obguthr (5311) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2016
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Apple, ivory soap, bourbon aroma. Clear amber, actually formed a head which I find unusual for a cider. Overripe apples, soapy overtones. Light body, easy carbonation. Not slick or oily, but flavor and aroma are distinctly of some kind of soap.
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from rep...nose is again apples and very faint bourbon notes...this one has more sweetness and not as tart...i liked this one...(#838)
trapped (2025) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Misterburd. Clear amber with frothy off-white small head, faint bourbon aroma, fizzy carbonation, lightly sweet taste, thin body, dry finish. Quite crisp and dry, bourbon flavor was not very noticeable.
unclemike (2832) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden with small head. i thought i would like this the best of the three varieties, and was saving it for last, but it’s rather underwhelming and definitely in third place. average cider with light bourbon. thin.
Fatehunter (2060) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark straw body with lots of bubbles.
The aroma is caramel, apples and wood.
The taste is smoke, caramel and apples.
The texture is crisp.
The bourbon flavor is a nice addition.
charule (2084) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap somewhere in Napa Valley. Poured gold with white head. Aroma sweet juicy apple vanilla. Light carb med bod. Taste sweet fresh crushed apple some vanilla
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 12, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ Home. Clear pale golden yellow with a light carbonation and some mild head formation. More just woody than a distinct bourbon aroma. Some apple skin, seltzer, and cheap white wine. The flavor has a bunch of caramel at first, but a ton of metallic, iron sort of flavor. Kind of rough. Some apple skins, chalk, and a bit of tart green grape.
onceblind (6674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep golden with a thin ring of rocky white foam. Lovely vanilla Apple aromas that give way to a pleasing and complex palate of crisp gala apples, vanilla, caramel, and a touch of sweet champagne grape. Nice complexity but still a bit more sweet than ciders need to be, like Woodchuck.
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting at Matt’s
Blond color. Semi sweet cider, not much character, I’m not sure there’s bourbon. Simple.
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co., showing a clear & bright, golden hue, with a modest layer of white head foam that diminished quickly to a persistent ring, leaving some light spots of lacing on the glass. The nose was light spice, apple with some tartness, and subtle, caramel sweetness. A bit less than medium bodied, the texture seemed to thin a bit as the flavor lost some of the tartness, with only mild carbonation, and no noticeable bourbony presence, but started to show a little butter with the caramel as it warmed. The bourbon idea initially intrigued me, but altogether, was a little disappointed, and found this hard to finish.