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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1306) - 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 (3210) - 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 (10886) - 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 (524) - Naples, Florida, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpmaster (1089) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2011
22 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $3.99 Very good, not dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle. Poured a soda brown with a quick off-white head. Sweet aroma of apple and hints of brown sugar. Flavor of apple and a backing of other dark fruits. Light body and sweet throughout.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Very good. Not as complex as the bottle would have me think. Color is dark, and I can almost taste that hint of molasses and brown sugar, but something about it tastes watered down. Maybe itís the low alcohol content.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Itís kinda dark. Apples and a hint of spent sugar on the nose. Sweeeeeeeet sugary sweet. There is a hint of chalky dryness in the finish. Thick and heavy. Some toffee. A bit too sticky for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3636) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
I found this enjoyable. Itís not a GREAT cider but it is one that begs to be taken seriously, which is not characteristic of most U.S ciders. Dark color breaks from the mold, too; I didnít see this as that dry. On tap at Quinnís, Seattle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
22oz bottle poured into snifter. Dark color, almost murky brown. Good carbonation. Aroma has hints of apples and spice. The flavor wasnít as dry as I was expecting which made for a really interesting drink. One of the better ciders Iíve tried lately.


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