Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s, big thanks to Fergus for this special apple jus, 06/03/15.
Clear golden with good legs and booze fumes dancing in the glass.
Nose is apple puree, caramel, sweet fumeage, sugar, apple pie.
Taste comprises caramel sauce, apple pie, custard, sweet syrup.
Full bodied, oily mouth feel, sweet licks in the close.
Solid stuff, would love to have poured this over some vanilla ice cream but unfortunately none on offer at Bruces pad!
Leighton (17812) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in London - big, big, BIG thanks to Fergus for this. It’s one of my biggest wants. Pours totally clear gold, glowing. Rich, juicy apple aroma with hints of flowers, honeysuckle, hints of lemon, caramel. Big sweet flavor with thick and saucy apples, hints of smoke, ripe apples, some caramel. Full bodied, chewy and oily. Warming finish, more ripe apples, honey, more smokiness, some berries. Outstanding. Ice cider just does it for me.
Scopey (11797) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle massive thanks to Fergus. It pours oily golden-orange. The nose is rich, oily, warm apple pie, lightly spiced, juicy apple and light fruity tartness. The taste is rich, sweet, oily, light tartness, honey, apple pie, tart tatin, juicy, liquidised apple and warming alcohol with a slick finish. Fulsome body and oily mouth-feel. Essence of apple for sure. Not quite the depth for a higher score, but it is sweet and damn tasty.
dresden (1355) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 bottle through the coast to coast pipeline. Thick golden and clear, like an apple juice. Aroma is heavily apple, some light spice. Flavour is just incredibly juicy apple pie, cinnamon, Apple jelly toast,and caramelised sugar. Unbelievable. I don’t have baseline for this stuff but wow
DuffMan (9027) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 2005 Vintage. Lovely tawny body, the colour of a new born fawn, medium viscosity. It’s hard to commit to rating this because I don’t think I’ll get it right. The flavour density is stunning, the complexity is joyful, and the balance is sublime. Caramelized apples, cobbler crust, subtle spices, nuances of Sauternes, sticky but with a tannic acidity that lifts the palate and pulls you back like a hummingbird to honeysuckle. This is not overrated.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share. Crystal clear gold. Aroma of overripe apple syrup. Taste is sweet. Sweet silky fabric pajamas, this is ridiculously smooth and silky.
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark gold. Super thick. Nose is apricot and pear. Taste is awesome. Viscous thick. Totally strawberry nose. Some cinnamon and sweet finish. So good 4.1
northropfrye (3124) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Tommy for aquiring this for me. Clear copper body with light elegant sediment or bubbles in the body. Aroma of ripe apples vanilla syrup cinnamon. Taste is very sweet but elegant. Definitely a dessert cider. I'm not as huge a sweet lover as others but I can appreciate the firn craftsmanship of this beverage.
cards04 (2601) - 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 (13057) - 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.