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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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The sweet matches the heat in this brilliant wine with a kick. We started with Michigan wildflower honey and a ton of Michigan cherry juice. Once fermented, we added a lions share of red chipotle peppers to give it a smokey character and medium spice level. A fantastic wine for dessert. Try pairing this with rich chocolate cake.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4367) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2016
Bottled. Pours deep red with virtually no head. Aroma of cherries, al little smoke, some chili and honey notes. Sweet flavor that ends up being dry and slightly tart. Medium bodied, watery texture and flat carbonation. A nice Mead. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Wowzers! Very complex and beautifully balanced, this sweet mead has just enough juicy tartness from the cherry juice and subdued smoke to maintain structure. Very little capsaicin spice is imparted by the chipotle peppers, and thats coming from a dude who abstains from very spicy foods to maintain in integrity of my palate, as I need it for work. The texture velvety without becoming slick and syrupy due balancing acidity. Not too expensive compared to other meads of similar quality, so pick some of this up!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (5568) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Dark coppery ruby red body, no head. Nose is cherries, marzipan, chili, cinnamon, honey and hints of vanilla. Taste is tart cherries, chili burn, smoke and hints of dark berries and cellar mold. Too much chili in this one, but still a nice enough mead.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1708) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Rich opened this... Thanks buddy.. Clear like cherry juice... Bunches of cherry flavor, chipotle adds a complex smokiness and a warming spiciness as the bottle drops.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (5027) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2016
07.10.2016, 0,375l bottle (2012 vintage or older) @ BBGTC vintage mead tasting:
No head, deep reddish color. Aroma is rich and sweet fruity, dry cherries, oak, minerals, cherry stones, hay, bark. Taste is rich and fresh fruity, sweet cherries, grass, raisins, cherry stones, mild grassy chillies, minerals. Medium bitterness, rich fruit mouthfeel, nice warming chili touch. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (1283) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2016 Bottle. Coppery, burgundy body. Cherry and chipotle on the nose. Flavor is cherry juice and chili-burn. Pretty straight forward, but it works. Very nice actually.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Very sweet, but matched with a nice cherry burst and lingering smoky, pepper burn on the finish. I would recommend as a nice dessert pairing during the fall/winter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2751) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
375ml bottle. Pours red in colour with no head. Aroma of dark cherries & spice. Taste is sweet, honey, with berry, cherry, red wine, and smokey notes, followed by chilli heat. Slick moutheel, medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering hot chilli finish. Nicely sippable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ilovedarkbeer (2723) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Holy crap this is good. Pours the color of pinot noir. Taste is sweet wine, smoky peppers, chocolate, cherry cordial, and earth. Medium high spice level. So good.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BiiruBierBeer (1017) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Chipotle pepper smell. Cherry chipotle taste that is only slightly better than the smell due to the fruit. Mild smokey heat with a medium body.


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