JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Viscous dark golden pour, no head. Rich sweet malic tartness to the aroma, not overly sharp. Super-sweet start, moderate tartness in the middle, nice finish a balance between tart and sweet. Very nice.
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bouteille claire, avec bouchon de liège, de 375 ml (tube cylindrique) achetée au Mondial des Cidres de Glace du Québec 2008 (Rougemont, QC). Arôme: Odeur de pommes sucrées avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est dorée. Saveur: Goût de pommes et de cassonade avec une pointe d’érable. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture sirupeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de sirop d’érable légèrement brûlé en arrière goût. (Rating #2182)
beastiefan2k (2258) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL bottle shared by puzzl, thanks Andy, poured into a copita glass. Pours a very light copper color. Aroma is very earthy apple and a very woody apple. Taste is perfectly sweet, not too little not too much, with a nicely syrupy yet light mouthfeel. Its cider, what the hell else can I say about it? There is not alcohol flavor but an alcohol heft to it. The mouthfeel is very original for the ice ciders that I have tried.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 1425/5000 shared by puzzl. Mmm, mmm, I loves me some ice cider. Deep golden colour. Aroma is just loaded with concentrated, honey-laden apple and a soft sweet cinnamony spiciness. Really intensely fruity with lots of apple, a touch of tartness and even a bit of maple and brown sugar along the back. Sweet/tart, fruity and complex... awesome stuff.
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 1425, 2005 vintage. Golden amber pour. Delicious nose, rich apple, but quite typical. It does it very well though. Juicy, rich, super sweet apple flavor, a touch of spice, brown sugar. Tough to call this complex but it is a perfect example of cryo-extracted ice cider. As good as Neige.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 Bottle No. 2872 - 2006 vintage.... This cider rocks!... Pours clear and deeply golden. Thick, creamy legwork reminiscent of a gallon of paint that has been splashed against a wall and begins to cascade its way toward the floor in a dense sheet. Nice apple, brown sugar and cinnamon nose – sweet and fruity with a suggestion of acidity and spice. Full-bodied with a mildly syrupy mouthfeel. Huge, sweet apple flavor up front that envelopes my palate, then slowly makes the transition toward gentle acidity on the sides of my tongue and back of my throat. Sweet and warming in the end. Thanks go out to TheCheeseMan for saving the last of the bottle for me and giving me the empty!
dchmela (2539) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 vintage, bottle #2872 of 5000. Cheeseman hooketh up. Pours a clear dark orange. Nice straight apple aroma, not too sweet not tart, but little bits of both peeking through. Crisp clean sweet apple taste with hints of spices. Complex and tasty.
TheEpeeist (3137) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle, 2006. Clear dark straw with a few tiny bubbles. Nose is almost apple cider vinegar with hints of vanilla and pear nectar. A touch syrupy. Taste is apple preserves with a bit of woodiness and apple skins. Very close to a mead with minimal contrasting tartness. Not La Face Cachée but still good.
GodOfThunder (1243) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Cheeseman coming through with some clutch Ice Cider hitting. 2006 bottle, #2872. A clear brandy color tastes of concentrated apple juice, white wine, cane sugar and a little honey. Pucker up, there’s a little tartness, too. Has a strong sweet flavor and a lot of complexity. Fantastic.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006 vintage, bottle #2872 of 5000. A dense, still, clear body is dark golden in color, clearly very concentrated. Sugary sheeting slowly slides down the curve of the glass. The aroma is straightforward, but supremely executed. Massively sweet notes of reduced, fresh-pressed cider comes along with just the right touch of tangy green apple acidity, as well as hints of cinnamon and caramel. Flavors follow suit exactly, ultra-concentrated, sweet-tart apples taking top billing. It seems like there’s about 50 apples pressed into this small bottle. Mild baking spices lends just a touch of welcomed complexity. The mouthfeel is dense, sugary, smooth and sweet, just like an ice cider should be. This is fantastic stuff, rivaling the La Face Cachée lineup.