dresden (1234) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is apple pie, burnt sugar, light mulling spice? Smooth caramel apple, light alcohol heat, slightly acidic and lightly carbonated. Nice!
Craftbrewhaha (72) - - OCT 1, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I know this cider as Prohibition, but it’s amazing by any name. Rum, molasses, oak, whiskey, rich, juicy apples. I’ve never experienced a cider like this. Truly a unique, mind blowing cider.
Cidertron (33) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely one of the more complex ciders in terms of flavor and presentation. Pours a nice amber gold and very subtle. You can definitely taste the bourbon much more than say a Finnriver Fire Barrel. The toasted sugar really adds a lot for it. I’m very happy I went to Seattle to bring these back to California!
bytemesis (5164) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to kbudd19! Pours clear reddish hazel, small fizzy off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is lots of red apple, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits. Flavor is medium sweet, hint of apple tartness, a bit of mustiness, oaky vanilly, bourbon and apples. Quite nice actually. A bit of heat on the finish.
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle during RBWG hotel lobby tasting night 1, 19/02/15 thanks to DrSilverworm.
Golden amber with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is apple, spice, booze fumes, light woody notes, musty fruit.
Taste comprises toffee, apple pie, light rum notes, woody.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a touch of booze.
LarryBeast (611) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. I had no idea cider could be like this...
Baked apples, oak, honey, vanilla, rum. Sweet, tart and boozy. Finishes dry with a lingering alcohol burn.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ for a tasting with Ferris and Kraddel. Pours a clear amber with no head. Spiced apple on the nose, sweet and fruity. Medium bodied, light carbonation, warm alcohol and wood, no rum flavor, but definite barrel. Warm and toasty on the finish, long acid. Lovely.
SudsMcDuff (7254) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey, oak, and rum .. Mild wood in the back .. Clear goofy bottle .. Pretty nice cider, the abv is well hidden- just like the treasure.
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/19/15. Bottle sampled during RBWG 2015. Amber pour with a soft, soapy off-white head. Apples and rum on the aroma, some dark sugars and light spice, champagne yeast. Okay flavor, apple juice and applesauce, a bit of rum and spice, molasses. Not bad.
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Apperance is liquid gold with virtually no head. Aroma is Apple, honey, and hints of peach. Taste is crisp apples, followed by some light acidic vinious undertones, oak and honey. Finshes crisp, with a hint of rum, medium bodied, light carbonation. This is stellar stuff, lots of complexity, and not to sweet.