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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Shared by Yaniv, and sampled from 8-oz shorty bottle. Pours a semi-clear copper red colored brew with a very thin head that dissipates clean with a clear disk top. Aroma of tart berries, white pepper, a touch of alcohol and grape tannins. Taste is medium to medium-full bodied with flavors of powdery tannin grapes, honey and a touch of oak. Finish is sweet, quite smooth with a powdery grape tannin and honey aftertaste. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5971) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Nip sized bottle shared by Yaniv. Red color. Maybe some berry aroma, but definitely berry in the flavor. Sweet, still. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle thanks to Yaniv. Cheers! Reddish pour with a small head. Nose is bright and fruity. Cranberry and grape jellies. Hot. Flavor is fruity and sweet. Rich honey. Tart dark berry skin. Red fruits. Smooth. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (861) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2017 6oz bottle shared by Yanif, thanks man! Clear red pour. Boozy honey aroma. Taste pretty much follows, interesting and cool. Great to try this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9985) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle shared by Yaniv - thanks! Clear ruby pour. Vaporous boozy heat. Honey, wood, red wine. Very cool.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rudzud (44) - Cherry Valley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Received in a trade. 6oz bottle. Shared with JLindros. Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice slightly hazy murky dirty wine hue. Aromas of big sweet, dry honey light oak barrels and nice rich red wine. Taste is similar to the nose, nice drier honey and vanilla, light tannins and oak, good red wine as well. Mouthfeel is nice with the alcohol hidden well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (6690) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2015
6 oz. bottle thanks to Willrunforbeer, thanks for this share! Light brown color. Aroma is just a very light trace of grape with ample honey.

The flavor has just the slightest hint of red grapes. Very slight earthquake wood hint. But it doesnt scream oak. Really borderline cloying sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (2483) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
6oz bottle for $12.99 from umich03jm. Thanks, Jason! Pours amber, no head, leaves legs. Aroma is brown sugar, honey. Cant really smell the grape. Flavor is sweet honey, grape, oak. The grape is a bit thin, was hoping this would be dryer and more grape forward.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chalumeaux (1326) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer ruby color with nice lacing. Aromas of dark fruit wine and honey. Taste is somewhat sweet with notes of alcohol and fruit. Interesting.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heather_B (252) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Thanks Brian. Amber color. Smells like old honey. Taste is moldy sugar and fruit. Not my favorite.


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