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RATINGS: 79   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6094) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Pour on tap at the meadery, hazy orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought sour cherry, berry, hints of earth, touch of honey, vanilla, pretty nice with a hint of sour apple. Taste is a mix of sour apple, cherry, a bit of medicine into some berry, grain, honey, finishing sweet, dry, tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ICEatALAMO (913) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. The pour is a very light red, more pink. The aroma is tart. The taste is big on cherries, some apple and the honey adds to the sweetness. I don't get any rye from it at all though. Good mead. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5259) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Vinny at Paul’s May 2014 tasting. Pours a bright, clear pinkish orange with no head. Nose is sweet candy cherries, not real cherries, but the kind you find in your pina colada. Pina-colada cherries. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of maraschino cherries. Awesome cherry-centric mead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Rhubarb nose, sweet cherry Taste, light honey and apple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3143) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle shared with a bunch of heady brahs at Paul’s tasting. Poured golden with a touch of red. Not much head or lace which is standard for the style. Apple, fruit punch, cherry pie, oak and honey funk rounded this wonderful mead out. I thought that Zombie killer was more cough drop cherry forward, but this one was more complex and unique with the rye barrel addition. Really does resemble a Manhattan cocktail. Cheech ahh

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiiruBierBeer (34) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Nice sweet honey smell. Taste was honey, cherry, and booze with some apple juice in there. Didn’t get much barrel, although the boozy aspect of the taste might have had a faint whiskey note in there. A bit more boozy and flat than Zombie Killer. Overall, this is more complex and better smelling than Zombie Killer, but I like the taste and texture of Zombie Killer better, so I’d rather have that than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2014
Reddish colored pour, super light pink head. Nice tart apples, cherries, sweet honey, hints of oak and whiskey on the finish. Damn tasty...again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1122) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
Devilishly bloody body, no head - blood wine. Incredible. Dank sacks of mild sweetness, blanket and dusty. Threads of clean bitterness, chutes of fruit sweetness and a dry trickle of grain. Sweet finish, smooth and clean. How this is a wine ABV ah dinnae ken.

Bottle, Craig’s Florida Hall, April Not So Fools Tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy gold, thin white head. Aromas of stewed fruit and honey. Tastes brings more honey, apples and wood. Thin for 12%, but refreshing. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Golden with a pinkish hue and white head. Aroma is quite fruity and tangy with honey. Taste of apple amd honey, surprisingly enough, little woodiness. Moderate sweetness. Nice

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