brokensail (12899) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks again to Steve for this bottle. Slightly cloudy amber pour. Lots of butterscotch on the nose. Caramel, baked apple, and some slight cardboard/oxidation. Taste is typically sweet, but heavy on the butterscotch candies. Caramel sauce, baked apple, slight buttery pie crust, and light cardboard. A bit of sherry, too.
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Bottle ][ brokensail ][ 375ml ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Vintage 2006. Clear, chill hazed red amber pour. No legs. Nose is salty, sweaty, buttery strawberry biscuit and jam. Taste is salty, Worcestershire, tannic, watery, overly salty, savory. Odd. Not so great.
BeerandBlues2 (10700) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber. Aroma is caramel, apples, and light oxidation (sherry). Flavor is blended apple varieties, caramel, earthy notes and a sweet finish. Medium to full body.
ClubGonzo (4618) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body, completely still. Nose is raisins, prunes, oxidized apples and hints of wood. Taste is intense apple flavor with huge tones of prunes, sherry, dark fruits, wood and hints of toffee and brown sugar. Dense body. Not much pears to identify. Pretty nice, and very different.
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Mikkeller&Friends. Clear deep dark amber - no head. High apple. Sweetness. Lovely apple. Acid notes. Freshness. And heavy. Tartness. Wooden notes. Light peppery. Red apples.
jtclockwork (10658) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose is caramel apple, dank apple, cinnamon and brown sugar. Taste is the same but more heavy on the caramel side. Some nice rich apple in the background. Medium body. Tasty.
Pinball (11335) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden orange small bubbly head. Flavor is concentrated apple caramel vanilla aroma is fresh apple, sweet.
egajdzis (5550) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky amber color with no head. Aroma of wood, smoke, sweet apples, and vanilla. Taste of apples, wood, light vanilla, and a sweet finish.
Damico (2868) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours darker, unclear amber with a smaller white head, almost no head really. Aroma brings some sweet caramel and apples, wow. The flavor is even better! It brings apples, butterscotch, and toffee. It is not overly sweet by any means, and no booze at all. The apples settle with a decent sweetness so nicely on the palate. Basically, it is a liquefied caramel apple, like at Halloween.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 Bottle from vbm. Slightly murky deep gold. Nose is apples and cinnamon, rich honey, earth, some mustiness. Flavor follows with lots of sweet Apple & honey, light acidity, medium caramel. Quite nice. Certainly not as intense as the Quebec ciders but way more drinkable.