S_Side_Smitty (689) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours the color of red wine with no head. Aroma is honey & cherry - maybe a liquor-like aroma too. Taste is oak, vanilla, cherry, honey with maybe a little hot pepper bite at the finish. Very good.
weihenweizen (2892) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2016 Refrigerated 375 cl blue bottle poured into a glass. Dark red. Aroma is nice cherry, medium/thick body, and no carbonation. Taste is cherry, honey, some chocolate, some chipotle, and hints of wood. Delicious this is the best mead I have had yet.
shadbow (84) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
garnet red color. nose has cherry and smokey peppers. Taste is a great balance of the cherry and smoked hipotle peppers. very little chocolate or bourbon present.
Rudzud (36) - Cherry Valley, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with JLindros.
Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice deep, such garnet hue, still. Aromas of big cherry pie filling with nice smokey chipotle. Very little chocolate and bourbon. The taste is similar to the nose, Very nice sweet cherry, light tartness, good smokey chipotle. The chocolate is light, sweet, bourbon is very faint. Finish is sweet, nice but not cloy. Delicious.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home, thanks Jake. A bit opaque, sort of a mahogany colored mead. Really big cherry aroma. A nice tangy fruit character. A little bit acidic, even. The chocolate works quite well with it. There’s some chili quality on the aroma, but it’s pretty light on the tongue. Well done in terms of blending in the adjuncts. A nice bit of sweet honey flavor comes through as well.
bytemesis (6184) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jtclockwork (13271) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Errl (2439) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
SudsMcDuff (7734) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
djd07 (8231) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.