Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy Swalden28. Pours a cloudy bright orange color with a small fizz of carbonation. Aroma is a bit strange. There is a sharp aroma of gasoline right off the bat with a latent fruit aroma. The chemical notes are almost overpowering. Flavor is sharp spice, like in a pie with molasses and honey flavors. It also has a bit of a buttery mouthfeel. Im guessing the fusel aroma is a mix of the sharp spices, alcohol and underlying fruit. Strange indeed.
marcus (7822) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours murky brown and orange with no head and an apple and malt aroma. There is a butterscotch and apple flavor with a slight alcohol bite. Not as bad as I thought it would be.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods - Short Pump on 10/31/2010. Cloudy dark amber body with a medium fizzy tan head. Huge molassas and brown sugar aroma with some light apple and caramel notes. Sweet molassas flavor, some brown sugar, caramel, light apples, slight nuttiness and a touch of astringency. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a spare white head. Aroma of honey, molasses, butterscotch, apple, and butter. Flavor of baked apple, butter, honey, and molasses with a somewhat dry finish.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a murky brown with small, fastly fading fizzy head. Aroma of over ripe apple, petro, burnt molasses. Flavor is the same with a light sweetness and bold flavors, small tobacco notes and burnt butter. Mouth feel is light-medium body with high carbonation. Overall, I am kind of up in the air about this one, interesting and worth a try.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not pleasant. You can smell that stout yeast but then it tastes like sweet rubber. After the first taste, the aroma was messed up and smelled as hot rubber also. Maybe this is typical but definitely not for me. Flat.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle courtesy of dionysusu!). Pours hazy caramel color. Aroma of cooked apples and molasses. Taste is sweet with a maltiness from the molasses. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Smooth. Thanks Walter!
popery (1703) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not terrible, but I wouldn’t really want another. Lots of maple syrup sweetness. A bit sticky. A bit low on carbonation. The sour green apple flavor is nice, but I think it’d be tastier without the syrup. Tannin-ish bitterness. It’s just too sweet and maple-y. It’s nteresting but doesn’t really work for me.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazed apple cider brown reddish color with a very minimal head of tan that collars around the glass. The aroma is somewhat peculiar with a base of apple but then another aroma of grape and almost candy. Medium mouthfeel. Apple flavors in the flavor and less sweet than some of their other varieties. Fairly cheap so it fits the bill if you are looking for an afordable sweet treat. I’d probably prefer a mead though.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle. Slight smell of apple, with natural musty smell. Cloudy, brownish yellow in appearance. Tastes like an apple that is overripe and starting to turn brown. It lacks the fresh crisp flavors that I enjoy in ciders. Flat, syrupy mouth feel. Although unique, would not drink again.