wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted on 2/7/14 from a corked 375mL wine style bottle at the Friday night tasting at RBWG Asheville, thanks to MaxxDaddy for sharing. Pours hazy pale bronze with no head. The nose is the most intense red apple I could imagine, a bit sweet, and some cheesy yeast aroma. The flavor is pure, unadulterated sweet red apple with a hint of the same cheesy yeast. The body is viscous syrup, no carbonation, and a long dessert wine finish. This truly is something special.
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle shared by MaxxDaddy at RBWG - thanxx, Maxx! Your wale game is strong, young man. Pours a hazed gold with no head. Apples - so sweet and apple-forward, kind of like an applie pie. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a rich, coating mouthfeel. Very good, but I didn’t respond to this one quite the same way others did that night. Palate fatigue? The expectations of the others I’ve had? I don’t know. Still excellent.
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty2 ][ 750mL ][ Globe ][ Tasting ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Thank you MaxxDaddy for the share. Cloudy, amber gold pour with insane legs. Nose is pure apple pie, thick buttery crust. Taste is pure glory of god: lightly tart, beautiful apple pie, mild tannic balance for light bitterness. Palate is holy **** juicy. This one comes together very well to make one of the best ice ciders I’ve had and no surprise from this premier producer. This one was absolutely out of control. Essentially perfect.
Leighton (9848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared at the fantastic Downtown Hotel tasting during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Vintage 2009. Huge thanks to the biggest daddy of them all, MaxxDaddy. Pours clear, rich gold with minimal head. Gorgeous nose, all rich apple sauce. Delicious, immense flavor, rife with ripe apples, intense and concentrated apple sugars. Full bodied, soft, oily. Warming finish with decadent ripe apple character, more apple sauce. Heavenly. Delectable.
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by Max at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a hazzy amber orange with a thin white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a rich apple note that is mainly sweet with a bit of dryness and a touch of tartness. Flavor has a great rich apple note that starts sweet but adds a touch of tartness.
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 RBWG 2009 Bottle shared by MaxxDaddy at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Thanks!
Musty apple aroma.
The flavor is tart yet sweet and full of fresh apple flavor.
jtclockwork (7114) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG Downtown Inn tasting shared by Max. Thanks! Pours gold. Nose and taste of frozen apple, cinnamon, vanilla, dry McIntosh, brown sugar and mild acid. Full bodied.
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #42. 2009 Bottle shared by MaxxDaddy at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Rock on! Pours a hazy dark orange color. Aroma of bright and tart apples, brown sugar, mild earthy and peppery notes. The taste is intense tart apple, baked apples, apple skins, mild earth and vanilla. Medium bodied, lingering fruit, intense all around. These guys continue to amaze.
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared during some post-bus drinking at the Downtown Inn for RBWG. Aw yeah, that luscious caramel apple liqueur. Vanilla potpourri and tart green apple. I wasn’t drunk enough to sense Jennifer Love Hewitt’s tits in the nose this time, so that’s a bummer.
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG, courtesy of maxx. Pours a dark brown color with white head. Apple juice, , sour flavors.