tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is very sweet, overripe apples, concentrated brown sugar, caramel. The appearance is a deep brown, flat, no head. The flavor is again sweet, apples, overly ripe apple peels in particular, brown sugar, caramel. The finish is the same. Medium to medium thick in body. Not bad at all. Syrupy. Not as interesting as I thought it would be.
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to adneilsen for sharing - aroma of overripe, lightly oxidized apple flesh, caramel/butter/toffee, cinnamon - sweet, whole apple flavor - skin, core - sweet apple pie filling, nutmeg, cinnamon - lightly acidic finish - lingering caramel and overripe apple - a pretty nice, sweet cider.
adnielsen (9891) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Brandon’s house. A hazy, copper orange appearance with little to no head. Toasty, caramel, light apple, a touch vinous aroma. Somewhat syrupy, buttery, caramel apple, light toffee flavor. Interesting to try.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is clear reddish with no head, and no carbonation. Aroma brings notes of green apple, caramel, toffee, some sweet sugary notes. Taste is a mix of caramel apple notes, hints of tart apples as well, hints of sweet caramel, finishes with a hint of some slight spice. Fairly nice, sweet for sure.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2006. Bottle. Gift from Sarah. Thank you! I feel bad that this one struggled. The wax was crumbly and when I went to twist off the cork, it snapped of at the neck. The remaining cork was dusty and bone dry and had a weird residue on the bottom. Aromas immediately revealed significant oxidation. The flavors less so, but still a bit mangled. This does have some incredibly fresh sweet cider flavors. The alcohols and by-products are a bit feral and earthy, but the base cider flavor is fantastic.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured amber with no head smelled apples wood and syrupy. Tasted syrupy apple and a slight woody taste great cider
vtafro (4424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at cider tasting. Murky brown pour with no head, n/a apple cider looking. Maple, apple and floral aroma tones. Apple flavor with with a touch of maple after taste.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hazy pour with a burnished bronze colour. The nose is soft and chewy. A bit of sweet dried fruit. Peach and pears in addition to the requisite baked apple. There is also a complex sort of maple-like aroma. Sweet and a little bit of soft leathery character. Rich and chewy. It’s pretty tasty.
tnkw01 (1283) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is my first iced cider. Really tasty. Tastes of tasty apple dessert. Aroma, plesant apple perfume. Golden sunshine color. Really good.
markwise (4606) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to gunhaver for sharing this one at the So Long Sea Bass Tasting. Vintage 2005? Pours a still dark yellow-brown. Nose is tart apples, some earthy spice, and concentrated sweetness. Flavor is similar- a sweet, concentrated apple cider that has a hint of spice with the deep, sweet apple flavor. Thick mouthfeel and enjoyable.