FlandersNed (395) - , 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.
daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Red pour, no head. Flavors of red wine, grapes and honey. A real treat that I enjoyed more than some of the other Kuhn meads I have tried. I like the use of the wine. JAXSON (607) - 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. flatmatt (1604) - Northville, 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. Tmoney99 (14854) - 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.
MeadMe (1680) - 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. Bacterial (3040) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pour from a tiny bottle that kind of makes me feel like a giant. Ruby port red in color. Nose is mostly wine, red grapes with a hint of honey. Beautiful balance of red wine and honey sweetness. Would like to have this with some nice cheese and would like to have this in a 750 ml bomber! nickd717 (4841) - 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. 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. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle shared by dalekliz. Pour is deep brown, no head. Sweet almost manachevitzy nose. Taste is sweet, vinous and somewhat complex. Yum