jtclockwork (10270) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
adnielsen (9814) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by dalekliz. Pour is deep brown, no head. Sweet almost manachevitzy nose. Taste is sweet, vinous and somewhat complex. Yum
dalekliz (891) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bu11zeye (12102) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
deyholla (7589) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MeadMe (1401) - Riverview, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
MasterSki (8) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
thirdeye11 (5716) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(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.