burg326 (3255) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
MeadMe (1246) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
gnoff (7471) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap-pours a pink head and red in color. Aroma is sweet, light. Taste is sweet light.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep red with aromas of fresh berries. Not overly sweet but has a wonderful flavor. Alcohol is unnoticable.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark ruby red, no head..berry aroma with some powdered sugar and red wine...very sweet, very berry...dry, heated...porty...dessertish..in fact very dessertish.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head (still). Body is dark reddish purple. Aroma is strong notes of honey, blackberry jam, raisin, light notes
of grape, and alcohol. Flavor is harshly sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately
acidic. Full body, syrupy texture, flat carbonation. See, now, here's the difference between the Boysenberry
12% and this stuff...the aroma on this isn't terribly complex to my nose either, but it's a LOT more attractive.
Really dense rich blackberry, and an equally strong waft of floral and citrusy honey. Yes, it's very very sweet,
and you can't drink much as a result. But as a dessert wine or port, it's really luxurious and enjoyable. The
Boysenberry is just Kool-Aid in comparison.