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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 4.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
smoke, our smoky-oaky after dinner tipple cider has been triple fermented in whiskey and mead barrels. It starts with Kingston Black, Dabinett and Vilberie apples for a very tannic base. Aging in charred oak concentrates all the best features of each apple variety. This cider is being sold as a fund-raiser for the many victims of this tragic 2013 fire season. Please pick up a bottle at your local bottle shop or in our tasting room and give whatever additional support you can to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goodbyeohio (36) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Decants rather flat into my tulip.. Off-orange pour with force pour bubbles but mostly still. Concentrated apple brandy aroma hits first, with a campfire smokiness in the slightest quantity.. perfect for balance and not overwhelming. Nose is of fall in a glass. Tannic up front with a bit of phenol from the smoke, but not a hindering quantity. Sweetness and smokiness here make perfect bedfellows. Skins and pith round out the savory/bitter element here in the finish.. Never have I tasted a big cider with this much balance. Those who dislike smoked ciders and beers will not like this, but as a fan, I think it’s friggin spectacular. Hope to find another bottle on my next trip to Seattle.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Craftbrewhaha (73) - - OCT 1, 2015
This blew my mind! ABV is well disguised in this gently smoky (yet not underdone) treat! Glad it only comes out once a year because I spend a small fortune when it does.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8966) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle - Light cooked Apple and bourbon.  Clear gold.  Sweet Apple and bourbon and a bit of booze in the finish.  A little syrupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle from Schilling Cider House. Thanks to Eugene. Sadly appropriate beverage given all the fires raging in WA apple country. Really cool charred oak barrel character on this. Sweet and strong but kept well in check by the barrely parts. Smooth rich sipper. Pretty damned delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2969) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Finally got to try this. Solid light copper color, still. Nose is strong slick apple with wood alcohol, burnty wood, not smoke. Hefty alcohol balance the apple. Flavor is soft and heavy alcohol essence with apple. Whatever, I like. Reminiscent of ice cider.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mages64 (66) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2015
An unbelievable barrel aged cider. Smokey, Peated, huge barrel character with tons of fresh apple flavor. Simply divine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cidertron (33) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2015
This is masterful cidery. It’s literally inbetween the Winterruption from JK and the Prohibition Rumrunner from Sea Cider Farms in BC. It comes as a deep clear gold and has fantastic handles. The oak is very noticable and runs a bit sweeter than the Prohibition - I’ve never had a smoky cider but it definitely works here. I was very surprised and blown away by this. It was well worth the trip to Seattle to bring back to California!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (10582) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle at PIB 2015, pours a clear golden yellow with no head. Nose brings out vanilla, whiskey, and light honey. Flavour is really complex, with vanilla, whiskey, smoke, and green apples. So amazingly complex and cohesive. Fantastic stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (2215) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2015

Pours a rich yellow-orange into my glass, thick and viscous and almost without carbonation. Gentle smoke wraps around a sweet apple aroma augmented with banana. Flavor is sweet but not overpowering, rich apple with mouth-drying red apple skin tannins. Melding with all of this is a light and subtle smoky whisky character. A bit hot, but not unacceptably so. A beautiful drink, really really impressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @DC tasting ][ ? ][ mini tumbler ][ 02.15.15 ]
transparent gold, thin oily white cap. Sweet cider like nose, Apple sweetness, honey. Thin honey front palate, booze mid, light heat, light glue and booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5991) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Some smoke in this and comes together pretty well for a cider. Some apple peel bitterness and sweet and sour finish. Bottle shared at tasting.

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