daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Nice and sweet with apples and concentrated honey. This was good, but not as good as the first ice cider of the day.
Ferris (10546) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Cooked apple and lots of raisin. Deep dark Amber, the darkest I have seen. Lots of cooked apple, caramel and some prune. Really rich and pleasant. An absolute perfect finish to a night out.
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle… C&P’sLYFO Throwdown… This cider rocks!… Clear amber cider with no head, but fantastic legs. Apples, clean ethanol and butter provide the framework of the ambrosia-like aroma. Full-bodied and very oily with no carbonation. Mega-sweet apple and apple blossom honey flavor. Finishes appley, sweet, and then tart and dry. Bottle of world class cider provided by Dickinsonbeer!
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jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008-12-19. Lightly syrupy caramel/amber body. Aroma has smooth caramelized wood notes? Not sure if its actually wood or my imagination, mild tart and sweet apples. Flavour is similar with tart highlights over a sweet base. Sweet notes, light earthy apple skins. Smooth medium to full bodied palate. (4+) Very nice. <i>2005 Vintage Bottle c/o Quevillon</i>
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006 vintage. Very dark, rich golden appearance. Burnt caramel. The nose has an intense dried apple skin character. Light and fruity with tropical fruit, light oxidation and an almost sherryish sweetness. Fruit leather and heavy complex sweet/savoury caramel flavours. Dried leather and a bit of vineous sherry flavour. Incredible stuff.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle of the 2008 vintage shared with my wife for Valentine’s Day. Pours a clear tawny amber with golden ruby highlights. Umami on the nose, rich and smooth caramel, some oxidization and age. Quite different from most ice cider aromas, reminds me of a really good koshu we had at the 2010 RBSG, and also a bit like some old Madeira. Velvety and smooth, big juicy apples, but there’s also a hint of smoke. Chewy and thick, mouth puckering acidity, but not in a harsh way, but more of a tart green apple way. Long lingering acidity. Lovely and remarkably complex. The tartness sticks around for ages. So incredibly good.
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Peach and apple honey diffused into a succulently thick mouthfeel...Alcohol warming is ingeniously linked to the sweetness, making you fall even deeper into your comfort zone...Possibly a new contender to the highest ranks of the Quebec ice cider kingdom, this is tooth-sucking and soul-warming greatness...
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[1906-20081219] 200mL bottle. Slightly burnt maple wood aroma with mild marshmallow -- ambrosia should smell like this. Clear, amber gold body with no head. Slightly tart apples in the flavour with sweet woody maple hints. Medium body is super sweet. Thick, sweet and lovely.
(Vintage 2005; w/ jerc, tupalev)
jredmond (7132) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with and courtesy of Paul. Pours a deep golden amber body. Aroma is rich applesauce, vanilla, maple and rich honey. Mouthfeel is full bodied with rich flavors of vanilla, maple, apple pie, sugars, syrup and brown sugar. Nice acidity balances the sweetness.
czar (6944) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample. as "clos saragnat l’original". 2011 vintage. hazy mahogany pour, almost light brown, with some legs showing off. red apples, but also lots of raspberries and raisins, tons of dried dark fruitiness, red grapes, leather, maple syrup, wood, spices. flat carbonation, medium-full body - oily, very gently tart and sweet-spicy finish. to say the least, it is very unique - sweet red wine and sweet berry mead characteristics more than ice cider.