Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, 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.
BelgianBeerGal (3837) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle that Mom found in the cabinet but who knows if it was mine or Zacís! Itís definitely a different cider. The aroma almost has a musty, red wine slant to it. The flavor starts and finishes with mild apples but there is some strange yeastiness in the middle. Nice to try something different but this was miss for me overall.
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear deep amber.. slightly bubbly. Aroma is like apples with brown sugar, butterscotch and fig. Flavor follows suit...notable molasses...really tastes like a blend of cider and Irish stout...delicious. Mouthfeel is full and almost sticky with a lingering molasses/apple autumnal finish.
slowrunner77 (10078) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"this is the one that got my attention on the shelf - being brewed with stout yeast - so we ended up doing a 3 cider tasting. all were nice, this was the most unique, possibly the least drinkable. depends on your mood i guess. in the mood for cider, this ainít your huckleberry. want a liquified molasses cookie? well here you go! apple elements greatly overshadowed by molasses and a nice dry yeasty spice (subtle). poured a dark amber/brown with a fuller feel thean either the honey crsip or saint. overkill on the molasses, but glad to have tried it."
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 (2816) - 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 (1146) - Massachusetts, 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 (2912) - 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 (8105) - Indiana, 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 (716) - Erin, 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 (1074) - 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.