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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This is our first mead released in July 2001. To-date we receive more requests and attention for Black Raspberry Nectar then for any other one of our meads! With the mouth feel and texture of beer and the light taste of a lower alcohol mead this beverage is the very definition of "refreshing".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Aroma: sweet rasberries, sugar, and flowers
Appearance: shiny red-purple, small white head
Flavor: sweet, fruity, lots of rasberries and honey
Palate: little thin and bubbly

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Pour is light pink with a thin pinkish purple head...smell is very similiar to a raspberry cider...sweet and tart...taste is sweet followed by an astringent dryness with a fruity medicinal quality...finish is very dry and alcoholic like a cheap White Zin...my first mead...I would probably try it again though...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Head is initially small, fizzy, pink, fully diminishing. Body is dark purple-red. Aroma is a note of a chemical fire (somewhat like burning plastic, but more mineral-laden), turpentine, light notes of peach pit, twigs, honey, cherry, blackberry. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy carbonation. Another bottle of odd smells from Redstone. Dunno what to say...these three were bought at Liquor Mart just today. Every swirl of the glass brings forth the chemical smell, and quite disturbing it is. And then there’s the turpentine alcohol note. Sigh...so, um...I suppose just don’t swirl or smell it too much and you’ll be ok. Reasonably pleasant light fruity notes underneath that, but it’s hard to avoid the off notes that make me afraid to sip this stuff. Cool color though. *shrug*

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Not a big wine drinker so i was expecting the worst.Heavy smells of wine but pleasantly suprised it didnt taste like wine.Sweet fruity taste with some carbonation.Went down smooth and was refreshing.wwould like to try this again but it is pricy at $12 a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Sampled @ Falling Rock, Denver. Dark red appearance. Raspberry pancake syrup could be a good descriptor for this stuff. Slightly prickly on the tongue, with some fresh raspberry flavors as well as a little charred or burnt raspberries. Alcohol is noticable, this stuff coats the mouth witha soapy film. A little honey evident in the finish... definitly a lot of activity going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2004
Draught at Pizza Port (Carlsbad), California.
Deep red mead with no head. Heavy sweet honey and raspberry aroma. Very full and fruity flavor. Sweet raspberry and honey with little alcohol present in the end. Like ice-tea. Really nice and easy but rather light for a mead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Bright Red body. Hmm... I smell black raspberry juice and that’s about it. The flavor is sweet and full of raspberried too...there is some alcohol but not a whole lot of flavor overall. Light bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - APR 20, 2004
Had on tap at Pizza Port, SB. Pours a super clear color that is almost identical to the juice in a bottle of Maraschino cherries. Aroma is of alcohol, raspberry, plum and grapes. Flavor is slightly sweet, some light sourness. The honey is also noted. The body is almost like a flat cherry coke. This is my first mead and I am now interested in trying others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Draught @ Papago

The color a transparent Black Raspberry color, sweet honey and the perky tartness of the Black Raspberries makes for a fine nose, sweet and tart star, fair to middling feel on the palate. Finish is moderate in its acidity, tart and dry aftertaste, some many good types of mead, so little time, but I’ve found another style to keep my interest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2003
A deep purple color. Smells a bit flinty, of tannin and berries. Lightly carbonated and has no head what-so-ever. Lightly sweet with a certain grape flavor that I can't quite place. Has a bit of tannic berry skin/ seed flavor as well. This could use a bit more carbonation. A nice clean mead that expresses the mix of raspberry and honey quite well. One can taste the underlying honey character (though my mead palate has yet to be refined enough to pull out specifics). Would be good on a nice hot summer afternoon.

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