77ships (7431) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
I had Thatchers 2011 Vintage Oak Aged Sumerset Cider which I assume is was this beer. Part of the 3 for 5 £ deal @ Sainsbury’s. Pours a pale golden with a white head. Smell is a mix of sweet fermenting apples mixed with some fresh do it yourself type of store wood, apparently this was aged in Rum barrels. Tastes of mouldy rotting apple, musty, rotting, dusty, old apples, some sweetness, musty, some rotting wood, fermenting stuff and wood in the back followed by some sweet booze. m/m body - this was appraised as the higher quality cider but I cannot say that I really enjoyed it. My bottle claimed 7.4 % ABV.
Erasmus_ro (2387) - Alabama, USA - JUN 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a straw yellow with a small, white, foam ring. Aroma is dry apple, appleskin. Taste is fairly sweet, dry, sour apple, slight rum and sugar. Aftertaste is dry apple with a hint of rum. Could use more of the rum flavor to actually differentiate from regular ciders. Not bad, just... uneventful.
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,5 l bottle from Alko. Pale yellow color, fizzy appearance. Acidic white wine aroma. Sweet and acidic flavor with hint of raisins, white wine and hints of tropical fruits. Fairly low apple aroma and flavor. Despite the rum cask conditioning, lacking in character.
downender (7793) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pale gold in colour with plenty of fizz. Sweet aroma with some stewed apple and caramel. Flavour also started sweet with some pleasant apple juice and dryish finish. Ok.
FatPhil (13254) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (Kuikka, Helsinki)
Pale, clear. Caramel aroma, only slight apple. Watery body. I swear this is watered down. Sweet clean taste, certainly real apple. Finish is sweet and coconutty. Something curious in the taste I can’t place. Some ester or phenol or something. Should be kept at full strength, this is too effete.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Beer Hunter’s. Clear light golden. Rum raisiny nose, some strawberry, slight calvados, minerals and light alcohol. Interesting, rum shows, but doesn’t dominate. Fresh juicy appley flavor, mild alcohol, crisply acidic and white vinous finish. Barrel ain’t that apparent in the flavor.
oh6gdx (24852) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@BeerHunters, Pori. Pale yellow colour, no head. Aroma is rumraisins, vanilla, mild cherrypips as well as some mild spices, no traces of apples in the aroma. Flavour is basic green apples, mild vinegar and some dry wooden notes.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma light rom notes. Small frothy, white head. Fully diminishing longevity. Clear light yellow body. Moderate bitter flavor and light notes of peares. Light palate and watery texture.
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light yellow. Has a white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma: citrus, cask wood, rum, marzipan, almond.Flavor starts moderate sweet, acidic notes too.Dry texture. Soft carbonation.
HenrikSoegaard (12899) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale yellow colour. Nice apple aroma, powerfull vanilla notes. Nice dy apple flavor. Rom-casks is notisable. Average finish. Oily palate. OK cider.