magsinva (1073) - Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - They start with an average cider and then they aged it, which gives it some interest, but doesn’t remove the lingering mediocrity of the base cider. They need to work on their base cider. So far, their ciders all leave me with a vague feeling of disappointment and, sadly, this one is no different.
slowrunner77 (9013) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Best cider I’ve ever had to date, hands down. Crispin is always on the forefront and this is their masterpiece. Some combo of apple wines aged in rye whiskey barrels blended with cider & Gravensteins juice. The barreling is quite subtle but leaves such a pleasant aftertaste. The apples really shine , fresh & sweet, and the abv is just right."
rumproasts (4700) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. deep golden with minimal head. it’s hard to go wrong with a bourbon barrel aged cider. oak and whiskey, plenty of apple, and perhaps a touch of vanilla.
crossovert (10692) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very mild. Booze forward in the flavor but not the harshenss of the mouthfeel it is quite smooth.
Travlr (19572) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear golden color. Aroma of lightly spiced pear and apple. Taste is sweet with vanilla, fruit, sulphur, white wine, spice.
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet fresh apple, oak and light whiskey aroma Hazy honey gold with a thin white ring. Sweet-tart apple, oak, subtle whiskey flavor. Light body, lively carbonation. I’m a sucker for apples and oak, they were made for each other.
Atom (2046) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours a cloudy golden/yellow with a small quickly disappearing head. Aroma is nice clean sweet dry apples with undertones of play-doh like whiskey, a nice balance. Taste is very clean sweet crisp apples with oaky vanilla and whiskey notes, slight tart. Very pleasant, glad I sat on this for awhile it’s drinking great right now.
Ughsmash (7503) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured cloudy, brighter golden with a white head that fizzled down quickly. The aroma picked up sweeter whiskey and juicy apples, joined by a little oak.. whiskey increased toward the back of the nose.. very nice stuff. The flavor found tart apple skins and oak throughout, with earthy whiskey joining on the middle and carrying through the finish.. very tasty! Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. interesting and complementary use of the barrel.. this was really good.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Two 12 oz. bottles bought at Whole Foods P Street in DC. Drank right out of the bottle, for lack of a glass at a picnic. Really lovely combination on both the nose and taste of crisp, fresh autumnal apple, touches of boozy heat, spicy and vanilla and butterscotch sweet barrel notes, and complex tannic bite. Really lovely combination of sweet apple, light funk, and spicy whiskey. Damn tasty.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of CanIHave4Beers. Thanks, Andy! Not a beer I would have sought out, but really glad to have had it. Pours hazy pale yellow with a thin white head. Nose mixes sweet and tart apples, sour wood, sugar, and booze. Some slight banana notes. Earthy. Taste shows more of the whiskey and adds some tart apple peel. Lively palate.