crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Its a nice combo here and good on them for experimenting wiht the local spirits. The slight moky element is a welcome addition to cidre. Don’t think ive ever had one in a whisky cask.
obguthr (3766) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong apple, walnut, nougat, and oat nose. That’s right, oat not oak. Clear yellow. Apple and walnut flavor. Soft, smooth mouthfeel, medium body. Wonderful richness and complexity, good balance. Drinks somewhat like applejack, but not boozy at all. Excellent.
ComradeK (1009) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear straw gold, with carbonation limited to isolated bubbles. Fresh apple juice, honeyed notes and hints of Scotch and spice make up the aroma. A good level of tartness up front fades gently into sweet apple and honey in the mid-palate, with hints of whisky and spice playing around the edges. The smooth finish has an almost white Burgundy feel to it, and there is a pleasantly oaky aftertaste. This is a little sweeter than most British-style ciders, but tempered by the complexity introduced by the whisky barrels. Very nice.
Ferris (3887) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask - Apple and some raw oak. Clear light gold with almost no head. Sweet apple and like oak notes. The sweetness does overpower the other flavours finish., butt is still nice. Quite sweet and long
Don2711 (113) - - JUL 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Excellent cider with lovely look. Great taste. Definitely best I?ve drunk for a while. Possibly best ever drunk.
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Tesco, Inverness. Lemon gold, short lived fizzy white head and gentle condition. Gentle woody nose with a background of sweet apple, quite full and sweet in the mouth with a slightly dry appleskin note, a pleasing oakiness with hints of vanilla and some tangy spirits notes, finish is sweet apple and oaky wood with retronasal alcohol lingering.
LomYst (480) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely apples with some wood and scoth in the back... nice sweet taste and an apple finish.. light fizzy carbs
kermis (4938) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Kaapse Beer festival. Pours clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma of green apples, light whiskey notes and light wood. Flavour is moderate sweet with a light acidity. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
minutemat (1534) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint @ the Salopian Summer Cider Festival July 14. Pours clear gold, moderately sweet whisky-tinged taste, not overpowering but sweet all the same. Enjoyable cider.
JefVerstraete (1271) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from DeliciouslyDifferent, Nethen. Clear yellow colour. Sweet aroma of apples with notes of honey and vanilla. Light sour. A bit too sweet to be refreshing.