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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Ken Schramm’s The Statement is the result of twenty years of growing Michigan tart cherries and nearly a dozen test batches. living up to its name, this melomel’s expression of genuine cherry favor truly makes a statement. the delicate balance of sweet honey and tart cherries makes The Statement a natrual complement to chocolate and sharp cheeses. Anticipated maturity - Five years

51% Balaton Cherry - 49% Honey Wine


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (2844) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle (375 ml). From cparles, thanks Chris! Dark mahogany with no head. Aroma is really nice with a ton of black cherries, some sweetness, honey, light lemon zest notes and alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, black cherries, honey, lemon/citrus zest, more alcohol than in the aroma and almonds. Medium body. Light warming finish. Lingering black cherry aftertaste. Mightily tasty. Drinkable for the abv. The first Mead that I like. And I like it a lot!

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (2652) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Thanks Cparles for sharing. poured an ounce into a stemware (gotta drink less now that it’s getting late)

A - Very dark red, light with mild fingers.

S - Nose is a huge cherry aroma. just smells amazing!!!

T - Thick cherry taste, it is borderline cough medicine but in no unrefined way. very smooth. you get a bit of booze. sweet but mellow

M - Thick but not as viscous as I thought. boozy after taste

O - This is a very interesting mead. I can’t wait to try Statement Reserve.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy cherry, light apple, honey, and a touch of red wine. It’s a transparent red with a pinkish tint. There are some minimal bubbles for a head. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy cherries. The finish has light-moderate tart apple, honey, and a touch of vinous notes. It’s medium-full bodied with minimal carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
375mL bottle, pours a dark mahogany / red wine like with no head. Nose is like a dry cherry-induced red wine, with oak, and moderate to light sweetness. Flavour is remarkably complex and smooth, with loads of lightly tart and moderately sweet cherries, with some light honey undercurrents. Scarily smooth for a 14% mead, with barely an alcohol burn. Nectar of the Gods right here - wonderful stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (693) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle in trade from Umich03jm. Thanks, Jason. Pours purple, no head. Aroma is strong wild cherry, blueberries. Taste is very strong tart cherry, slight wild blueberry. Just a touch of cinnamon in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle shared by Chris - thanks again, Chris! Pours a clear black cherry color with no carbonation or head. The aroma has a surprising underlying cinnamon heat (like Goldschlager), with cherry, honey, and some sweet nuttiness. Flavor of rich cherries, honey - great balance between the two - with mellow spice, sweet nuts, and red wine. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a fruity mouthfeel. Very nice mead.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7860) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle 375 ml at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Thanks to tkrjukoff!
51% Balaton cherry - 49% Honey wine.
Clear blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)/"bilberry" porridge color, sort of reddish blue, no head, plenty of thick legs. Sweet, alcohol, almond paste scent. Sweet, almonds, nutty, berry, honey, some red wine, spicy, mulled wine/glögg taste. Red wine, spicy, sweet, almond aftertaste. Full rich mouthfeel, no bitterness. Peppry tongue feeling.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10849) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Deep ruby/purple beer, almost no head. Cherry aroma, caramel, honey, citrus, almond, hazel nuts, licorice, some cream. Fruity flavor, cherries, honey, marzipan, caramel, toffee, almond, licorice, raisins. Very nice with a great cherry and almond finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4059) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle, pours deep ruby lilac red. Aroma is alcohol cherries almonds cherry pits. Flavor is great as aroma nicely dry yet sweet good almonds pit character.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11982) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft. Hazy maroon color, tan head. Aroma of sweet and sour cherries. Taste is smooth cherries, briwn bread, light spice. Delicious.


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