ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of kmweaver. Clear, still, apple juice colored body. The cider is incredibly thick and leaves legs on the glass. Sweet, musty, apple nose with hints of honey and pears and alcohol. Taste is very sweet with apples, raw sugar, fruit skin tannins and honey. Full body is soft, sticky and still with a warm finish.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL bottle, courtesy of radiomgb. Thanks, Jeff! Pours a brilliant, oily honey-orange color; headless; so oily it barely grows legs at first; then, thick. Apples you can smell from across the room: slightly tart, fresh apples, a bit of funk and mustiness; nothing overly sticky, though definitely sweet; very well-hidden alcohol; apples, apples, apples. Full mouthfeel: impressively dense and warming; oily, fresh apple character; not juice, not sweetened, just dense, intricate pressed iced apples. Lengthy finish, showing tons of apples (surprise!), residual sugar, and some light tartness; ends without stickiness. Beautifully done.
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample thanks to kmweaver. Huge, thick, oily, vinuous legs that stick to the side of the glass. Huge, rich, resinous, sweet apple flavor - sugary, a little boozy but not too much, tangy, peppery red apples and a light touch of white grapes. Really, really delicious.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml split on Valentines Day. I’m not as crazy about this as I have been with past samples. Perhaps it’s now that I have so much of it, or that I’m drinking so much more. The sweetness becomes a bit cloying after a while, and the alcohol presence is strong. It is still delicious, with a supernaturally thick body, delicious apple and grape sugar. There is a touch of acidity early in the sip, with a bit of cookie and cake later. Apples taste is very young, green, not the old, rich apple I’ve noticed in Neige and other frozen-juice ice ciders. I couldn’t possibly deny the greatness of this beverage, but truth to be told, it’s not one meant for even moderately large quantities of drinking.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Vintage 2002: 3962/5000. Pours a still, gradient orange body with some nice viscous legs. The aroma consists of some sweet baked apples, brown sugar, and some tart skins. The tartness wafts towards your eyes but becomes counterbalanced with some fruity, almost banana-sweetness and alcohol. Lingering apple finish.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 [1045-20080112] 375mL (w/ garthicus, HogTownHarry, jerc, mds, Radek Kliber). Lightly grilled apple skins aroma. Clear, orange amber body with no head. Sweet apple skin and toasty apple fruit flavour. Medium body is sweet and smooth. Beautiful... Great balance. (8/3/10/5/18) 4.4
[5704B-20130817] Bottle. Sweetened applesauce aroma. Clear, amber body with no lasting head and some legs. Sweet caramel apple flavour has a long super-sweet candy aftertaste. Medium body. Wonderful. (9/3/8+/4/17) 4.1
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml Clear bottle 375ml 3962/500
Appearance: Thick high viscosity , amber like cider.3+
Nose :Huge , aroma produced by this drink , tart apple , sugars with. Superb blend of tart and caramel notes 8-.
Flavor/Palate : Sweet apple flavour best choice apples. Impeccable quality is felt all around. Warming alcohol soften with sticky, sugary feel ending with golden apple burst. Yum.
garthicus (2861) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow - I thought I knew cider until I sampled this, cheers Jerc for bringing this gem along. Apple skins, over-ripe apple aroma; pink-red colour. Sticky apple-pear/peach flavour, sweet but not sickly, juicy and tart, incredible. The alcohol is well hidden and I really have never tried anything like this. Slainte.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 2002 Vintage via a trade from Boutip. Bottle 3962 of 5000. Golden yellow not quite orange body has nice syrupy legs on the glass. (3+) Sweet sugary aroma, shy radiantly glorious apples making brief appearances. Very sweet flavour, lightly tannic and tart touches in the middle. Sweet apple flavour baked apples, light note of skins, mild sugary sweetness. Smooth full syrupy palate. This was an amazing cider, but I again find myself craving a bit more acidity to balance the sweetness. Very satisfying to finally track this down.
ScoobySnacks (2) - CANADA - JAN 2, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Quite simply the best ice cider in the world. Extraordinarily complex nose. Made from the rare apples that freeze on the tree. This ice cider adds the complexity of noble rot to the concentrated taste of ice cider.