry sweet/tart up front in the taste, sweet finish. Middle and finish are incredibly spicy. spice lingers in the throat for a while. too spicy for me but I do like the cherry.
obguthr (4070) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oak, vinegar, marzipan, cookie dough, cherries aroma. Hazy maroon. Honey and cherry flavor. Jammy and kind of grapey. Chili pepper burn at midpalate that lingers and takes on a more smoky pepper character. Medium body, viscous, chewy and tangy. Exquisite and wonderful, not perfect, but really quite good.
bytemesis (3486) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear burgundy, no head, no lacing. Aroma is hella cherry, true Michigan cherries - and I grew up on Michigan cherries, so I know them when I smell them. Faint whiff of peppers as well. Flavor is quite sweet, tons of real cherry flavor, just a bit of smoky chipotle heat, as well as the base honey. Noticeable spice level, but not at all unpleasant. Really well put together actually. Medium body, no carbonation. A bit of lingering heat cuts through the sweetness and makes this a really enjoyable sipper.
stevencon (464) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
merc7186 (2238) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
Sammy (8910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mead with pink colour. Smooth with honey. Slight heat in finish. Particularly after peppers.
popery (1455) - 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. 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.
fitwitchik (367) - 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 (1600) - 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.