shawnzarelli (3) - Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper color, somewhat sweet, not very dry, bourbony, smoky finish, not amazing, but Iíd drink it again.
Alphadelic (1798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2015
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Honestly, reading the other reviews, I have to disagree somewhat. There is a fairly decent amount of Bourbon flavor in here. Brown sugar, vanilla and dry wood. Itís not a great cider by any stretch of the imagination. Nor is the nose very pleasant at all but it has a reasonable flavor and a very light body. I like it well enough for the fall.
Edit: Actually fuck this stuff. Itís so sweet by the end of the bottle I canít even finish it.
udubdawg (30) - Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
not what I expected. I was expecting an excessively-bourbony cider. It wasnít, yet that isnít the problem. Iíve never encountered this much diacetyl in a cider before. itís a butter bomb like some newbie fullers yeast homebrews Iíve tasted...and maybe even made at one point. completely distracting, to the nose, in which it almost completely covers up the bruised green apple and, yes, bourbon, as well as flavor which is less apple, more sweet, light tannin, low acid, moderate bourbon. it even makes the palate slick/increases perception of body like in a green beer. bought a 4-pack after a liquor store swore this was great. dumped the other three; live and learn.
lb4lb (2556) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I drank this will grilling on a stupid grill that doesnít get above 350 degrees. I canít wait until i have my own grill again; one that will sear the shit out of any piece of meat you slap on it. There were like 2 slightly charred kernels between the 2 ears of "grilled" corn. I hate that grill. This cider rates exactly 3.2. Itís kind of molasses tasting. Stupid grill...
BVery (7104) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Looks like the pee of someone who hasnít had enough water. Smells like chemicals and mild leather. Tastes like crap. A bit drying on the tongue.
Ernest (6425) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is light yellow. Aroma is notes of sawdust, varnish, chemicals, apple skins. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly astringent. Wow. Truly horrid. The nose bears no resemblance to bourbon, but rather raw wood and varnish and other chemicals. Dirty aftertaste as you might expect from the nose. As terrible as their "pear" cider is, this is even worse. Probably the worst cider Iíve had since those terrifying Crispin ammonia-bombs.
hippiemusic (50) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not very good. Has a week body, and taste. Not really detecting any bourbon flavor either.
OldMrCrow (1999) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
22 oz bottle.
I picked this one up at Beer Authority because it was cheap and I didnít know what I was getting into. Big mistake. Clear light-colored pour. Nose has hints of rotten apple, dry cleaning shop, and processed leather. Sugary early but not sweet, a bit of dry apple, and something more like kaopectate than bourbon.
Anvil alright--in the nuts. Drainpour.
JStax (3315) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear copper. No head. Aroma has tart apples and a hint at barrel notes. Taste is mildly tart and apply. Lighter body. Moderate carbonation.
Jduc (1) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not sweet at all. Somewhat bitter. Can taste the bourbon flavoring. Not a lot of fizz.