ckemps35 (15) - Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorite cider, and arguably my favorite beer (if you can call it that). This has a great combination of dry bourbon flavor with sweet Woodchuck cider, all tied together with a great crisp finish. The flavor is there, the mouthfeel is on point, and the aroma is amazing. To make Woodchuck Amber better, it needed something to make it slightly less sweet, with a smokey-ish flavor to balance it out a bit. This is what it needed. It’s hard to say what could be done to make this cider much better.
slowrunner77 (1945) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweeter bourbon and more prevalent barreling than my favorite cider, Stagger Lee. Pours the color of bourbon. Nice all around, good balance between bourbon oak and apple, whereas SL was more subtle. Warming lingering crisp sweet finish."
mnmike (1032) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very awesome for a cider. Strong sweetness and sugary, but the bourbon really makes the cider shine.
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crushed a bottle. Aroma is candied apple, vanilla, and maple syrup. Pours amber with a small fizzy head. Taste is caramel apple, slight oak vanilla and pancake maple syrup. Far too much pancake taste for what I was hoping for. Would not repeat this one.
rader58 (780) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours burnt orange with hints of red. Aroma of wood, smoke, peat, candy apple. Flavor is smoky, wood, apple, caramel. This is my first rating of a cider and I am ridiculously impressed. It is like a sweetened, less harsh bourbon or a much less sweet apple juice that tastes like bourbon. win win.
scarletfire65 (954) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes.....Bottle at home. Oak, caramel, woody, candy apple, sweet. Like liquified alcoholic candy corn. Some maple notes in there, too. Excellent.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a work event. From notes. Light apple with a lot of oak. A hint of maple syrup. Pretty good.
Patrickctenchi (3662) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, dark gold...no head.
Caramel apple....wood scent.
Taste is slightly tart apple-pie, light bourbon, caramel.
Sweet, yet dry...
Extremely good....very rich.
AirForceHops (3181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Bottle. Amber color with fast disappearing white head in the snifter. Aroma has light barrel notes with baked apples.
Flavor is a wisp of bourbon, tart apple, with a decent amount of sweetness in the finish. Vanilla oak with some caramel. Texture is very dry as it should be. Really the first cider I had that falls in the medium body range instead of light. Overall, maybe the best cider I have ever sampled. The barrel makes this cider.
Ericular (613) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another combination from Woodchuck that I wouldn’t have thought I’d enjoy. Just as advertised, it’s apple cider with some bourbon. Good combination.