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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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15371) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Draught at Mckay’s Taphouse, Bellingham
Dark amber color, with creamy head. Never had a dark cider like this before; it has a moderate aroma of red apples, and very light hazelnuts; sweetish flavor, with nice flavor of red apple juice.
More fruit juice than cider.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13511) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Amber, maybe cola colored pour. Sweet caramel, some apple, spices, and brown sugar. Maybe a bit of a cola note to it. The flavor is sweet, but not cloying. Cola, brown sugar, apple, and a subtle spice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11534) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12oz bottle-disappearing tan-copper. A-apple cider, cinnamon/sugar. T-apple cider, cinnamon/sugar, some spice.

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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9012) - 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 don’t show much character. Medium bodied. Good cider.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
651mL Pours ridiculously deep, clear cola brown. Big carbonation and actually a large tan head forming and quickly dissipating. Darkest cider I’ve seen in awhile. Nose is dusty, apple skin, baby powder, decent. Taste is watery and bland, not much substance, some cinnamon. But overall it tastes more like freezer veggies and sparkling apple seltzer.

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.


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