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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4532) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1025) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2011
6 oz bottle. A still mead, red amber in color. Aromas of white bread, honey, red grape juice, somewhat toasty. Flavor has honey and white bread, rather sweet, with red grape. Not quite a syrupy palate, this is on the thinner side of that. I definitely like it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Thanks to womencantsail, I think. Clear pale reddish and wine-colored with no head more or less. The aroma is of honey and wine grapes, maybe some berry notes. Really interesting flavor, like a red wine or port, oak, vanilla, and hazelnuts. Tasty and complex, really impressive. Medium-full bodied with little carbonation. Great stuff overall. One of their better meads that I’ve had.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
The pour is a nice dark purple-red color with great clarity. An intense grape aroma to it, which is nice. But, there’s also some cough syrup qualities to it. Mild Kool Aid and booze. Things are pretty much the same on the palate. Big red grape and sweet grape juice flavors. Seems to have a slight tannic feel and a definite booziness.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2011 Bottle says 2008, but you’d think this would have more reviews if 3 years old... pours a dark purple, hint of amber... smells nice, light red wine mixed with honey, some enjoyable bitter tannins too... the taste is all red wine, almost impossible to distinguish from a mead or red wine except for the finish is very sweet, nice oak notes... mouthfeel is great, very tannic like a glass of wine... this is great

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (524) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Thanks Steve for the bottle! Pours a clear ruby red. Nose is vinous, of cinnamon, sweet plums, red hard candies? Mouth is at first like a sweet, dark red wine, vinous and spicy. More cinnamon, then red raspberries, plums, other ripe red fruits. Sugars expressed beautifully. This is about 1000x better than any mead I’ve had, granted none of the others were even drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlandersNed (13) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2010
6.3 oz bottle at the brewery. "Fermented and aged in an oak barrel for 2 years" - this had a rich, red, plum color. A blend of several different wines delivered a mixed berry/fruit/vinous/oak aroma. Wonderfully complex - the grapes came through in the flavor, along with the oak, honeycomb and floral notes. Seemed very different than most of their meads and definitely lived up to the pyment classification. Full- body and appropriately semi-dry.


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