Gription79 (1597) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Alaskan Barleywine festival. Notes of crisp apple, peat smoke, sweet apple. This is a real treat.
Drake (6503) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9 ounce bottle from Taps, Summerville, SC. Pours a clear pale golden color with lots of visible carbonation but not much of a head. Weak legs. Aroma of very sweet candy-ish apples with some mild wood, vanilla and metallic notes. The taste is apples, wood, vanilla, mild whisky. Medium bodied. It’s a bit of a mess aroma wise, but it’s tasty.
k0mpsa (428) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at konttori, tampere. Clear golden color, no head. Aroma is oak, whiskey, apples. Nice balanced taste, oak, whiskey, apples, little alcohol but not pushing.
MalcolmTucker (513) - SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Very pale yeallow appearance. Sweet woody apple aroma and flavour. Very light and not as full flavoured as I was expecting.
nocsimian (7) - Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased a bottle from my local growler shop. Pours brilliantly clear, low to moderate carbonation. Slight head that quickly dissipates. Whiskey aroma is detectable in the undertones of the aroma but not overwhelming. Pleasant apple taste but slightly tamer than American ciders. Whiskey notes are pleasant. Was expecting a bit more carbonation but doesn’t detract at all.
smith4498 (2631) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours pale yellow color with white head. Aromas of apples, whiskey and wood. Sweet apple flavor with whiskey and wood. Light to medium body with average carbonation. Not as enjoyable as the regular version for me.
Blairgus (1753) - California, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
18 Apr 2013, bottle. very pale yellow, almost colorless, occasional bubbles, no head. nose is champaign, cider, slight oakiness. thin body and mildly fizzy. sweet apple juice with a prominent oaked flavor. can’t say i like what the whisky cask does for this cider
FatPhil (7498) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Black Door, Helsinki)
Super dry woody aroma, a touch of whisky - nice and subtle and well-integrated. Clear gold. More barrel than apple, but by heck I love it. Sure, tehre’s apple fruit too, but it’s nice and dry. Woody. Super drinkable. Refreshing.
bhensonb (8997) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours gold with tiny bubbles in the body, and bigger ones on top. Aroma is very strong - but doesn’t seem to be either whiskey or cider. Deep inhale adds some appleskin. It’s a nice overall aroma. Med body. Flavor is very astringent apple with a smooth flavor that must be from the barrels. It’s subtle compared to many things aged in scotch barrels. Finishes fairly dry, astringent, appley, and very lightly hinting of whiskey. Very lightly. Drinks nicely.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the 2013 Chicago Cider Summit. Pours a clear pale gold with a white head that starts at the edges and dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of whiskey with some sweet apple underlying. Flavor whiskey and cider work well on the tongue with sweet apple up front and a light whiskey note in the finish.