GRM (2689) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glass, 5 ounces, during the 2011 Festibière de Québec, savoured on September 2 2011; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, no head; nose: candied apple, concentrated apple, tropical fruits; mouth: intense, candied apples, concentrated apple, acidity, sweet finale in concentrated apple, full body, rather sweet, liqueur-like texture; overall: quite fine
Verre, 5 onces, durant le Bières et saveurs de Chambly, savourée le 2 septembre 2011; œil : cuivrée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse; nez : pomme confite, pomme concentrée, fruits tropicaux; bouche : intense, pommes confites, pomme concentrée, acidité, finale sucrée en pomme concentrée, corsée, peu carbonatée, plutôt sucrée, texture liquoreuse; en résumé : bien bon
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 16, 2011 - 200ml bottle from glouglouburp shared with MesandSim, harrisoni, ndon, madmitch. Not quite as good as the regular cryo, but helldamn, very good for all that! Overripe apple (not oxidized, just ... tangy) - acidic, alcohol - taste follows, a little blush sweetish wine in the mix - slick, not too sweet, solid acidic finish, well-balanced - in the upper range of ice ciders.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to HogTownHarry. This was amazing! Still dont really get it, but wow it tasted good. Pours thick orange. Smells quite boozy, but is so smooth. brandy apple is the best way i can describe it.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks a million to HogTownHarry.
My god. This is ridiculously good. I always struggle to rate ice ciders. They’re all sweet, full bodied and adorable. This excells at all three. The aroma is best described in one word. DEEP. The flavour is ecstatic. Phenominally sweet but not at all cloying. Very slight sherbetty fling in the middle gives way to an amazing slap in the face of kiwi, strawberry and some late late apricot. All killed to death by Guatemalan insanity apples. My god. Stupendously good stuff.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle 10%. clear rich amber colour. Very appley aroma. Bit of demerrara sugar. Kiwi fruit on finish. Wow sweet as hell but thats pretty special. Wow that is sooooooooo good
JAXSON (513) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 bottle, thanks Fred! Pours a clear copper with pink/red edges, looks a lot darker than most apple ice wine. Nose is really rich and complex, with this baked caramel apple, cloves, pear, honey. Texture is fairly thin. Flavor is quite sweet with a great baked apple quality, caramel. Very focused and not overly hot. Awesome.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… This cider rocks!… Clear, lovely, deep amber cider. The nose rewards me with baked apples and spice layered upon a tannic, earthy component. Full-bodied and nearly chewy. The flavor is quite sweet and super fruity - baked apple intermingled with suggestions of spicy cinnamon and clove. An earthy, tree bark nuance is present as well. Finishes uber sweet and fruity, then fades and transforms into blessed acidity. World class ice cider shipped from Canada to my front door by Glouglouburp!
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Max and Jess’s housewarming. Orange pour with tan head. Sweet apple, caramel and honey like tones. Sweet but, has a touch of tart apple.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just another example of the sick stuff hopscotch generously shares with his friends. This was my first experience with ice cider, and I like it. Clear deep amber in color with no head. Apple and cinnamon nose. The taste is ultra smooth with sweet red apple, caramel, and brown sugar flavors. At 10% this shit is freakin’ dangerous. I really really dig it.......
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Mondial du Cidre de glace 2011.
Aroma : Nice lychee and vanilla. Dry and tart apples.
Taste : Light lychee and vanilla. Light caramel.
Overall : Wow this was very different from the others. Very intresting. Sometimes it seems Ice Ciders pretty much taste all alike but this one was definitely different which is nice.