rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. pale golden with some sediment and minimal head. apple and light smoky molasses. dry finish. this falls into the category of "more interesting than good".
Stuedmaster (91) - Vista, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz. bomber. Aroma is of basement cured molasses with a little sour crud on it. Color is a distinctive amber-brown. This tastes like a failed home brew experiment, I definitely like the Saint and Honey Crisp better. I don’t think molasses belongs in hard cider, the flavors don’t blend well together. It is difficult to sort out the apple flavor from the molasses and stout yeast. I’m a big fan of stout, but the yeast doesn’t work with cider, too dry and distinctive for this beverage. Nice try, but I won’t be revisiting this one.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from app vintner - pours a deep amber, with smokey, oakey notes. I wasn’t feeling this one, it lost the cideriness in pursuit of trying to give it some oomph.
scarletfire65 (826) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an opaque ruddy brown. No head. Lots of chunky sediment makes it look like dirty dishwater. The aroma is molasses, bruised McIntosh apple. Flavor of molasses, old apples. The stout yeast is detectable. Watery palate. Unimpressive.
Danyel (306) - Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Smells like molasses and brown sugar. Very molassesy but still thin mouthfeel. Like bubbly molasses water. Not my favorite, but I like the fact that crispin is trying fun new ways to make cider!
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I love how crispin tries to do different things with cider without just adding a bunch of random fruit. Color is a cloudy brown cider with tons of yeast sediment flouting. No head to speak of. The aroma is apples and some burnt sugar. The taste is a fairly dry apple with but of toffee in there. Really does have a stout quality to it. Cider as a more heavy offering.
weihenweizen (1378) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a white wine glass. Pours translucent golden top and bottom and light opaque brown in the center with very small white head that quickly dissapates completely. No lacing, syrupy texture, no carbonation, and molasses aroma. Taste is molasses, some pressed complex apple, hint of of alcohol, and finishes butterscotch. Tastes more like molasses than cider, pass. A little better once the sediment in bottom is included.
GRM (2687) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, from a bottle, at City Beer Hall, savoured on April 28, 2012; eye: dark brown, opaque, no effervescence; nose: "root beer", whisky, smoke, slight fruity; mouth: "root beer", whisky, light smoke, slight peat, slight fruity, molasses, slight acidity, short and dry finale in molasses, medium body, below-average carbonation, slick texture; overall: different and interesting
Échantillon d’une bouteille, bue chez City Beer Hall, savourée le 28 avril 2012; œil : brun foncé, opaque, pas d’effervescence; nez : bière d’épinette, whisky, fumé, très léger fruité, bouche : bière d’épinette, whisky, léger fumé, très léger tourbe, très léger fruité, mélasse, très légère acidité, finale courte et sèche en mélasse, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : différente et intéressante
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Poured still, cloudy medium amber. The aroma picked up warm, lightly tart apple cider, with accents of sweet molasses and light herbal character.. interesting. The flavor found tart apple skins and a little carbonation on the tip of the tongue.. meatier apples and a fairly large dose of molasses on the middle.. juicy apples, molasses, and buttery vanilla on the finish, with a quick, dry hit immediately after. Lower carbonation on the palate.. tart from the apples in most of the right places.. this didn’t quite do it for me.
JK (4156) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a bottle. Cloudy, brown appearance. Light apple aroma with yeast. Flavor has dry apple, a dry cider. I like it.