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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Savor this refreshing glass of complexity. Dark & Dry's assertive tartness is pleasingly balanced by a hint of molasses and brown sugar. More rounded and intricate than its sister ciders, this potion will appeal to beer aficionados, wine devotees, and cider enthusiasts alike. Available year 'round in 22-oz bottles and Sankey draft 5% alc/vol


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3808) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2012
I’m not normally a cider drinker but I really like this one. It’s much darker than I would have anticipated, and pours with no head. It’s dry for a cider, so it doesn’t have that sickeningly sweet taste that some ciders do. Great find...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
magsinva (901) - Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle from TWM McLean - pours clear dark red little to no carbonation. Aroma is brown sugar and tart apples. Taste is sweet and tart. Overall, very nice.  

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle from Blue Dog. Pours burnt sienna with fizzy khaki head. This is by far the darkest brown cider I have ever poured. Nose is sweet apples and cinnamon, earthy brown sugar, honey. Very complex nose. Tastes of apple, earthy brown sugar, molasses, with a complex, rather hefty palate and a delicious finish. This one is outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cheap (4210) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
I couldn’t wait to taste this considering how high it is rated compared to other american ciders. Yes, it does pour rather dark, surprizingly dark for a cider. Dark iced tea brown. Aroma is nice mild and friendly apple. Goes down pretty easy and as a liker of cider,this is pretty darn good. Not overly sweet but you can tell there is still unfermetned sugar in there. A little preservative in the flavor. Surprizingly a little watery too. Easy goin and friendly, can live wit it. Decent amount of sizzle hides what alky there is rather well. Finish is fine, no ill effects. Good overall rating experience. Perhaps a little less alky pop flavors than other american ciders.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bottle. Dark clear ruby brown, small bright tan head that settles to an edge. Aroma of pear, tangerine, cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste is lemon, apple chunks, light spice. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Sampled on 2/29/2012. This cider pours a medium golden brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is apples, brown sugar, molasses, fruity and sweet. A light to medium bodied cider. A medium sweet cider. Good apple flavors, with hints of brown sugar and molasses. Start out fairly sweet, but there is a tartness that starts about mid taste and finishes more tart than sweet. Nicely balanced. Mildly carbonated. A very drinkable dry cider. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly swet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
This gem of a cider poured nice and brown with very little signs of carbonation. Aromas were of lots of apples and very sweet - a lot like applesauce. The taste was great, loads of fresh red apples with a sexy dose of brown sugar. Molasses was very apparent and created a mellow undertone that helped aid the dry characteristic of this cider. Finishes fairly tart, and with a lingering sense of a fresh-bitten apple.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (3889) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2012
12 ounce bottle, pours a redish amber color with aromas of apple, and sugar. Flavor is apple juice, sugar and a slightly dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Spire Mtn Dark and Dry
Date: June 08, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark brown, frothy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: light apple aroma, touch of caramalized sugar
Flavor: flavor starts of as sweet caramel apple, touch of tartness, dry finish, apple is subdued
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flemdawg (533) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Dark red body with a thin thin ring of white bubbles around the edge of the glass. A bit of fresh apples in the aroma, but also some canned apple juice. Rather sweet, apples of course. A bit dry at the finish. Nice and easy drinking.


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