tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Bottle: crimson red color with deep ruby in the center, only a few small bubbles that disperse quickly after the pour. Aroma is full of some tart cherry juice, light honey sweetness, & another pronounced fruitiness that seems to be something of the "berry" type. Taste is similar, cherry juice hitting up front with very subtle tartness that fades into a honey glazed sweetness. I’m getting faint hints of cranberry as well. Very, very light grassy tone mid-palate from the hop addition. Sweet cherry, delicate finish. Another solid & very drinkable mead from B. Nektar.
HopTsing (483) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
What came out of the bottle was a beautiful cranberry colored brew with nearly no head. Apple aroma of cherry and apple. Flavor of apple, cherry, and hop..
tia (1431) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trip to CLE. Looks like cranberry juice. Smells floral with a faint hint of point and lip stick. Tastes like tart cherry. Nice.
tsd08460 (379) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: honey, cherry, herbs,
Appearance: clear red, pink head
Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
nickd717 (3780) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear bright red color with a small white head. Funky cherry honey aroma, interesting but a strange mix. The flavor is also a bit odd. Slightly sweet, fruity, funky. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Ok but weird.
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle - $8.99 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, purple-red body with a very brief fizzly white head.
Smell: Bright, charming cherry nose, yielding a tart fruitiness over the subtle honey and minor hop hints.
Taste: Sweet, tart cherries, a splash of a light red wine, scant herbal, floral kick and bitterness with a touch of pomegranate.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, still.
Overall: Great albeit one-dimensional flavor, very refreshing and enjoyable.
portableparty (2242) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours a ruby red color with leaving a thin soapy rose collar. Aroma hops pop right out with sweet honey and mild tart cherries. Taste is sweet honey tart cherries and funky bitter hops trying to fight through. Palate is slick and coating. Very interesting smelling the hops, but tasting the cherries over rule in the taste. I really like this a lot!
Klimaet (969) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mikkeller and Friends. Pours deep dark ruby red. Aromas of cherry soap, sweet honey, some light floral notes, light cherry tartness. Taste is slightly hoppy but mostly sour cherries, honey, soap. Soapiness is pretty offputting, sadly.
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. No detailed notes - nicely tart, not overly sweet, dry finish. Worth a try if you don’t like super-sweet meads.
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->stem. Ruby red with no head. A: cherry, honey, pepper. T: tart cherries, honey, mild hop presence. Decent.
odinstyr (643) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear magenta-red with a very short lived fizzy pink head. Smells of cherry, honey, and floral hops. Taste is sweet, moderately sour and mildly bitter - cherry followed by honey, light hoppy finish.