Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
burg326 (4337) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle, pours a redish amber color with aromas of apple, and sugar. Flavor is apple juice, sugar and a slightly dry finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Spire Mtn Dark and Dry
Date: June 08, 2011
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
Score: ** /4
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
pumpmaster (1223) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $3.99 Very good, not dry.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 it’s the low alcohol content.
Alphadelic (1866) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s 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.
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found this enjoyable. It’s 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 didn’t see this as that dry. On tap at Quinn’s, Seattle.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle poured into snifter. Dark color, almost murky brown. Good carbonation. Aroma has hints of apples and spice. The flavor wasn’t as dry as I was expecting which made for a really interesting drink. One of the better ciders I’ve tried lately.