stevencon (453) - 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 (2149) - 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 (8726) - 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 (1434) - 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 (352) - 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 (1512) - 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 (1429) - 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 (3156) - 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 (1438) - 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 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark red, sweet, loads of fruity cherry, huge earthy spice finish.