cards04 (2085) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks northopfrye. Pours a beautiful copper color with nice legs and sediment. This smells like apple heaven. Aromas of Macintosh apples and fresh baked apple pie. Candy apples and over ripe apples. Flavors are sweet buttery apple, some fall spice, apple pie. This is simply amazing.
mcberko (8308) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2007 vintage. Bottle, pours a clear dark orange with no head. Nose is insanely complex, with loads of apple butterscotch, caramel, sugar and alcohol – wow is this elegant smelling. Flavour is unbelievably complex, with amazing butterscotch, caramel, and candied sugar. Wow, this is magic – on a whole other level of ice ciders that I’ve experienced. This is the pinnacle. Phenomenal stuff.
GothGargoyle (1567) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 vintage. Clear light brown. Aroma is baked apple, cinnamon, currants, custard. Full bodied, very sweet on the palate. Taste is apples, cinnamon, currants. So tasty.
kermis (6141) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the DSH tasting thanks to sic1314. Pours clear ber with no head. Aroma of sweet red apples, overripe apple peel, toffee apple, apricot and light woody notes. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6192) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle courtesy of Sic1314 @THT July.
No head or carbonation. Clear golden amber pour. Sweet but very smooth. Awesome!
sic1314 (4413) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured deep amber with no head. Aroma of sweet concentrated apple. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, smooth, slightly woody.
phaleslu (7185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle shared by b3shine - thanks, Beau, for destroying this long-time want of mine! Pours a clear gold with some small white bubbles that don’t amount to much. Nice legs. So sweet and smooth - apple, vanilla, honey. Medium-bodied, with a coating, sweet mouthfeel and minimal carbonation. The 12% ABV is hidden in this. Drinks so easy. Man, I could sip one of these all evening. The ice ciders from LFCDLP are incredible.
Tmoney99 (11560) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured dark pale color with a minimall head that diminished quickly with excellent legs. Heavy sweet apple and soft alcohol aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and solid legs. Solid flavor of apple with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish with a warming alcohol burn of moderate to long duration. Good after dinner sipper with a good cigar.
alexsdad06 (6550) - Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cool thin bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a crystal clear dark golden color with no head. The aroma and flavor had high quality apples, apple sauce, vanilla, some skins, tangy cider notes, more body and mouthfeel than most ciders which was to be expected, warming alcohol, a great sipper, this was well worth the wait and has set the bar very high for all ciders in the future.
DrSilverworm (7940) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, shared by b3shine. Date on the back reads 090107, bottle is labeled 12%. Says nothing about Recolte D’Hiver on the label, but the back label does say that these apples are harvested during the winter. Totally clear golden orange color. No head or lace, but pretty nice legs. Really nice, big applesauce nose. Wow, fantastic flavor! Big vanilla aroma, light desert wine combines with the apple sauce to make for a very tasty flavor. Bigger body. Smooth, very light (if any) carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, not bothersome at all. Very light tart, and a light spiciness. Good big golden apple flavor, with some apple skin. Alcohol works well - no burn or bite, just a very nice light warmth in the finish. Fantastic ice cider.