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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
100% Bourbon Barrel Aged Cider.

Admin Note: A different offering than The Mitten which is a blended cider composed of both fresh and barrel aged cider.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2014
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.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rxeight (1472) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Pour from a 750 at fobab. Apple vinegar. Too much barrel. Gasoline. Not good. Slammed it and moved on.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
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.


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