Sledutah (6389) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the RB Best Awards
Clear dark golden with a small white head, no lacing. Aroma of ripe apples and caramel. Flavors of apples and sugar
hackobock (2754) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2016 January 16, 2016. Bottles, vintage 2011 and 2013.
Amber with no head. Aroma is baked apples with a light skin tartness, vanilla, caramel, raisin notes.
Taste is medium sweet, tart and fruity. Finish is tart apples, sweet baked apples, vanilla, caramel and hints of dried fruits. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, no carbonation.
2013 is more fruity whereas 2011 has more dried fruits and caramel notes.
linusb (350) - SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Quite dark coloured, a bit brownish N: concentrated apple juice, baked apple T: apple, plum, dark berries O: Very nice balanced tart and sweet!
_angst_ (4124) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles received through the Eden Ice Cider Club. Labeled 2011NS201 and 2013NS101. Pours clear amber leaving some prominent legs on the glass. Smell is heavy fruity with concentrated apple must, caramel, toffee, charred wood, vanilla, hay, minerals, lemon peal and hints of apple pie spices. Taste is sweet, sour and heavy fruity. mouthfeel is round, heavy oily, tart and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and sour with concentrated apple must, raisins, caramel, charred wood, hay, minerals, lemon peal and alcohol. 2011NS201 provides even deeper caramel and raisins notes with leather and fat concentrated sweet and tart apples. 2013NS101 is good but 2011NS201 is plain amazing!
rlgk (15792) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Happy New Beer in Sätila 160116. 2011 and 2013 version tested together. Clear amber/orange color, no head. Fresh overripe apple aroma, caramel, oak notes. Fresh overripe apple flavor, funky, yeast notes, caramel, grapes, spicy notes, apple pie. Great mouthfeel.
ctipping (693) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 mL bottle. Clear amber. Smells of green apples. Very acidic, but some sugars behind it. Really sharp apple flavor, but not quite green apples. It does have a bit of a vegetal flavor in the back end. Medium heavy. Very sharp and tart. Not my favorite Eden cider.
adnielsen (10310) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to Lukaduke. Another completely dried out cork from Eden. Not sure if I mis-stored these bottles or if their corks just suck ass. Dark golden orange appearance with no head. Caramel, sugar, hint of rubber, booze, baked apples in the nose. Medium body. Not overly gooey. The flavor is also not overly sweet compared to some ice ciders. Vanilla, toffee, caramel, and candy. A little boozy. Good but probably not $25 good.
jtclockwork (12131) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2009- Pours orange gold - nose/taste of oak, caramel apple, frozen apple and cinnamon - medium body
vtafro (5514) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles, drinking 2009 and fresh. Dark Amber pour with no head. Apple sweet, tart aromas, got herbal with some time. Herbal, Apple, sweet maple tones.
tom10101 (4512) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
How: Sample (1½ oz) at Northern Kingdom Tasting Center.
>>> An elegant, wonderfully complex and incredibly tasty ice cider with a flavor profile leaning toward liquorous wine and Sauternes. Wow!
- Clear bright orangey-golden color leaving long sticky legs on the glass.
- The complexity of this one is just out of this world. Flavors are swirling between sweet decadent apples, bright acidic presence and superb oak features... and yet this is still wonderfully balanced.
- The oak-aging is suiting this one like a glove.
- I love the liquorous Sauternes-like flavor profile.
- Medium body. Liquorous and rather tannic. Finish is impressive with a mouth coating sweetness cut by a sharp acidity, followed by a much welcome alcohol warming and ending with mild lingering oak spiciness.
- This is a masterpiece!
Flavors: Baked apples, oak, wood spiciness, apple sauce, alcohol, winey notes, toffee, butter (in a good way).