rudolf (2340) - 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.
_angst_ (2685) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of aniela. 2006 vintage. Pours murky reddish brown with no head. Smell is fruity and tiny spicy with concentrated apple must, cinnamon, overripe apples, raisins, moist soil and hints of lemon peal. Taste is sweet with overripe apples, raisins, figs, sweet sherry, cinnamon, moist wood and alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, sticky sweet, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and fruity with overripe apples, hay, figs, apple brandy, moist wood and hints of lemon peal. Nicely oxidised but the base Ice Cider isn’t very impressive.
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a store in San Diego. Cloudy copper/golden color, no head. Overripe apple aroma, woody, caramel, innamon notes, apple peels, slightly sourish. Sweet apple flavor, caramel, grapes, earthy, applepie, warming alcohol, yeast notes. Nice and interesting.
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 vintage, fancy green glass bottle with yellow wax pours with a murky messy looking amber body that has thin copper hues. The aroma entices with billowing caramel candy notes as well as butterscotch candy and toffee. Wow! Cool. The taste is virtually the same as smooth caramel candy and toffee notes rule the experience and thin snippets of apple are noticed out at the flavor periphery.
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown pour. Looks and smells of natural apple juice with a good dose of caramel. Very sweet, very tasty.
brokensail (10735) - 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 (8332) - 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 (9585) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 (3984) - 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 (13353) - 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 (8170) - , 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.