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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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 (8879) - 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 (1513) - Fishhawk, 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 that’s not the first thing that would have came to mind for me. There’s some fruity red wine mingling with the more conventional sweet honey flavors. As it warms there’s 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 - it’s a nice red wine oriented mead that’s pretty easy to drink and never grows fatiguing like some of Kuhnhenn’s other offerings. I’m 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 (5860) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11 and mora2000, dark red in color with winey aroma, flavor of candied berries and dry grape skin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6100) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Thanks to blutt59 and thirdeye11 for going in with me on 16 Kuhnhenn meads. This was part of an epic 20 mead tasting. 2008 vintage. Pours a deep red color/ The aroma is heavy on the berries, although I am not sure which berries I am smelling. I also get a lot of red wine notes in the aroma. The flavor tastes like very dry red wine with some honey added to it. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle courtesy the great mead trade of 2011. (thirdeye11, blutt59, mora2000.) 2008 batch. Pours a very clear reddish pink color. No carbonation. Aroma is clay, light fruit, wood and alcohol. Flavor is mix of sweet and sour, dry wine and grapes with a huge tingle. Quite dry on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5912) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle brought back by Dogbrick. Thanks man! Dark red pour with no carbonation and moderate legs. Grapey red wine nose with honey and a lot of sweet dark fruit notes. Flavor was a bit in contrast to that, with a lot of booziness and dryness to go along with the honey and dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2011
GTMW 2011. Poured clear dark reddish copper color with good legs. Heavy grape, honey and small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a thick smooth texture. Medium to heavy dark fruit and honey flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate duration. Pleasing smooth alcohol burn. Standout mead.

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