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Sea Cider Rumrunner (2009+ Newfoundland Screech Rum)

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


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (410) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
2013 bottle. Very nice rich golden colour, a little darker than apple juice. A bit of rum in the aroma alongside sweet apple and a tart edge. Flavour is medium sweet and lightly tart, apples with some golden rum notes and a touch of molasses. Fairly dry finish with alcohol lingering. Really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmonster (978) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Aged 3 years. Probably 2011 vintage. 12.0% ABV and it shows. Rich copper in color with no head. Big boozy nose. Lots of bourbon and a hint of apple. Medium sweet flavor. Palate shows more apple and some molasses. As full bodied as a cider can get with decent carbonation and a slightly acidic tannic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4502) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
bottle from tom10101, thanks dawg. pours unclear dark golden orange with some legs sticking yo. boozy spicy apple pie, rum, chocolate liquor-filled candies, cinnamon, calvados, sweet overripened apples, raw demerara, vanilla, wood, dry brettying feeling. average to low carbonation - gentle soft fizziness, medium body - oily and sticky, semi-sweet, gently tart and very tannic (disturbing) finish. tastes like a barbados semi-sweet rum with a dash of sweet red apple juice - messier though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6111) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark copper color. The aroma is big sweet apples light oak. The flavor is super sweet apples and oak, rum indeed, sweet apple pie. Very good. Cool bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1887) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1391) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (2919) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16895) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1434) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14978) - 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.

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