fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(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.
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-disappearing tan-copper. A-apple cider, cinnamon/sugar. T-apple cider, cinnamon/sugar, some spice.
kp (10886) - 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
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
GT2 (7863) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
BMan1113VR (7786) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.