brenn79 (1332) - Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can- Pours a nice hazy straw golden. Aroma is apples, cinnamon, a little smokiness, vanilla and of course oak, nice. The taste is fermented apples, apple core, cinnamon and vanilla, oak. Body is like most ciders, fairly thin yet this sustains long after the swallow. I was expecting to love this and based on that I was a little disappointed, the aroma was better than the taste, it had a bit of a past it’s prime apple taste, I wish the oak had dominated a little more than what it did only leaving hints of flavors from the oak.
3fourths (7520) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Stew-y, meal-y apple aroma has a lot of vegetables, honey, fusel alcohol, damp wood and Cheerios cereal. Apple cinnamon hooch, lots of higher alcohol for a ~7%. Sweet, basic, a little rough, not overly oaky, thankfully, but the apple character is very mealy and overripe and raw.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. Clearish bright yellow, no head or lacing. Definitely has an aged feeling, like wine. Like sweet white wine actually. Pretty tasty, medium aftertaste, not incredibly appleish actually. Soft aftertaste, medium carbonation. Not a fantastic cider, but it’s improved with age.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tin. Aroma is oak. Flavour is spicy apple and oak, with a bit of cinnamon. Spice finish.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at sb. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with no head or lace. Nose is all oak, body is all sweet apple. Weird line in the sand there. Mildly sticky sweet finish.
michaelinwa (534) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Clear golden pour, with an aroma that has the spices up front, mostly consisting of vanilla and cinnamon, with some apple in the background. Taste is moderately sweet, with flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, and oak. Apple barely shows up here. Finishes well with the flavors holding up nicely. It’s a bit heavily weighted toward the spices for me, but it is enjoyable and worth having now and then even if there are others I prefer over this.