Bryan_Qc (5) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
C’est ce qui se fait de meilleur dans le monde du cidre de Glace point. Finale en bouche tellement sophistiquée. On est pas seulement dans le sucré, la couleur est magnifique, on reconnaît la pomme mais ... je ne sais pas comment l’exprimer. On est ailleurs!
hopscotch (10215) - 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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JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. These guys rock! Pours a dark honey body with thick honey legs. Hints of sherry, loads of maple and honey. Thicker and dryer honey tones then other ciders. Gram cracker and crystallized honey, sucrose. Finish is crisp and thinner then expected. Low acidity. Excellent.
j12601 (8000) - 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.
TaktikMTL (6483) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille claire, avec bouchon de liège, achetée au Mondial des Cidres de Glace du Québec 2008 (Rougemont, QC). Arôme: Odeur de pomme et de miel avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée. Saveur: Goût de pomme et de miel avec une pointe d’alcool. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture sirupeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de pommes en arrière goût. (Rating #1889)
mabel (7455) - 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)
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2010 Bottle. Much darker than other ice ciders. Nose is dark, dank, crispy, with oak, musky oxidation. Strongly flavored, with an intense, unique maple flavor. Guava, passion fruit, wood. All sorts of complexity here. Excellent.
tom10101 (4098) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2015 How: 2 oz sample from bottle (200 ml) at home. 2011 harvest. 11% abv.
>>> A wonderful and unique ice cider that is extremely complex with a flavor profile very similar to some oxidized (on purpose) dessert wines. Amazing!
- One of the darkest ice cider I have seen so far. Dark copper leaving long nice looking legs on the glass.
- Flavor profile is constructed around baked apples and everything else around is pushing to showcase it.
- Secondary flavors include well dosed spiciness (cinnamon mostly), bright red fruits notes, alcohol, and brown sugar.
- It’s sweet, but it never gets cloying as the moderate acidity and the alcohol cut the sweetness effectively.
- Mouthfeel is really smooth and the mouth coating sweetness lingers for a while.
- There’s some oxidation / Madeira notes that are meant to be there and give this ice cider a unique profile.
Flavors: Baked apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, oxidation notes, red fruits, alcohol, nuts, earthy notes, mild herbal presence.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought this right off of Christian Barthomeuf’s hands, he’s sort of the forefather of Ice ciders, helping to develop both Face Cachée de la pomme and Domaine Pinnacle ice ciders, he finally scrounged up enough scratch to buy his own piece of land and make his own. This was the grand finale of the "let’s piss off Clark" tasting, but I think we’ll end up pissing off Todd a bit more with this offering!
Dark rich golden viscous hues, sort of like those hydrogenated palm or peanut oils. This is a flat cider, so no bubbles or head whatsoever, and frankly it wouldn’t be necessary.
Slow cooked apples, a soothing vanilla butterscotch, the alcohol feel is subtle, but gradualy picks up steam to develop interesting Calvados-like fusels.
The rich sweetness of the apple (Cortland or Spartan, not sure at all) grips you at first like getting a crate of them dumped right on your head. The alcohol slowly creeps up next to smooth things over and dissolve some of the sugars, the finale being more a crisp, acidic tinge that is reminiscent of certain Normandy ciders, but only if you then kissed someone who’s been licking on maple taffy all day.
He’s got all the basic aspects to make an upper-tier ice cider, give this guy a few years and he’ll really give you a Frimas-style knockout, yet for now he’s still charging Neige prices.