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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Chocolate cherry chipotle mead aged in New Holland Dragon’s Milk barrels, sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (5194) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle, thanks fishmich! Pours clear blood red, no head, no lacing. Aroma is cherries and honey, hints of chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet, lots of cherries, honey, hints of chili heat. Not a lot of chocolate in the flavor. Medium body, lingering sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours red with no head. Nose/taste of chocolate milk in finish with cherry, chili pepper, honey and vanilla with some cocoa towards the back of the palate - Well integrated. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2327) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2015 Bottle thanks to jason..Pour is red with no head...Nose is chipotle, tobacco, honey, heat, very nice fruity cherry, mustyness from the barrel? ..Taste is nice cherry and soft chocolate, alcohol, spice, honey, oak, dry, chipotle is very faint on the taste and shows some smoke and earth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Thanks to Douglas and his camera .. . Rich honey, vanilla, cooking chocolate .. . Not getting much spice at all .. Slick full mouth and a moreish finish .. Another stellar mead from the mead kings .. . . It’s so hot my head is shriveled and clammy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Doug. Pours a clear ruby with small pink head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is honey, cherry skin, pepper. Thick mouth, cherry, honey, light heat, very sweet, really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (2108) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle poured a brown ruby in color with no head at all. Aroma has cherry (like the filling in those boozy cherry chocolates), chocolate, sweetness, and some hints of sherry. Mouth feel is medium light with some heat. Flavor is punchy on the cherry, big time sweet, chocolate, bits of the peppers, and cherry skins. I enjoyed this over two nights because it is so desert like and thought the second nights pour had improved.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
Bouteille 375ml via trade, huge cheers to Sarro for hauling it to Belgium Thanks Kyle! Couleur rougeâtre-acajou, doré au verre sur un filament huileux. Arôme est exceptionnel et complexe. Le tout se développe sur plusieurs heures. En premier, je note surtout cette impressiond echipotle, ensuite un côté chocolat au lait et ponctué par unf ruité cerise renforcé. Le tout sur une douceur mielleuse. Cette cerise tend à prendr eun peu le dessus et au niveau des effluves on alterne chalaeur, fruité, chocolat et miel. Palais est similaire. Complexe avec une chaleur des chipotle qui augmente avec la t° ambiante du verre sans jamais tomber dans le surfait. A ce point, tout se complémente avec le côté chocolat ai lait qui donne son sens aux piments mais aussi à la cerise. La barrique de NewHolland, sans y donner un côté bière, donne le ton avec le côté lactose. La cerise donne ce profil légèrement suret et c’est sur toutes ses composantes que les saveurs entrechoquement pendant fort longtemps. J’avoue avoir déguster un simple verre pendant 2-3 heures et c’est intéressant de voir comment le tout évolué avec le temps alternant entre doux, suret, boisé et fruité. Au final, le profil mielleux reste en retrait et donne juste l’onctuosité douce de l’hydromel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tchaos (367) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle from b nektar meadery Pours mostly opaque red. Taste is ch ch ch amplified From the barrel. Wonderful balance of cherry, chocolate, and chipotle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
At Jacob’s house with group. Aroma is burning pepper, very sweet, earthy. Strong berry skins with pepper burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (15335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to tkrjukoff. Clear red/ruby color, no head. Lovely fruity honey aroma, chocolate, vinous, grapes, raisins, raspberries, cherry, caramel notes, vanilla notes. Fruity honey flavor, cherries, wild strawberries, raspberries, honey notes, caramel, raisins, warming alcohol. Really nice.

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