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RATINGS: 73   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 17/20
daknole (8537) - 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 (974) - 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 (2166) - 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 (2014) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...light amber ... thin white head .. soft sweet floral... light cherry ... light rhubarb nose ... soft fruits ... soft floral fruit... light sweet floral fruits ... light sweet honey ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Golden pour. The aroma has some great honey and cherry notes. Very nice overall. The flavor has a hint of bourbon and oak notes as well as some big, sweet honey and cherry. The alcohol is also very noticeable, but it goes very well with the other notes. Medium mouthfeel. Very nice mead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1310) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Botyle..Pour is golden with no head..Nose is nice apple, cherry, juice, sweet..Taste is nice sweetness, cherry, spice, cherry..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle that I took to Andy’s for New Years Eve. Pours a clear light pink with a thin white head. Big warming barrel, whiskey, soft cherries, a hint of vanilla. Medium-bodied, a touch of warming alcohol, cherries, nice vanilla. Whiskey on the finish with more cherry and wood. Really nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
In short: A cloying fruity amber mead. Not my thing.
How: Bottle shared pre-HFFoFA 2013 tasting.
The look: Clear dark amber body with almost not head.
In long: Nose is brutally sweet, apple strudel, fruity pastries and such. Surprisingly not much alcohol heat emanates from the nose considering it is a 12% monster. In mouth this drink feels thick-syrupy, no surprise here. Taste is grossly sweet, sweet honey, sweet cherry pie, sweet apple pie, sweet everything. I did get light notes of wood but no rye and no whisky, just some wood. On the positive side, the booze was extremely well hidden. This mead is not my kind of sweetness fix, not at all, I found it somewhat gross actually. This mead name made me imagine NYPD officers with guns in hands trying to figure out which dudes with dirty old cloths and messed up hair are a zombies and which ones are Greenwich village hipsters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3236) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Poured a reddish amber color with aromas of sweet honey, cherries and some whiskey. Flavors were subtle hone and cherry juice followed by a nice whiskey and oak flavor that after each sip left me wanting for more. This is dangerously delicious and I could drink this all day.

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