Stuedmaster (164) - 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 donít think molasses belongs in hard cider, the flavors donít blend well together. It is difficult to sort out the apple flavor from the molasses and stout yeast. Iím a big fan of stout, but the yeast doesnít work with cider, too dry and distinctive for this beverage. Nice try, but I wonít be revisiting this one.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured amber/brown with no head. Aroma and flavors of apple, yeast, rubber, molasses, and port wine. Light body, dry, but sweet.
Chudwick (1793) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
double deuce - pours like no cider Iíve ever seen. Nose is cider meets whisky. Sweet and boozy. Butterscotch for sure. Interesting to say the least and warming.
radarsock (824) - Vermont, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím not sure how much exactly I paid for this, but Iím quite sure it didnít exceed $6. It was only a 650mL bottle, after all. I picked this up at New England Wine & Spirits earlier today. This looks like shit water... Iím not kidding. Hazy light brown with sediments clinging to the bottom. A few bubbles shown, but nothing beyond that. Nosed molasses, applesauce, and pecans, and a little faint honey. Tasted literally of molasses and applesauce. That sounds good in theory, but the molasses totally dominated the apple notes, making it taste less like a cider and more like some Bruery experiment. Kind of an oversweet mess.
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark amber with almost no head. Aroma of apples, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is heavily sweet. Apples with molasses and brown sugar. Full bodied with a thick sticky texture. Soft carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, very good. Pretty sure I could drink this everyday.
b3shine (4460) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a fairly transparent amber with off-white lacing that dissipates pretty quickly. Smells and tastes of off-flavored cider with an unbalanced molasses presence and off yeast notes. Average (at best) on the palate. Not good.
demmbonz (451) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can to shaker. Sweet aroma. Darker golden yellow. Interesting bitter flavor playing with the sweetness.
NeoHippie2 (799) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one the same night I had The Saint variety of Crispin. Pours a dark brown, no head. Aromas of apples and molasses with some yeast notes and almost a roasty character too. Flavor is apple with the molasses and yeast playing well off of each other. Iím a bit surprised by the reviews this one has gotten, I thought this was really interesting and pretty good too. Itís drier than The Saint but not super dry. Interesting concept, good cider.
Erikh04 (99) - - MAY 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Would not get this one again.
DrSilverworm (5051) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, shared by Nate. Hazy amber brown color. No head or lace. Interesting nose - molasses, baked apple, big on the butterscotch. Flavor is a surprise - Smoke? Smoke... Kind of confusing for me, with the apple. Definite molasses (which I may be finding kind of smokey). Medium to big body. Lighter, soft carbonation. Very dry finish. Maybe even some kind of chalkiness in the finish - Joe said that where was "something lingering in the aftertaste" that he wasnít a fan of. Definitely something. Finish doesnít bother me too much, but itís definitely strange. That irish stout yeast is much different than it was in the Bird on the Wire I tried before this. Chewy, but much less pleasant and creamy. Possibly responsible for that chalkiness. It must have been the trappist yeast doing the legwork in the other cider. Sweet, light tart, light bitter taste. Kind of messy, not as tasty as the Bird on the Wire... But still, very interesting. I appreciate these kinds of creative efforts, especially in a style that is usually pretty straight forward
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep murky purplish brown color, few bubble edge head. Aroma of apple skins, grapes, subtle port wine. Taste is vinous as well, with port and vanilla in addition to the apples. Medium dry finish. Interesting and unique.