andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a clear dark copper. Aroma is cooked apple, spices, lightly tart and some apple pie like qualities. Flavour is apple pie filling, cooked apple, light tartness, light alcohol(not in an bad way), spices, and cinnamon.
Reimer96 (1576) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a clear orangish amber with no head or bubbles. Aroma of sweet apples, light tartness, Apple pie like sweetness with some spices. Taste is sweet apples, cinnamon, Apple pie with some tart apples and some light alcohol on the finish. First ice cider ever but this is just great... Complex, smooth and easy to drink.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Bright, burnt amber color; oily body, thick, substantially clear, & very still. Huge aroma of fresh, ripe, tart, & sweet apples, glazed with sugar & slightly caramelized. Loads of sweetness on the nose, but so very enticing. Hint of some warming spice, perhaps that could just be the booze creeping in. Flavor is even more explosive. So rich, sweet, decadent, & robust. Insanely pure & intensely sweet apple quality. Tart for only a moment before you’re launched into a land of residual & slightly burnt sugars. Sweet apple pieces, apple pie filling, honey, & even a touch of white wine-like acidity near the finish. Again, I get a slightly warming spice on the tongue, but it could just be from the alcohol. Still doesn’t seem anywhere close to 13% ABV, though. Smooth, semi-thick body; wet finish. Thanks to Jeff for introducing me to this god-nectar. Now I am forever cursing with spending the 30-40$ for a bottle whenever I see it. Absolutely delicious.
Travlr (16776) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of kraddel, thank you sir. Beautiful deep clear golden amber color. Intense apple aroma. Taste is only lightly sweet apple flesh, honey. Really nice.
berntholer (1473) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
no head. golden deep yellow colour. aroma is old cheese, floral, bit of candy. taste is rich apple juice, bit of candy with a nice sourish kick in the finish. leaves lacing and "tears" on the glass. dense mouthfeel, no carbonation. bottle, recolte 2010 / 12 abv / thanks rood for this awesome treat!
rood (60) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is very boozy, strawberry, cinnamon, apple. Taste is apple sweet candy. Synesthesia experience is pink. Awesome balance between the sugar and the malic acid. Good one!
olliejobbins (1433) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. 2010 vintage. clear golden/maple syrup colour leaving "legs" when moved around the glass. aroma is sweet, concentrated apples, a little alcohol and syrupy. taste is incredible. sticky feel in the mouth. just the right balance between alcohol and sweetness. obviously extremely apple-y. just as I expected it to taste if not better. incredibly easy to sip away.
emacgee (4422) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks a bunch jredmond! Clean tawny amber pour with a nice streaking on the glass. Deep and rich appley notes with a touch of almond, alcohol, orange rind, and dehydrated apple. Warming in the mouth with a depth of character that is quite nice. Warming alcohol on the finish with a full and syrupy finish. What a treat!
Lukaduke (2736) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clean medium honey golden color. Aromas are tart apple, baked apple pie, honey, beeswax and some floral hay. Palate follows with nice balance of sweetness and tangy tart apple. Lingers with a nice tannic structure and tons of layers of apple complexity.
GenDV138 (3722) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle, 2009 vintage. Trade from TimE. Clear golden brown with some bubbles but no head. Aromas of apples, vanilla, light booze. Tastes of big sweet and tart apples, light booze, vanilla, syrup. Medium-light body with a dry and warm finish. Low to still carbonation. Fantastic ice cider. Goes down way too easy for the ABV.