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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This single-varietal ice cider is being aged in a French oak barrel, imparting structure and delicate spice. Northern Spy is an antique variety of apple that was one of the three most popular in America at the end of the 19th century. It has a sweetly tart flavor that is superbly enhanced by the oak. Brix after concentration: 35 Alcohol by volume: 10% Residual sugar: 15% Titratable acidity: 1.2%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (4234) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4213) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
Pours clear darker amber. Aroma is clean apples apple seeds fruity slightly sweet. Flavor is so sweet fullbodied apples nice touch of sppke seeds a bit acidy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 Bottle (2009)… This cider rocks!… Clear, perfectly amber cider with thick, long legs. The aroma offers apples and spiciness – earthy and fruity with subtle peppery, woody nuances. Full-bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is moderately sour and quite fruity – almost Granny Smith-like. Certainly sweet, but offers loads of acidity as well. Lasting tart finish. Another world class ice cider hauled down to Florida by MartinT!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (11786) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle. 2009- Pours orange gold - nose/taste of oak, caramel apple, frozen apple and cinnamon - medium body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 Sampled @ Astor Wines. My favorite newly discovered apple varietal this week. Clear, orange maple/amber color. Very still, very leggy. Smells of bold, compact apples, maple, & a touch of vanilla & something veggy. One side is full of honey & gummy bears flavors. The other is full of tart, juicy apples, with a hard, acidic punch. It cuts it well. A bit hot. Suckling sweet, with a strong, potent, woodsy edge. Invigorating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6651) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 Bottle sampled at 61 Local with Linh during cider NYC 2012. Paired with the Moss End Blue. Pours a deep amber golden body with no lacing. Aroma is sweet apple syrup, perfume, flowers and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of apple, super sugary apples, skins, syrup, and a light floral perfume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalumeaux (567) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Poured from 200ml bottle batch 2012ns201 thanks AdamJackson. Pours amber gold. Aromas of crisp apple and honey. Taste is awesome, smooth and silky, crisp apple and a hint of vanilla. I could drink this every day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle shared in London - sourced from Vermont. Vintage 2011. Pours rich, clear amber-gold with a bubbly head. Dense apple juice aroma, a bit of apple pie, cinnamon. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with meaty, ripe apple some spices, hearty alcohol, cognac, mild tartness, caramel. Full bodied, oily and chewy, soft. Hot finish with more ripe apples, apple pie filling, subtle wintery spice, a bit of bread, decent acidity. Quite robust, but the acidic bite really takes the edge off. Wonderful stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
375mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a clear orange amber with no head. Nose is decadent, with toffee, caramel apple, and candied sugar. Flavour is very sweet, with treacle toffee, caramel, and sweet red apples. Sweet but not cloying. Wonderful stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2010
375mL Bottle poured at "Northern Spy Oak-Aged" at CiderDays 2010. Dark amber-orange pour, caramel colored. Light apple sweetness aroma, subdued. Flavors and textures reveal a great tartness balanced with clean, buttery sweetness. Booze is well restrained and there’s the faintest hint of funk within. Earthy. The oak adds a nice mature snap to a very sugary beverage. Enjoyable.

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