conway (1690) - - OCT 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light ruby with no head. Almost like a Shirley Temple. Aroma is mostly apple and cherry with a hint of marshmallow fluff. Taste is also dominated by apple and cherry. Rye barrel comes out towards the end with some spice. Alcohol is well-masked. Smooth rich palate with a little carb. The rye barrel cuts the sweetness just enough. This is great.
orangesol (932) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
zach8270 (3628) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle - 500 ml) Amber pour with not much head. Huge cherry, honey and barrel notes in the aroma. Sweet cherry and honey at the start but then you definitely get the rye barrel aging. Lots of wood and vanilla notes that really round off the cherry flavor.
AirForceHops (3645) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Willrunforbeer grand mead tasting. Light Amber hue in the color. Aroma is light cherry and subtle whiskey, light touches of Apple.
Flavor is mostly cherry throughout with a solid dose of apple. Really nice blend of flavors although I really wish I got some of the barrel. Overall highly drinkable for the ABV.
Chalumeaux (121) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle light copper pink. Aroma is of light flowers and mild fruit. Taste is pleasant with a hint of apples and a smooth mouth feel and finish.
WillRunForBeer (938) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle. Pours orange brown with a few off white bubbles. Aroma is honey, cherry, rye whiskey. This really smells like a sweeter version of a Manhattan cocktail. Taste is apple, honey, a touch of tart cherry. Tastes dryer than it smells. Rye Whiskey flavor is very faint.
Westchesterco (1163) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle it is a clear pinkish tinged copper color the aroma is cherry and the taste is sweet cheery flavor that lingers on the palate and resonates with sweet after taste
Iphonephan (3714) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 50 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear a clear a pinkish copper with an off white head. Aroma of tart cherry pie. Flavors of apple, cherry, and oak. Slightly tart finish but plenty sweet at the same time. Nice.
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at Matt’s
The bottle is a gusher. It pours a hazy pink-orange color with just a rim of foam.The aroma is very interesting, flowery, with a delicate fruity touch; rose petals; light honey. Dynamic mouthfeel, lightly carbonated, mild sweetness, the alcohol punch is a nice balance to carbonation and sweetness; the flavor is a bit fruity, strawberries come to mind, not very complex though.
Nice drink, not really a Mead.
swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, mead/cyser. tart cherries, apple juice, whiskey notes, quite fruity, boozy. interesting concoction
obguthr (4169) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cranberries, roses, cherries, honey aroma, a little perfumey. Rose colored, visible carbonation. Cranberries then cherries, red grape overtones, vinous. Medium body, quite hot, tannic, and a little spritzy. More recognizable as a wine than a mead, and no apple or rum character. Disappointing for a mead lover like me.