cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting (at 9%)... glowing orange amber ... soft sweet ... floral orange honey apple nose ... oh holy cow ... oh oh oh ... orgasm in a glass ... sweet honey apple .. juicy ... mellow ... syrupy ... orange sweet ... This is my first 5.0 ... its mellow juicy and sweet ... mellow orange blossom ...
rest of bottle ... juicy sweet ... orange blosom .. honey sweet fruit nose ... very sweet but a light floral mellow sweetness ... apple pie ... ligth viscous ... so much is in there ... trying to disect this is wrong... sum it as a whole and that sum is best thing ive ever had pass my lips
BenH (1925) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at craig’s, thanks Alex. Pours like apple juice, glowing golden yellowish with a small white ring of head. Aroma is massive, very intense, sweet apples, with a wine like fruitiness, incredibly pleasing. Taste is divine, sweet intense apple with a slight honey edge, such an intense apple flavor. Very sweet and dangerously drinkable, tantalises the palate. An absolute pleasure to drink, a truly remarkable beverage.
italarican (1382) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the NY Meet the TURD tasting; thanks rciesla! Pours a shiny gold, headless. Rich aroma of apples, nutmeg, and Jennifer Love Hewitt’s tits. Great intense flavor of apple liqueur, apple skins, and pumpkin pie. Savory and syrupy sweet while just dry enough to be balanced. Rich and delicious!
vtafro (2302) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Golden yellow pour with no rad. Über sweet apple and slight sweet honey and almost maple tones. Delicious. Enough said.
Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours a nice yellow, aroma is a sweet apple, with a nice sweet flavour, the apples are very nicely blended and the flavour is very nice. good offering
VertBaconStrips (2014) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Today’s bottle: 2007 Vintage.
First tried this as Frimas from Joe McPhee at the RBSG 2010 Grand Tasting. It was so damn good in my tiny sample that I had to go and get a bottle via trade with cfrancis.
Poured out a lovely gold elixir that slid out of the bottle. Wide, slow sexy legs melt back into the silky concoction. The aroma is freaking succulent and drool inducing. Endless apples, none with a sour hint, deep sweetness that amazes, the faintest of alcohol, pure heaven - I do not know what else to say about the aroma - it is not complex aside from the depth of the apple goodness - simple wonderful. The taste is unreal. Satisfying to no end. Sweet apple fruit, thick sugar goodness, hint of alcohol and a tart bite that comes in near the end and then sneaks away until the next sip. Very rich and maybe a wood character but I’m only half convinced at that claim. Ooozes across my palate and sticks to everything leaving a velvety coating that can be worn down by sucking - and even that is something to look forward to. This is an impeccable delight.
deyholla (5849) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from the bottle. Pours a clear deep gold with no head whatsoever. Aroma was full of extremely fresh apples, both tart and sweet with a bit of a backing sweet fruit note. Flavor began with sweet apples but was balanced very nicely by tart apples as well as a slight note of baked apples in the finish. Great on the tongue.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared at rbsg by ClarkW. Tepid honey amber pour. Nose is apple, honey, very sweet but depth in the richness. Flavor is apple, apple skin, light wood, and a gritty sugary thickness that sets it aside from my memory of other la face ciders. I’m reminded of the Kill Bill quote: "When you compare a hattori hanzo sword, you compare it to every other sword... every other sword that wasn’t made by hattori hanzo."
TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ RBSG Philly. Thanks Wawa! I mean Dany! This was bossome just as expected. The freshest tastiest apple flavor. sweet and tart. lots of honey and simple syrup. I can’t do it justice, but this is precious nectar indeed. I could easily down a bottle of this. Must get one. Believe the hype.
GT2 (7708) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375mL at RBSG 2011 in Philly thanks to glouglouburp. Thank you Dany. The pour is a golden, thick nectar with insane legs all over the glass. Nose is crisp and fresh apple explosion with ambrosia, coconut, pineapple. Just an unreal onslaught of fresh red and yellow apples. Taste is soft, baked apple pie with cinnamon, golden pears, lime honey, and vanilla ice cream. Wickedly soft palate. So good that you may start crying. My girlfriend after taking one sip said, "I think I just found Jesus." Probably the best thing you will ever drink in your life.