madvike (3200) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 vintage from pepsiedcan...thanks Andy! - Pours cloudy caramel with no head. Nose is sweet, juicy apple cider, real crisp and tart. Notes of caramel, apple skins, oak, and a tinge of booze. The taste...whoa. Never tasted any beverage quite like this before. Being my first ice cider, not sure if this is what they all taste like. It coats your mouth with a watered-down caramel apple sweetness. light baking spice and overripe apples fill the mouth. Wow. Just intense apple cider flavor, real concentrated. I can’t tell if I love or hate the mouthfeel. It’s real viscous, which accentuates the mouth-coating feeling. This is a dessert wine in the truest sense, and I can’t help but feel like this should be served in a tiny glass after a great meal or poured over ice cream. I’m not doing this beverage justice drinking half the bottle in a tulip glass on a Monday night.
PhillyCraft (5736) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 Bottle, compliments of Matt, shared with some heads. Pours a clearish copper color with zero head and lacing. Aromas of apple skins, toffee, apple pie. Taste is sweet apple pie crust, with honey, cinnamon, and raisins also present. Mouthfeel was soft and chewy. Medium to fuller bodied cider. This one blew us away.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml Bottle (at 7%ABV per the Bottle).: Heavily sweet aroma of Port Wine, honey, and some almonds. Poured dark brown in color with a loose, tan head around the edges only. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Full of tiny, small, medium, large, and huge-sized particles throughout. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of Port wine, slight apple, slight almond, and honey. Medium to full body. Viscous, coating texture. Heavily sweet, Port wine, almond, vanilla finish.
Geokkjer (7331) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle2009@Ulfborg.Pours amber. Aroma of ripe apples, sugar, some apple peel and caramel. Flavor is sweet apple candy with some sour and ripe apple notes , warming. Medium to full body.
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2009 vintage. An amber colored cider, flat and oily. Soft and rounded on the nose, with some alcohol hints. Lots of apples though. A touch of caramel too. A tasteful one, with lots of apples and sweetness, and some orchard. Dry on the palate even though it’s quite sweet. Really lasting finish with apples and sweetness. Maybe a bit too sweetish and low on alcohol, but it’s still a damn tasteful drink. 120623
Meilby (10939) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml @ fonefan
Pours clear golden. Aroma has notes of sweet red apples and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet with a sweet dry finish. Body is full, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is flat.
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. No head. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich intense apples, notes of alcohol and finishes nice and sweet.
chrisv10 (15274) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle., 2009. Clear amber with no head. Aroma is apples, fruit and a little sugar. Flavour is apples, medium sweet, intense, fruit, sugar, wood and a little dry.
tgncc (3094) - 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 (5727) - 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.