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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Imperial Zombie Killer. Apple honey wine with cherries added, aged in rye whiskey barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (2976) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2015
500 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled sometime in 2014, bottle date code of 274 07 14. Clear golden orange. Aromas of whiskey, apples, cinnamon and spices, some booze. Tastes of apples, light cherries, whiskey, honey, vanilla, spices. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Semi-syrupy mouthfeel. Pretty delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malkyore (273) - - MAR 22, 2015
Powerful stuff. Like zombie killer kicked up a notch. If you taste hard you can get a small hint of rye on the finish...... It’s pretty great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krej (153) - USA - MAR 22, 2015
Very good but strong mead. Great aroma and it tastes like the original zombie killer but with a bit more whiskey tinge to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tchaos (305) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours Reddish orange with mild carbonation. Aroma is heavy cherry and rye. Taste lives us to the "imperial" status...more cherry, more honey, more heat. Insanely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (772) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours light rust orange. Has a strong honey aroma with white grape/apple juice. Has a strong apple/grape juice taste. A dry and sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1776) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Orange-red pour with no head. Aroma is cherries. Taste is sweet cherries, faint rye in the background. 12% alc. well hidden. It goes down too smooth actually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle to snifter. Pinkish-gold with barest white film. Rich apples and cherries. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1567) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Draft in a flight from notes. Deep red with no head. Strong, dark cherry aromas with some tannins. I didn’t get much barrel but it was smoother than Zombie Killer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1178) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours a basically clear orange-blush color with some fizz that goes away completely. Some dripping alcohol legs all over the side of the glass. Nose involves Zombie Killer (cherry, apple, honey) with a fairly hefty vanilla oak presence, spicy rye whiskey, some orange zest, some flowery nectar. Quite sweet, fairly tart. Heavier, thick and syrupy, soft carb action, warm with alcohol, finishing sweet and tart. All things equal, I’d rather have the original, but for what they set out to do here, they nailed it. A tad overbearing with the alcohol, but that becomes half the fun as it drinks like a cocktail. Cool.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol (963) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Really enjoyed the regular version of this one, was really looking forward to trying this one. Not as bright a pour, guess thats the barrels doing, but still a nice amber color with a quickly disappearing one finger head. Smells amazing with lots of cherries, oak and whiskey with some underlying sweetness. Taste is nearly identical with the cherries and warm bourbon dominating. Overall this is definitely one of the best meads I have ever had. I will definitely grab more next time I see it.

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