Pinball (11071) - Copenhagen, - JUL 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
vintage 2011 Bottle (from barley wine), enjoyed while watching the OL opening show..clear yellow, no head.
very nice tart and sour apple aroma, faint wood, very good cider aroma.flavor is apple, some faint fruitpeely bitterness, some dryness that can be felt on the teeth, High alc. adds a sort of bitterness to it , ABV might be a little too high. aroma is better than taste, but still a fine strong cider.
MarcoDL (2611) - NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden pour. Aroma of apple juice and sweet oak. Taste is very sweet, it?s basicly apple juice, with some mild dryness. Bit simple.
Marduk (3545) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (M&S, Tallinn). Pale yellow color. No head, non expected. Apples, leather, sweet aroma. Sweet apples, bit caramelly in taste. 7,4% and it feels so watery and thin and drinkable! More!
FatPhil (10091) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - thanks Marduk
Beautiful dry apply aroma, that’s the kind of aroma I like from an English cider. Quite pale, clear, no head, but that last bit was expected. Drinkability legendary. Goddamn, this is disappearing quicker than I can rate it! Love the apple. Even some vanilla. Palate quite watery. Pleasant yeastiness. Such a super cider.
drjoeng (62) - - FEB 10, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
7.4% ABV. Cider.
Full of musty, oaky, cellar-like flavors. Very sharp and almost abrupt taste of sandalwood on the palate. Nice dry palate. Good for a cider.
I always have to remember that ciders don’t have that backbone of rich malt to hang on, so some of the flavors come across almost rudely and without much nuance. Kinda the reason why they are not my favorite things to explore because there just isn’t much to discover. That said, this will go on my list of favorites, together with Thatcher’s Sneaky Rascal.
mike_77 (3727) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark golden colour. This cider is dry and woody. There’s some sweet apple taste in the middle but overall the dryness is too overwhelming.
Cunningham (5261) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep golden color with almost no head. Fine cider aroma. Apples, mild oak, basement and mild fruity. Medium + body. Balanced sweetness vs acidity. Average to soft carbonation. Not to typical cider this one. A bit higher complexity. Apples, oak, basement and mild fruity. Some alcohol and a bit dry ending. Nice tasty cider.
[Bottle from a trade with McTapps]
MisoW (2122) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of apples and wood. Taste is bitter, medium sweet, apples, wood, cinnamon. Dry bitter finish of apples.
oh6gdx (21929) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Surprisingly dark golden, close to ambery orange, colour, which has a small white head. Aroma is sweet apples, some wood, mild sourness as well as quite sugary and yeasty notes. Flavour is sugary, wooden, mild sour wooden notes as well as some sweet ripe apples to it. Mild almost syrupy notes to it as well. Balanced and quite delicious. This one I was sipping my share of for quite a while.
Lukaduke (2549) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium golden color with a finger or two of gaseous foam. Nose is musty apple, vanilla and some wet barnyard hay. On the palate there is some nice underlying baked apple with layers of vanilla, soft tannic apple skins and some musty wet barrel flavors linger.
olsvammel (3885) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Fruity smell and taste with some fruits and light funk. A bit harsh though and has an aroma that reminds me of fruit pith.