tom10101 (2844) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
AdamJackson (2652) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
mcberko (6568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
WillRunForBeer (693) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
phaleslu (6554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
gnoff (7860) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
rlgk (10849) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
tkrjukoff (4059) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Travlr (11982) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Hazy maroon color, tan head. Aroma of sweet and sour cherries. Taste is smooth cherries, briwn bread, light spice. Delicious.