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Sea Cider Rumrunner (2009+ Newfoundland Screech Rum)

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Brewed by Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Style: Cider
Central Saanich, Canada

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Apple wine flavored and colored with molasses and aged in bourbon barrels for six months. The secret of Rumrunner lies in the barrel. Rich, full-bodied and intriguing Newfoundland Screech barrels were the inspiration for Rumrunner which opens up to reveal notes of molasses, apples and sugar cane. Raise a glass of Rumrunner and let your apples out of the barrel.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1716) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Growler 750ml. Pours amber with no head. Aroma is of apples, rum, alcohol, some tart, booze. Taste is of apples, sugar, alcohol, spices. Palate: Full bodied. Kind of no carbonation. Slightly sticky. Overall: OK. A tad too boozy for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1183) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours an "oxidized apple" brown and looks completely still. Nose is of apples, reds if you want to know, brown sugar and light rum. Taste is of apple must, not too sweet and even a little acidic. I have a hard time tasting/feeling the rum (or bourbon? I just read the description above). Body is medium and mouthfeel just juicy/lightly syrupy. Some light booze appear late in the taste to at least reinforce the "spirit-y" theme. Overall this was nice to try but not something I would really seek again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (2664) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle/growler (750 ml). Thanks to Damon for this one! Caramel/copper color with no head and no lacing. Aroma is of acidic apples, rum spiciness and hints of sweetness. Taste is quite acidic with apples, rum and hints of spices. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Moderate spicy finish. Decent Cider, but a tad too heavy for my liking. Decent/good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy apple aroma with hints of rum. Fruity spicy apple flavor. Has a fruity spicy apple finish with hints of rum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1045) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Yellow with off-white head. Aromas of apples and rum. Tastes of apples with big rum notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle at the cidery, 13.5% ABV
Beautiful amber color. Nice aroma of apple juice, light caramel, alcohol. Lean body; light apple flavor, light residual sweetness, strong alcohol perception.
Nice but over the top.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG14 Grand Tasting - Pours amber / orange with a white head. The aroma has honey, apples, richness, caramel and berries. It has a full rich body with light carbonation. The flavor has warming apples, caramel and dark berries. Very enjoyable and easy drinking for the alcohol involved.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3081) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle - Oak, caramel and apple. Clear copper with no head. Woody, earthy and sweet apple. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Etched glass bottle. RBSG. Pours clear orange. Nose/taste of rum, apples, oak and sugar cane. Medium body. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2781) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
This is interesting stuff. I guess I would call it an apple wine due to its strength. It ultimately just tastes like spiced rum mixed w/ apple juice but I have never had anything quite like it. It is quite hot and I sort of wonder what percentage of alcohol in this comes from the rum. Seems like it could potentially be unratable.


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