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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
This ruby elixir is a blend of several red wines and honey. It was fermented and aged in a used oak barrel. The flavor and aromas are a balance of red fruit, honey and oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (10850) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Pours dark ruby red. Nose of honey, oak, vanilla and red fruits. Taste of same but finish is dry cheap red wine. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8622) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle big thanks to Matt for the bottle! Pour is dark red, aroma brings notes of grape, sweet floral honey, some booze and vanilla, touch of sourness from the grapes. Taste is red grapes, hints of oak, nice sweet honey with some vanilla notes, goes into a dry slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Bottle, courtesy of bushmat1. Youíre a bad ass mofo. Deep reddish orange appearance with no head. Big red grape, caramel, brown sugar, rich honey aroma. Super rich, brown sugar, sweet honey, ripe purple grape flavor. Another fun one to try by Kuhnhenn. Thanks again Matt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle shared by dalekliz. Pour is deep brown, no head. Sweet almost manachevitzy nose. Taste is sweet, vinous and somewhat complex. Yum

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (899) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear red-orange. Aroma of honey, alcohol, wood, and wine, sweet and rich. Taste is less rich than the nose, of honey, wood and ends with a lot of wine. Hides the alcohol really well. Lingering honey-wine notes. Great nose, nice taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
(6oz bottle, 2008 vintage) Pours a clear rose body with nice legs. Aroma of honey, red wine, and florals. Flavor of merlot, honey, and berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a good amount of alcohol with some sweet honey and a bit of backing dry wine. Flavor begins with sweet honey and is joined by dry wine with a hint of backing alcohol that warms your throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1467) - Riverview, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Nice amber hue. Aromas of red wine, berries and honey. Wow wonderful stuff. Earthy and vinous red wine. Cherry skins and grapes. Subtle honey notes with some wood real nice stuff. Winey, tart, yet sweet.....awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MasterSki (8) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011 does not count
Bottle says 2008, but I think was released in 2010 after two years in oak. A - Transparent amber-red body. Very attractive color - some nice legs. S - Quite sweet - I see why Andrew says Kool-Aid, even if thatís not the first thing that would have came to mind for me. Thereís some fruity red wine mingling with the more conventional sweet honey flavors. As it warms thereís a hint of oak and alcohol. T - Taste is a little more vinous, oaky, and tannic, with less overt sweet mead flavors and more of the Meritage elements shining through. Alcohol is better hidden here. M - Tannic, oaky, and dry. Medium body, with a viscous and chewy texture. Light alcohol warming, but nothing untoward. D - I liked this a lot - itís a nice red wine oriented mead thatís pretty easy to drink and never grows fatiguing like some of Kuhnhennís other offerings. Iím glad I have another bottle of this one, as it should pair nicely with a future meal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
(187ml bottle from Epic Mead Tasting 2011, thanks in part to blutt59 and Mora2000 -- 2008 vintage) clear cherry juice color, nice lacing. Nose of wine, grape, honey, and jelly. Taste is estery, alcohol, wine, barrel, alcoholic sweet jelly-like finish.

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