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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Copper pour, short off-white head. Very powerful apple aroma. Flavor reminds me of when my mom used to just bake apples with brown sugar: quite sweet, loads of juicy apple, brown sugar/molasses qualities. Not really that dry, but very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2011
22oz bomber, shared with the tallahassee crew, sweet almost candied aroma, taste is sweet, a hint of cinnamon, molasses, not much of a tartness. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 23, 2011
On tap at Big Time. Poured dark amber with a light brown head. Aroma was grapes, butter, and white wine. Very sweet with no bitterness, and a lively carbonated finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4171) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Baby food applesauce aroma. Clear brown. Nice bloody viscosity. Sweet apple flavor with traces of brown sugar, akin to apple butter. Much better than the Crispin Lansdowne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of apple, perfume, and sugar. Flavor of apple juice and restrained brown sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9264) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Bomber from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a clear dark reddish brown color wit a thin head that sticks around awhile. Aroma of bright sweet apples, a nutty note and molasses. The taste is sweet apples with a malty finish. The sugar and molasses are there but donít show much character. Medium bodied. Good cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3881) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4281) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2011
OK I really like whatís 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 donít 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7880) - 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 doesnít 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.

   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.

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