popery (1687) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The cider is a medium to deep amber. Good clarity. Flat. The aroma has a full apple flavor. Caramel and juicy fruitiness. A bit woody. Vanilla. A little bit of spice, like a mild cinnamon. Big, full, complex sweetness in the taste. Caramel, brown sugar. Deep, rich sweetness. Very interesting. Full mouthfeel. Mild bitterness. Some woodsy edge to it. It’s sorta sticky but the flavors work with it well.
ineedbeer (1297) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94.
Aroma has a rich apple note with some light caramelization. Apple character has a light overripe note to it. Lots of red apple skins and a hint of alcohol.
Pours a slightly hazy copper color with no carbonation. No lacing and long legs.
Flavor is very sweet with a ton of apple character. Some medium spiced apple notes. Nice caramelization with light red apple skin character. Light green apple notes. A bit overripe.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with no carbonation. Low astringency and moderate alcohol warmth.
Overall, a very nice cider. Great complexity with some spice, green and red apple meat and tannins from the skin. A light caramelization and overripe fruit note.
fiulijn (16642) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked bottle, tasting at Matt’s, vintage 2005, L060807
Dark amber color. Infinite fruitiness permeates the aroma. Very sweet, yet agile, sour to the right level, astringent in the final.
No matter what, La Face Cachée de la Pomme always has the best.
Ferris (8442) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Dark rich caramel, almost light charred barrel and over ripe apple. Clear copper. Caramel apple and hints of toasted wood. Very little if any acidity or tartness, just a warm wonderful sweet viscous liquid. Very enjoyable.
mcberko (10034) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375mL bottle, pours a hazy dark amber orange with a few white bubbles as head. Aroma is complex as hell, with loads of caramelized apples and medium sweetness. Flavour is complex, with loads of rich caramelized apples, toffee, and medium sweetness. Elegant, sweet and complex – an ice cider of the usual luxuriousness of Le Face Cachee de la Pomme. Amazing.
Minderbinder (2686) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with no head. Aroma is of apples, tartness. Taste is of apples, tartness, sugar. Palate: Full bodied. No carbonation. Overall: Very nice. Lots of apples. A fine sipper.
czar (5961) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear dark golden with some legs showing. red apple skin used for some sweet red apple jelly, sweet tangerines, touch of citrus, peaches in their syrup, very lightly tart, sweet - bit of caramel. flat carbonation, medium to full body, very lightly tart and sweet finish. good. but just wished it had been tart-er.
tom10101 (4094) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (375 ml). Deep golden/caramel color with light legs. Aroma is of juicy overcooked apples along caramel, light sweetness and a touch of acidity. Taste is sweet (but not cloying) with caramelized apples, brown sugar, molasses and moderate acidic presence. Full bodied. Liquorous. Warming finish. Well executed and well preserved. Decent complexity. Good balance. Another fantastic product from La Face Cachée de la Pomme!
JulienHuxley (4432) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Flat gold pour. Aroma of caramelized apples, slightly musty apple aroma, woodsy and spicy aromas. Taste is sweet, really decadent, rich liquory apple flavors. Palate is mouth coating and slightly warming, very enjoyable.
mathieuc (2349) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks a lot! Pours a clear copper and completely still. Aromas of cooked apples and brown sugar greet you. Taste is also of sweet apples and lightly spiced. Acidity level is low but there is still a little preventing that this becomes a sweet mess. Body was medium and mouthfeel liquorous. Overall a nice one, I just don’t know how to rate these.