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Redstone Black Raspberry Reserve 2001

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Redstone Black Raspberry Reserve 2001
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Formerly brewed at Redstone Meadery
Style: Mead
Boulder, Colorado USA

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 4.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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This 2001 Reserve, our first, is creating quite a stir. It’s warming, dense, velvety, sinful, luscious, sweet and like nothing you’ve ever had. We create this only once a year and it truly represents the best Redstone makes. Black raspberry puree has been added to three honeys and then ‘The Love’ was blended in. Every sip is a taste explosion that will do any appreciator proud.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (8463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, thanks Bill! Thick reddish purple pour with no head, still pour, aroma brought notes of big honey, black raspberry, some dark honey, floral notes, touch of oaky. Taste was a mix of oak, caramel almost into lots of nice honey, floral, vanilla notes, finishing sweet, more berries. Nice, delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tchaos (295) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle at MeadMe mead ticktacular. Pours Deep red-purple. Intense raspberry and honey aroma. Phenomenal mouthfeel...tastes Insanely Berry jam Astonishingly good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
burg326 (4428) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle shared at meadme’s mead thing, poured a deep red color with aromas of raspberry preserves, sugar, and light jam. Flavors are the same as the aromas, huge raspberry James, with some sweetness, surprised that it held up so well, a n amazing mead.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeadMe (1423) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2013 Pours deep red. Aroma of sugar sweet raspberry. The flavor is full on raspberry. Rich, sweet berry. Intense and jammy. It’s full bodied, thick, and lucious. A world class mead. Hope I get a shot at drinking this again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle @ Bill’s house. Thanks a dark brown appearance with no head. Goopy, dark berry, raspberry, juicy nose. Super fucking smooth, absolutely delicious black raspberry, light apple, herbal honey, fairly well balanced flavor. Really delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle 500 ml at Redstone in Boulder, on October 8, 2012
Label "Black raspberry puree honey wine reserve".
Clear dark red color, no head. Sweet, fruity scent. Tart, sweet, berry, wood taste. Berry finish. Smooth mouthfeel, tart finish. Great stuff, very tasty, pretty expensive, worth it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5286) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2011
2001 bottle sampled at the Mead Molehill tasting on 1/10/11. Clear burgundy in color. Aroma of fresh black raspberries (so a little feety, but excusable), equally tart and sweet smelling along with some honey. Flavor is sweet blackberry and honey with a super sweet, yet drinkable finish. Doesn’t quite compare to the boysenberry reserve for me, but still pretty delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2011 Sample from a 2001 bottle at the Mead Molehill tasting on 01/10/2011. Clear amber color with ruby highlights. Minimal head and lacing. Aroma of berries and honey. Medium body with flavors of black cherry, berries and sweet honey. The finish is fruity and lingers awhile. Good overall.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2006
on tap-pours a pink head and red in color. Aroma is sweet, light. Taste is sweet light.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Pours a deep red with aromas of fresh berries. Not overly sweet but has a wonderful flavor. Alcohol is unnoticable.


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