OldMrCrow (2215) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Schilling Cider House. Clear red pour, rich cherry nose. This is a sweet cider, dominated by cherry flavors that somehow manage to be sour cherry despite the sweetness. Itís not a sour like Rev Natís Sacrilege, but it manages to be drinkable rather than cloying. Quite tasty stuff!
degbert (1487) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, deep ruby red with no head and very light carbonation. Nose is red-wine like, with berries, cherries, plums, and a touch of sharpness. Tart on the front, with sweetness after; the cherry is pronounced, a deep, resonant fruit note that is marred just a little by a canned pie filling aftertaste. A little sour and metallic on the finish, but still quite vibrant. Definitely more about the cherry than about any apple.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Reddish with minimal head. Tart cider with quite a bit of cherry flavor. Itís just a bit too much of one thing for this to be more than average.
Ernest (6911) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially very small, fizzy, pink, fully diminishing.
Body is dark reddish-purple.
Aroma is notes of black cherry, light note of apple.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly astringent.
The cherry completely dominates this, basically just smells like black cherry juice. But at least no flaws I can find. Quite sweet in the mouth, but very strong acidity as well so ultimately itís pretty well balanced. Syrupy and fizzy mouthfeel. Not all that good, but quite a bit better than all the other fruit ciders I sampled tonight.
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at molalla brewfest - pours out clear ruby. Nose of apple and cherry. Nice taste of cider with tart cherry. Very drinkable.
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