michaelinwa (551) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear pour, mild aroma. Taste is well into the dry range, but not tart. The "fire barrel" theme does not really pan out here. I guess there may be some barrel note in the background, particularly the finish, but it’s a stretch. It is however a nice, balanced, and very drinkable drier cider, so I did enjoy it.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear yellow and a large fizzy white head that lasts longer than most ciders. Strongly sulfury and bretty aroma, English style it would seem, which I wasn’t expecting. Floral, mild oak lactone. A bit peppery, mild sweetness, zesty acid balance. Flavors are medium dry, lightly funky (leathery, manure), a touch of sulfur, mild oak, some salinity, grassy. Off dry but with a strong acid balance, medium minerality. Very lightly chlorophenolic. Medium carbonation, medium0full bodied for a cider. Light tannin, slightly warming.
daknole (8331) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow pour, no real head. Sour apples, some light oak, very little bourbon noticeable. Ok cider underneath, barrel aging adds something pretty neat, but very lightly.
Jow (1819) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had immediatly after the dry hopped cider. This is slightly less refreshing due to bourbon aging but not quite dessert level. You get tart apples, with light bourbon sweetness, oak, vanilla, and some light lemon. decent cider but im no expert in this field
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden. Aroma is apple and light bourbon. Taste is sweet with medium body. Decent.
MarinaMarket (207) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic high quality cider, mild barrel notes, well balanced. based on other reviews, I was expecting more barrel, but I am happy with the clean cider flavor and subtle notes of wood.
luttonm (2049) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from The Pine Box in Seattle, shared with Britt (thanks Britt!). Rich yellow-gold, some bubbles. Cedar wood, bourbon, crisp apples. cinnamon-hot tinge with clear wood and tart apples. Incredibly tasty, with strange and intriguing barreling. The hotness of the wood really adds something up front, but it does not get in way of clean flavors at the finish.
madvike (2539) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from brewolf...thanks Michael! - Pours clear dark golden with no head. Nose is subtle caramel apple, bitter, with an odd chemical smell. Pleasant, but still odd. Taste is dry, with white grape, bitter apple skins, and a nice juicy tartness. A bit watery, with no carbonation. Interesting, but it doesn’t quite pull it off.
after4ever (5859) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500. Pours a slightly hazy burnished medium amber. No head or lace. Gorgeous big sweet red apple nose, fruity and sugary with underlying tartness. Creamy medium body, modest carb. Crisp and pearlike, barrel quality present but not dominant. Nice cider.
Keepthereceipt (3) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Started out with a pretty strong bourbon flavor, but the more I drank the more the flavor mellowed. Overall it was very enjoyable to drink.
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