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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cider fermented in Michigan wildflower honey and aged in New Holland Brewing Company Dragon’s Milk Barrels.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14594) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle - pours yellow - nose/taste of cider, apple, honey, milk chocolate and light barrel - medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle. Orange pour with no head. Light honey, mild fruit, sweet aromas. Flavors are honey, fruit and oak notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rudzud (36) - Cherry Valley, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Shared with JLindros. Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear honey hue with no head. Aromas of nice honey, faint apples, light chocolate. The taste is similar to the nose. Like chocolate covered apples. Nice honey sweetness. Rather tasty with a good finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
svandyke (169) - USA - AUG 22, 2015
22oz bomber- Pours a golden caramel. Musty apple with some hints of raisin. Pretty still. The barrel-aged flavor overwhelms the apple, but has a refreshing sour note at the end. Slightly syrupy in texture

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Old-aroma of sour apples, vanilla and bourbon, fairly thick for a cider, not usually my style, but pretty darn good

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (1107) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a clear amber color with some small bubbles that rise to the top. A bright apple nose with a spiced background. A little perfumey. A crisp tart apple flavor upfront. The oak barrel flavor comes in about midway through. It immediately cuts down any over sweet flavor a typical cider would have at this point. Just ever so slightly chocolately. A dry sweet finish. A very nice cider. Towards the top for me especially considering the drinkable level. Most better end ciders are decent until halfway through then it’s just too sweet and sugary. Makes me want a beer. This one doesn’t do that. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
12/19/14. 750mL bottle from the Moline Hy Vee. Clear golden pour, looks fine for a BA cider. Interesting aroma, the barrel pops through a surprisingly large amount, otherwise some tart apple characteristics. Barrel, wood, vanilla in the flavor as well, combines with tart apples and yeast which is nice but the vanilla and cidery aspects give me a sense of butter that is slightly off putting. Not bad, interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2014
(bottle - 750 ml) Clear orange with a thin white head. Mildly sweet apple aroma with a nice tart base and then a good strong sweetness from the barrel aging. Dry and tart apple flavor with a very strong hint of the barrel and the stout within it. Sweet with a good amount of vanilla.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1972) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Notes. Pours clear still orange gold with zero head. Aroma of apple and wood. Taste is very dry lots of bourbon and oak wood

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3421) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, bright gold with a small bubbly head. Aroma is apple cider with tons of oak and a hint of vanilla. Big oak-y barrel taste as well with some moderate sweet apple cider and honey. A touch of bourbon shows up in the finish. Mouthfeel is a little sticky and it’s pretty smooth. Really liking these Vander Mill barrel aged ciders. I need to try some more.


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