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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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The fruit of the prolific Chokecherry was a favorite of early Montanans. Those in the know still use it for a kitchenful of homemade delicacies. That tradition inspired our winemaker, who has married the familiar flavor of the chokecherry with local honey. The result is an award-winning wine that is perfect by itself or with a favorite dessert.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MeadMe (1467) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Pours deep berry red. Aroma is earthy Berry. Flavor is loaded with tart cherry. Earthy with a bit of astringency. Lightly tannic with a mild waxy note. Medium in body. Smooth. Solid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15915) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Hazy pinkish red color. Aroma of sweet and dusty berries. Taste is smooth, very sweet, almost cloying cherry Koolaid.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dwyerpg (4874) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 2, 2014
This was the first disappointment I had from these guys. The choke cherries are both dry and bitter and the balance with the sweetness just doesn’t quite work right.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear ruby and still. Aroma is choke cherries, honey and straw. Flavor is sweet choke cherries and honey with a sweet finish. Medium body and still.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (3611) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 23, 2013
750ml bottle thanks to Jake65. Pours out a rusty pink. Nose is sweetness, cough drop cherries, and some earth. Taste is cough syrup cherries, some honey sweetness. Not bad but not good. If they did more traditional honey mead and just a little cherries this maybe really good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (19419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
Bottle @ Triple Rock Sour Sunday, Triple Rock, Berkeley, CA. Pours a clear reddish brown color with no head. Has a sweetish spicy slightly tart cherry honey aroma. Sweetish fruit spicy slightly tart cherry flavor with hints of honey. Has a fruity spicy honey and cherry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6693) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2013
750, corked and waxed. Thanks, Adam! These are all really solid. Pours a crystal clear rubied garnet. Brightly acidic nose blended with pleasant floral honey notes. Watery medium body. Tartness and sweetness play off each other well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1229) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a still deep pink to red. Aroma is sweet white wine and some slight honey sugar. Taste is candy, otter pop cherry and some tropical fruits. Guava, pineapple, not cloyingly sweet. More sweetened wine but has loads of honey minus the mouth feel. Tasted a little overly koolaid to give it a higher ranking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brenn79 (1725) - Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2011
750 ml. bottle- Pours clear ruby red to orange, nice color. The aroma is bitter, I was expecting sweet cherry like aromas, and it has that once you get past that bitterness, as it sits the bitter tannins subside leaving a nice cherry rancher aroma, it ends up being really nice. The flavor is watery at first, but then about 5 seconds after the swallow a good sweet cherry taste appears, honey is definitely in there too, odd stuff. The cherry flavor is paired with this odd bitterness and dryness, I am thinking I don’t like choke cherries too much. Body is a little thin, but I am fairly new to meads, so this is kind of a guessing game here. I will admit I was hoping for more though.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4572) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2010
I just don’t get meads, what beers do you know that are near 20%? From a bottle at Vintage Estates, such a nice place; 6 - 2oz samples of mead for $15, tax included. Sweet candy aroma. Nice brownish red and clear, visually stimulating. Very light body on thhe palate. Not thick nor viscous like many meads. Some pepper that comes across as enjoyable and pleasant. Stronger wine like finish, you knoiw - does not hide the alky well, eh?


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