phaleslu (11003) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2018
16 oz. can from Crat Beer Cellar-Clayton. Pours a clear, pale gold with a small fizzy white head that dissipates into a thin ring, with some rising carbonation bubbles in the liquid, as well. Holy smokes, they're not kidding about what's going on in here. Smells and tastes like freshly grilled pineapple and peppers. I mean, spot on. Wildlfower honey and orchard fruit to balance it. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a sweet, smoky mouthfeel. It doesn't pack any jalapeno spice, really - maybe a hint - but they smoked those things un-spicy. This might be a little too smoky - or maybe "grilled" is a more accurate description - but it's one of the most unique beverages I've ever had. edgallow (4701) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2015
16 oz can pours golden with a white head. Aroma of honey, smoke and peppers. Taste is peppers and a hint of pineapple. ClarkVV (7051) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2015
16oz can, undated, from Brown Derby Wines, drunk 11/2/15.EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Clear, light golden liquid has a hint of copper to it. Very low carbonation visible creating a cover of white head that rapidly fizzles.
Wow. That’s certainly a unique aroma. Chipotle, sweet, juicy pineapple and rich honey notes all burst forth, the nicely dry smokiness probably taking the lead. It dosent smell artificial in the least and all elements are pretty well balanced together. I could see a little bit more honey quality being desirable in the nose, but then, the mead would end up having to be sweeter. Clean, as well, with no alcohol.
Smoke and pineapple in the flavor, immediately balancing each other’s sweet and dry elements. Honey and light esters emerge through the middle, with some vanilla and black pepper like notes as well. The carbonation is low, but certainly still appropriate. It could be a bit tighter, which would give the mead a creamier consistency. As is, it’s quite watery. Of course, there’s no telling whether that would be more desirable than this; I certainly can appreciate the very drinkable, light-bodied nature of it. I was hoping for a bit more spiciness to it; as is, there’s almost none. But you certainly can’t complain about the fresh, fleshy, authentic pepper flavor and dry but nicely rich smoke. Would certainly buy more of their meads and perhaps will trade for some. It’s nice to see a mid-abv, drinkable, more dry mead (still bursting with flavor).
This mead pours a very clear golden color with no head. The aroma blends campfire, fresh jalapenos, and honey; the taste is surprisingly well balanced between a mild sweetness, mild smokiness, and a touch of spice, but there is definitely more jalapeno flavor than heat with the pineapple and honey flavors coming in to help balance the more extreme aspects of the flavor. In fact, it’s reminiscent grilled pineapple and jalapeno kabobs with the fresh flavors in the forefront and the char in the aftertaste. The palate fuses a slick texture, medium-light body, and a flat carbonation. I could see how this isn’t for everyone, but I really enjoy it. jandd1983 (4728) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2015
It poured a golden color with no head. The aroma was spicy with some smoke. The taste was similar to the aroma with honey, some pepper jack cheese, a little nutmeg and jalapenos. Very tasty.
vyvvy (6959) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Pours crystal clear light yellow with no head. The aroma has jalepeno heat, honey, sweet pineapple and some roasted pepper meat. It has a light slick body with minor carbonation. The flavor starts with lots more of the pineapple, honey sweetness and smoky jalepeno meat. The finish is lightly spicy and pepper smoke. Good mead. Strykzone (7855) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Sampled at Greg’s tasting. So clear. A little golden hue to it. The tiniest ring. I smell chemicals, peppers, and campfire smoke. Flavor is camp smoke, then honey, then ashes. That was the first sip. Pepper is really light. The additions give this some really cool complexity. gregwilsonstl (2737) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Clear yellow. Slight honey. Smokey. Not very spicy. Pineapple flavor. Decent. Thanks vyvvy. MartinVanBeer (136) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
This is a very interesting mead. Spicy and a lot of smoke. Honey and a little pepper jack cheese on the nose. It has lots of smoke nutmeg, and some jalapeno presence. EvilBob42 (5) - Lebanon, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2014 does not count
This is my favorite canned product from Leaky Roof Meadery. The Pineapples and jalapeños are actually smoked and then tossed in the tank. Everytime I drink this, the smoke and pineapple make me think I should be eating ham with it.
The smokiness adds flavor reminiscent of barrel aging.
I regret that this is only a summer seasonal and not available year round!