tchaos (302) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of MeadMe. Pours still off-pink. Aroma and taste of tart fruit and barrel. Alcohol finish.
Dfonorow (1715) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is light red/purple with nice lacing after it settles. Aroma and flavor of sweet rich honey, semi-sweet cherries, tart fruit, slight spice, and booze. Finish is dry tart cherries and booze.
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a darker reddish watered down blood appearance. A lot of legs on this one. Nose is intense bourbon, rye with a lot of vanilla, some smoke and maple syrup. Nose alone makes you realize it’s going to be a huge flavor. I get very faint cherry. Well, this tastes straight up like a Manhattan cocktail. Cherry, bourbon, table sugar, lots of sweet orange peel some tangy notes and the cherry lingers for a while. Obviously not quite as boozy as a Manhattan. the cherry just really tastes amazing. Quite incredible.
radarsock (1112) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
14% on label. 500 mL bottle supplied by WillRunForBeer - many thanks! To tumbler, it pours a murky light crimson pink. Aromas of melon rind, vanillin, maraschino cherries, DME, pumpernickel, bourbon oak, straw, honey, and rhubarb. Tastes the same with the addition of cinnamon/cooking spices, melted wax, earthiness/juniper berries, and unripe strawberries. Strangely fruity. Burned but only for a bit. Smooth as hell. After the seventh sip, the alcohol becomes more fluid; its content creeped like a champ. Swishable and lively.
AirForceHops (4178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Willrunforbeer grand mead tasting. Hazy red / pink color. Aroma a great willow bourbon encasing a cherry, honey and mild flowers.
Flavor is just great. Tart cherries blended in honey with a subtle bourbon oak notes throughout the sip. Body is medium with a great lightly lingering bourbon.
Chalumeaux (282) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle nice hazy pink orange color. Aromas of fruit and honey, charred wood and vanilla. Taste is similar to aroma with boozy mouth feel.
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Poured a golden color with a pinkish tint and no head. Cherries, bourbon, vanilla, and more tart cherries.
gnoff (8218) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 12 fl oz at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Thanks to rlgk! Label marked 14.0% ABV.
Hazy copper color, no head. Alcohol, berry scent. Sweet, tart, wood taste. Vinous, alcohol aftertaste. Smoth mouthfeel, peppry alcohol bitterness. Rather boozy, might improve for my taste with some age to it?
_angst_ (3353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy reddish golden with no head and some long nice looking legs. Smell is sweet and slightly fruity with honey, caramelized almonds, charred wood, vanilla hard candy, chocolate covered cherries, bourbon, bounty bars and alcohol. Taste is sweet, sour and fruity with honey, cherries, charred wood, vanilla, hay, alcohol and hints of milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky sweet, slightly fruity tart boozy and medium bodied. finish is slightly sweet and fruity with honey, cherries, charred wood, toasted coconut, hay and alcohol. Smells great currently too hot in the taste...
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours almost clear pink with a small pinkish head. Aroma is sweet berry fruity honey. Flavor similar to aroma has a slight bitterness and is a bit boozy, very nice.