DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
RBSG 2016 shared at the Grand Tasting. Bottle, 2010 vintage. Orange-tinged golden with high viscosity and long slow legs. Sweet cooked pear/apple, caramel, pie crust, light vanilla. Sublime.
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at RBSG tasting. Pours a clear golden color with no head. The aroma and flavor have sweet pear, some apple like notes, signs of the alcohol, hints of floral character, thicker, syrupy, but very solid, I haven’t had many of these but this was good.
AdamChandler (4518) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
looks okay, kind of a dense amber apple juice. the nose is actually quite weak. there is a little cranberry aroma in there. taste is similar. not thick or dense, slightly bits of brandy in here. apple throughout but more of a sweet and really violent in your face apple flavor, almost too much despite the very weak mouthfeel
JStax (5222) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at RBSG. The cider is a clear yellow with no head. The aroma has thick apple sauce notes. Vanilla, nutmeg, subtle clove. Sweet. Thick. Big body.
jtclockwork (14963) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours yellow gold - nose/taste of caramel, nutty pear and frozen apple - full body
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at RBSG PGH 2016 Grand Tasting. Crystal clear golden color. Aroma of dusty pear and perfume. Taste is sweet pear, but not overly sweet, oily mouthfeel. Very tasty.
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2010 version and a big thanks to Duffman for this! Had it at the RBSG Pgh 2016 grand tasting. So beautiful in the mild fruity perfume aroma, makes me think of sex and this girl has legs too boot, right up to her ass. First taste is oh so good and gracious, so civilized with its sweet waxy feel. So strong too, I haven’t had many iced ciders (and this is a perry) but it seems to bring more heat than I’m used to. Mouthfeel is so smooth and civilized, yummy! Makes me all happy inside. Great stuff! this stuff ROCKS! Thanks duff!
djd07 (10038) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RSBG Grand Tasting. Pours a clear gold with no head. The aroma is honey, pear, booze. Medium body, honey, apple, booze, very nice.
Nate (4187) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 200mL bottle, RBSG grand tasting. Vapory pear aroma, sweet and ethereal. Great nose. Clear liquid with light amber hue. Still with medium heavy body. Pear cider - alcohol, intense sweet pear flavor, like pear in heavy syrup. Delicious.
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at rbsg. Clear gold. Soft yellow apple nose. Heat. Big sweetness. Very thick and rich. I feel heat going down. This is pretty awesome. Maybe my first of the style, and certainly of this quality.