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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Clear brownish orange color with a bubbly white head. Aroma is apple juice and a dark molasses sweetness. Flavor is dark apples with a large sugary sweetness. Sweet a lightly dry finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4145) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2011
OK I really like what’s going on here. I like where their heads are at however I am baffled by the "dry" part of the title because this is far from dry. The aroma is sweet but almost nonexistent with a bit of apples. The appearance is fantastic for a cider. The taste is also interesting and in my opinion headed in the right direction but not quite there. The sweet molasses/brown sugar thing is there but very subdued. There is also a tart apple thing going on and I love them both but they just don’t seem to work because there is an unwelcome bitterness in there. The palate is thin but refreshing. Overall I love what they are trying to do here and I hope they ramp it up with more dark stuff and a stronger apple presence especially in the aroma. A very unique selection.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7789) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Spire Mountain DRAFT Dark & Dry Cider...in a bottle. Pours with a shockingly dark brown body. Clear and mahogany hued. Minimal head that doesn’t last. Aromas of molasses, sweet-tart balance (possibly a bit artificial), brown sugar, apple pie, farmhouse, clove. Sweet apple, a bit of butter. Flavors are pretty sweet, brown sugar, bit metallic, apple. Hardly "dry". Raw apple juice. Pretty boring and too sweet. Medium to light bubbles, lingering sweetness. I hate to say it, but its a bit gimmicky.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 8, 2010
22 oz bottle. Clear amber/brown with a fizzy head that quickly dissipates to a small ring. Aroma of ripe apples, chardonnay wine and light caramel. Flavor of sweet baked apples and then finishes a bit dry and tart. Medium to light body with light carbonation and a dry finish. This is nice, not overly sweet and quite drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dark amber with a ruddy tinge and a foamy beige/tan head. It really smells apple. Like lightly cooked red skinned fruit. Medium body with mild carbonation. It starts sweet and quickly turns quite tart. There are hints of treacle. Finishes pretty well balanced - sweet then dry/tart. A really good cider for an ale drinker.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldMrCrow (1719) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle.

Dark and dry? Color is light for an IPA; aroma is caramel apples in a bottle. The nose is pure caramel apple; way too sweet-spicy. Dry is a joke here. If some over-marketed jellybean company decided to do a mulled apple cider flavor, it would probably taste like this. Tolerable for an uber-sweet dessert cider maybe, but if one’s going there, La Face Cachee is the only game in town. Gotta say I don’t understanding the ratings this one is picking up.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2009
tap at henry’s. so good I ordered it twice. fabulous apple spice aroma and a great sweet flavor. Perfect balance and an enticing look to it. Will be buying much of.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (5943) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2009
draft at naked city. dark, yes. dry...huh? pours a crystal clear and brightly rubied dark amber with a loose and sudsy tan head. scrumptious red delicious apple nose. how very evergreen state. i might break into a spontaneous rendition of louie louie any minute now. creamy medium body with subdued carb. mid palate is pretty much apple juice. not so dry, really, but tasty. mild sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 1, 2009
2009 Bottle - Pours clear amber with a small white head...aroma is dark cider, rich and malty...flavour is similar, but is a bit thin...great balance of sweets with a tart finish...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Pours a clear leathery brown and has a red delicious apple cinnamon aroma. Kinda like the high quality applesauce you’d buy from a farmer’s market. Crisp and fresh flavor, overripe with sweetness, yet a bit tannic and finishes dry and clean.


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