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Redstone Boysenberry Reserve 2003

Redstone Boysenberry Reserve 2003
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 4.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Rich boysenberry fruit and sweet honey combine to make this a worthy addition to the Reserve Series. Enjoy now or age for years.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3530) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Poured a rust red amber color from the bottle at meadme’s mead tasting, aromas of sweet berries, booze, and light honey. Flavors were the same, light fruit and berries with some honey. Nice mead overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1284) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Pours red. Aromas of sweet berry. Flavor is full on berry, a nice blend of sweet and tart. A nice light earthy woody note comes through as well. Rich sweet and full bodied. Yum!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Clear swing top flask from Doodler (thanks Scott) by way of adnielsen (thanks AAron) poured a hazy purpleish brown with no head (still). Aromas of boysenberry, honey, light pepper and light alcohol. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of boysenberry, honey and light pepper with a smooth warming lingering boysenberry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Older flip top glass cask from Redstone -. shared with buds at an impromptu mead tasting. Pours a reddish cola color. Nose of honey, boysenberry and sweet fruits. Taste is warming, with a berry syrup-like flavor and rich honeycomb coating the mouth. Finishes warm and sticky with loads of boysenberries lingering forever on the palate. Yummy stuff. Glad we got to crack this one...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (5995) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Pour hazy ruby with no head, sweet honey, sweet berry notes as well with a really nice floral and vanilla component in the aroma. Taste is really nice sweet boysenberry, hints of vanilla, lots of floral honey, hints of vanilla, with a really nice fruity finish. Very, very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2013 Bottle @ home, courtesy of doodler. Huge thanks! Slightly violet, ruby appearance with no head. Strong dark berry, a touch boozy, light woody aroma. Somewhat syrupy mouth feel. Rich, dark berry, slightly woody, thick flavor. Pretty interesting.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Murky dark plum in appearance. Big delicious aroma of boysenberry, warm alcohol notes, and sticky honey. Flavor is a huge boysenberry bomb with sweet tart boysenberry notes, sweet honey, and warm alcohol finishing notes with a lingering taste of boysenberry syrup. Incredible.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2011 2003 bottle sampled at the Mead Mountain tasting on 1/8/11. Medium to dark red in color. The aroma on this mead makes you stand up and take notice. An explosion of berries and honey that is almost candyish (with a little alcohol noticeable in there too). After a nose like that it’s almost a given that the flavor will let you down, but this one doesn’t. An equal explosion of berries and honey that is super sweet, but never approaches unbearable. We tried a lot of meads during Mead Mountain (and a few new ones a few nights later during Mead Molehill), and this one was clearly the best. Updated 6/11/11. Just had Jadwiga and rated it 4.4, so gotta give this one a bump because it was better. Not sure why I gave appearance and palate 4 out of 5 to begin with, so making those 5s to push this rating ahead of Jadwiga.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2008
A pale brown mead. The aroam is sweet and dominated by boysenberries, while the flavor is very sweet again with boysenberries being dominant, but with a light underlying note of honey.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2008
Clear dark reddish brown with rich sweet floral boysenberry aromas. Follows through with an in your face musty cellar berry honey fruitiness. Medium bodied and very smooth. Special thanks to David M for providing this tasty sample. A great summer sipper if you can afford it...


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