3fourths (8881) - 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 (6885) - 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 (2840) - 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 (9154) - 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.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Huge thanks for sharing this rare and expensive little gem. The still body is a thick, viscous, golden-orange honey color. The aroma is that of pure apple essence, as condensed and concentrated as can possibly be. It can only be described as the freshest apple juice you have ever encountered, painstakingly reduced to the nth degree. The flavor is inconceivably perfect, like a million fresh apples that have been crushed in the dead of winter, in the middle of the unadulterated wilderness, and somehow crammed into a tiny package. A thick, oily body glides over the tongue, effortlessly delivering the sweet apple goodness to each and every corner of the mouth. Finishes long and sweet, with the absolutely perfect amount of alcoholic heat. This represents the absolute pinnacle of the ice cider classification, and perhaps the dessert beverage genre as a whole. Simply outstanding!
fordest (2137) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Chris at the PP SAF. Aromas of apple. Suprise!. Fresh apple. Delicious apple. Flavors were similar. It was very sweet, and syrupy. Very viscous. Thick and full. But very tasty.