Crafted Artisan Meadery
Magnum Peach Inferno
Crafted Artisan Meadery Magnum Peach Inferno (6.0% alcohol by volume) is a session hydromel (low alcohol mead) brewed with peaches and chipotle peppers. It looks a little petillant on the pour, kicking up some froth that dissipater quickly. It settles down brilliant gold with a light peach tint. Honey and peach lead the aromas with a trace of chipotle in the background joined by a dose of fruit and traces of caramel. The honey and peach are moderately sweet and the heat from the chipotle come in mid-palate and lingers through the finish. A light touch of tannins and a shot of tartness balance the sweetness. The chipotle is handled well. There is no vegetable flavor from the pepper and the heat builds slowly with each drink but in no way overwhelms or dominates. The fermentation character is mild, making room for the honey, peach and pepper. The mead is lightly carbonated (petillant) and the body medium. Everything works well together in this interesting, flavorful mead. I rate it 83.