nimbleprop (5919) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz can pours a clear smokey gold with zero head. Nose has a lot of wood shavings and tons of buttery oak, bad butterscotch candies, some rotting fruit. Flavor is butterscotch, lemon juice and super buttery oak. Buttery finish. Wow, not good.
tsd08460 (226) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 Aroma: oak, apple (thinking the Beer Rating Assistance should be expanded to include cider descriptors - or a separate one for ciders created)
Appearance: pale gold
Taste: light sweetness, oak, apple
Palate: light body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
degbert (1374) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours a very light gold with a white head that disappears quickly. Nose is smoke, apple peel, vanilla, and leaves. Huge amounts of vanilla, butter, and oak on the tongue; apple kicks in after, but itís definitely out of balance. This is almost as if it was a hot buttered cider. Finish is oily, long, and buttery. The butter is so dominant that itís hard to taste anything else. Not very good.
Ferris (7691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Woody and buttery notes. Pale clear yellow. Apple, oak, butter, like am Oaked Chardonnay. Interesting and nice.
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can->lager. Palest straw with bare rim of white head, lots of carbonation. A: lite apples, hint of oak. T: apples, caramel, oak. Not getting any Scotch. Not a fan.
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little fuller on the palate than the dry hopped or ginger versions. The oak is there and adds a touch of complexity, but is pretty weak. Dry and fairly refreshing.
mjg74 (2825) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can (6.5%) from LifeSource. Light golden in color. Nose is lightly of apples. Nose seems boozy. Some spiciness and a hint of wood as well. Strong wood notes. A bit of tart apple as well. I like wood aged brew and ciders, but I think this one may be too woody. Not really scotch tasting. This does have some boozy characteristics, which is odd considering itís abv. Pretty complex, with a lot of stuff going on, just sort of muddled.
seehaferb23 (86) - - APR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This did remind us of a beer but is definitely a cider. This was rated by 5 beer club members.
iansberg1 (2) - Seattle, USA - APR 9, 2015 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
I didnít get much of any "scotch" flavors or aroma. The oak tasted clean, I thought I was drinking a cheap white wine. Iíll stick with the firebarrel cider.
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden. Aroma is light apple with thin caramel booze. Sweet oak notes. Plenty of vinous and booze notes. Interesting but hard to drink more than a few ounces of.