MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from New Beer. Hard pour into a shaker pint.
Filtered orange/amber brown body. Flash of off-white head. Decided to pay attention on the second pour, & sediment was swirled around as directed.
Smell is apple sauce & coco powder. Earthy. Slight banana esters. Different, but so far not ugly.
Taste is a lot like a black velvet(cider/stout blend), heavy on the cider. Sharp, bitter sweet start. Ugly buttery middle. Heavy on the molasses. Glue. Stoutly, bitter chocolate & yeasty finish that dries out gradually. Too sweet overall though.
Strong carbonation. Slippery feel.
An interesting idea that almost worked.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. This looks brutal! Like gutter water from Calcutta-- murky, opaque diarrhea brown with no head. I swear to God this looks like toilet water after a bad gastro. Aroma is interesting; browning apples and molasses, in equal proportions. Flavours of apple must and heavy molasses, maybe even some light licorice, and a little metal. I’m not sure if this pairing works for me. Many things nicely complement or marry with the flavour of apples, and molasses does not come to mind for me.
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. muddy brownish with no head. aroma is similar to champagne with a molasses note. flavor has a definite sweet caramel molasses note with bruised red apples. lingering black licorice in the finish. i’m not too familiar with ciders but this is a different one for sure. i really enjoyed it.
topherh (1917) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a brownish amber with a ring of bubbles at the edge of the glass. Aroma is apple, brown sugar, alcohol, and yeast. Flavor is sweet apple, brown sugar, and caramel with some yeasty notes.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky brown. Lively. Aroma of brown sugar, apple, and cinnamon. Flavor of sugary apple sauce, cinnamon and some danish. Very dessert-like. But just too sweet.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
medium reddish brown with quickly disappearing white head. nose of molasses and apples. medium carbonation for style with molasses hints providing a nice nearly smokey depth before crisp dry apple flavor. the musky flavor of irish ale yeast comes through and the finish is somewhat full for a cider. overall a nice sweeter cider and enjoyable
arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark brown color with little to no head and light carbonation. Aromas are molasses and apples. The taste is thick unsweetened molasses and slightly sweet cider. This cider was pretty foul in my opinion.
blutt59 (6355) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, hazy orange color with thin foam ring, apples and moo shu pork aroma, flavor is better with honey clover and waffles, weird cider
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Absolutley no redeeming qualities on this cider. I have liked a lot of Crispin stuff in the past, but this one was a drainpour. Over the top sweetness with a very strange yeast character.
milewide (1896) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very cloudy brown color, if you follow instructions to "tilt and swirl". Almost no head. Molasses sweetness hid much of apple aroma and taste. Nothing special in ciders, and below the enjoyment of most beers.