Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Courtesy of Will and Mike, thank you gentlemen! Bright golden color. Tons of apple, lemon in the nose. Lots of apple flavor, clean and bright taste, a great palate cleanser. Good stuff.
Tmoney99 (9974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Keg Liquor. Poured clear copper color with a minimal white head that diminished quickly with minimal lacing. Moderate aroma of tart apple and spice. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet apple flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from a 22oz bottle purchase at FreshCraft in Denver, Colorado. Pretty hazy light golden orange appearance. Spicy apple aroma- hints of nutmeg, vanilla, and definitely cinnamon. I could smell the beer from three feet away and it smells like fresh apple pie. Cinnamon and almost a roasty apple flavored body. A little wine-like as other ciders usually are but it is less pronounced than others.
Drake (7839) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy pale orange color with no head. Aroma is sweet, syrupy apples with a bit of a tart note, much like apple juice. Taste is tart apples, cinnamon, maple and vanilla that shows up more as the cider warms. Very well spiced and very tasty. Medium bodied.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with sediment on the bottom. Pours a hazy golden body with a white ring. Some bubbles rising throughout. Aroma of apple juice, cinnamon, brown sugar, maple and a bit of raisins. Sweet, earthy and slightly minerally. Light alcohol tinge. Flavor is a whole lot better than the regular Scrumpy. Still sweet, but not cloying. More of an applesauce thing going on. Cinnamon, minerals, vanilla. Light bubbles and a decent thickness (high F.G.). Light tangy citrus-apple pie thing going on in the finish.
Still un-naturally sweet, but loads better than their first attempt. They actually make the sweetness work in this one.
GT2 (7715) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL. Pours a low haze darker peach. Soda white foam. Nose is tangerine, apple pie, a quick waft of funky acetic. Moving to more and more acetic. Taste is apple pie, cinnamon, some oil, tangerine, mild acetic sourness. Yummy, funky.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a viscous slightly hazy golden brass color with a thin ring of white bubbles. Has a sweet apple juice nose with some light grassy hay and mild fruity tartness. Starts with a thick sweet applesauce flavor and a touch of cinnamon along with some good light tart balance before a sticky sweet apple finish. Has a nice full apple flavor, about halfway to being an ice cider.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber. Poured clear honeyed golden with just a few loose bubbles around the edges.. nice color to it. The aroma picked up sweeter, juicy apples paired with cinnamon, maple, and a little honey.. more warm, wintery spices on the back of the nose.. quite nice. The flavor found more juicy apples and a touch of pear at the core, with complementary cinnamon, tangy apple skins, and a hint of maple around.. finished with good balance between sweet, tangy, and spicy. Medium-bodied with low carbonation.. good feel on the palate.. great drink!
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light amber brown without much of a head. A touch vinous, with a bit of cinnamon, and some old apple aromas. Medium bodied, very little carbonation. Earthy cinnamon and some sweet vanilla. Lightly sweet finish with more vanilla and warmed apple pie.
Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Head is initially very small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is notes of decaying apple peels, apple juice, brown sugar, raisin. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy carbonation.
The apple scent is sadly a bit rotten, and while I don’t really get the impression of cinnamon or vanilla, there’s definitely something adjuncty in it...seems more sugary than anything though. Mediocre and a bit novelty-ish.