ST247 (463) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample thanks to kraddel. 11%. Pours orange. Aroma is sweet, apple. Taste is medium sweet, apple. Thick mouthfeel.
77ships (5561) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Kraddel. 2011 Vintage. Small sample. Deep amber, candied apples. Nose is thick caramelized apple, huge sugar, cinnamon & pie, very straightforward in the best way. Taste is candied apples, apple orgy, thick sugar, caramel, cinnamon, no noticeable heat. Very thick. Very straightforward ice cider. Fantastic.
kraddel (4593) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2011 vintage @ 11 ABV . Pours rather dark blonde .
Smell is applejuice, sweet and thick as it should be . Taste is thcik, sweet, applesauce , very damn nice once again bit sharp , some boozy aspect .
We have a winner !
PhillyCraft (4074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Ryan or James. Pours golden brown with no head or lace. Apple skins, caramel, and wood were the flavors on this girl. Straight apple juice for the dads out there.
hopscotch (10144) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This ice cider rocks!… Clear deep amber with hundreds of short, thin legs. The bouquet is an excellent, complex fusion of freshly sliced McIntosh, Granny Smith and Red Delicious apples. There is an ethanol component is a tad overbearing, but not all that offensive. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and no carbonation. The flavor is hearty and sweet, then quickly morphs to a sharply tart, raspy, dry finish. Muchos kudos to Marheb for providing this gem!
zdk (1833) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by Big Daddy Redmond at his Thursday clink & drink - dark and sweet ice cider. caramelized apple and pie spice, with some tart fruits. brown sugar finish with warm booze.
jtclockwork (11061) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at DadsThursday. Pours orange amber. Nose and taste of frozen apple, brown sugar, sugared apple and light apple acidity. Smooth. Full bodied.
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with max, clockwork, Andy, pearl, Zdk and Paul. Pours a deep caramel body with no head or lacing. Aroma is super rich, musky fruit. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of dusty oak barrels, apple pie, musky fruits and light acidity. Awesome.
MaxxDaddy (414) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank to celebrate Jess’s PhD defense! 200 ml bottle. Pours still, orange, and clear. Aroma of sweet apples and some booziness. Taste brings much more complexity. Caramel apple sweetness with a nice balance of acidity. Upon some sips, I got a hit of cheese in there. Full mouthfeel with a much more acidic and dry finish. The aroma didn’t necessarily bode well for this one, but I’m glad the flavor really came out. Really delicious stuff and would certainly try again some time.
tom10101 (4031) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (200 ml). Golden amber. Strong apple aroma, more than in most of the Ice cider I’ve tasted so far. A lot of sweetness here along with slight fruity notes. Taste is heavily sweet with apple, fruits and slight spices. Warming alcohol/sugar. Medium body. Another very good Ice cider!