Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle left over from FoBAB 2014. Pour is pale yellow with no head. Aroma and flavor of heavy bourbon, slight spice, honey, and light sugar. Finish is dry and a bit harsh.
charule (2179) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a case of 750mls I got after helping cleanup FOBAB. Poured very pale yellow no head. Aroma of white wine sweet bourbon apples. No carb med bod.
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Extremely dry brew, fusel alcohol and extremely nsweetened dry earthy appple. Takes a bit to get used to but some nice caramel and vanilla flavors emerge to put a light twist on cider.
rxeight (2626) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pour from a 750 at fobab. Apple vinegar. Too much barrel. Gasoline. Not good. Slammed it and moved on.
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle gifted by the folks at Virtue. Thanks, guys! Shared at the New Glarus RnD Release. Pours a nice glowing cidery champagne hue, faint haze but near transparent. Frothy loose whitish head atop stays as a small ring, laces small. Aromas are firmer oak, whiskey and vanilla. Gentle spiciness, apple and a bit of tartness. Nice depth of vanillla with some apple sweetness, juice and a bit of dryness. Some deeper barrel notes without heat. Initial is lighter end with firm barrel, wet oak and tannic wood. Spirit, a bit of warmth but more vanilla, toaasty coconut and whiskey. Middle is a bit more apple driven, cidery with touches of juicy red apple, mellow tartness. Backend is dry, tannic and a bit fuzzy. Some nice apple presence mixes with the firmer barrel. I feel the barrel is potent here without being hot. Richer depth of flavors, vanilla, toasty oak and spirit with gentle apple tartness, a touch of spice, pie as we finish. Some harshness up front but grows on me.