Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to Chris for sharing this a ways back. Beautiful apple bouquet underneath bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Fantastic design and execution.
Renobob (450) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bu à la pression. Goût typique de pomme (évidemment) mais également de sorbet poire. Sucre bien dosé, pétillant idem. A good one !
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pale golden with minimal head. Tart and extremely flavorful with light bourbon. As close to perfect as I’ve ever had in a cider.
SpongeRuiner (561) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a pale golden straw color with a light white head. Almost looks like a light beer. A very interesting fruity tart yet bourbon aroma. At the very first taste you get the hint of the bourbon flavors. Nothing too strong. At the same time a tart tingle on the tongue that gives a nice balance. Very dry mouthfeel. Not too sweet or sugary. And not too carbonated like most ciders. I liked it. Definitely one of the best ciders I’ve ever had. Though I’m not the biggest fan. Still good.
andrewje41 (135) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour. Fresh cut apple aroma. Incredible cider with a very clean, refreshing, apple flavor. I could drink this all day. Very well done.
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Alla Spina. Pours a clean pale gold. Aroma is bourbon, oak, cider apple, champagne. Taste is fruity, oak, berries, with a dry, tannic finish. Real nice
patrickfannon (1230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample care of Steve Wildy at Alla Spina. Pours pale pinkish clear coral with no head. Aroma is strawberry, peach skin, star fruit, and some amazing notes of fresh bubblegum. Dry, slightly tart/sour and light on the tongue. Grapefruit and merlot wine, with some smooth oaky notes in the finish. Wow. Incredible cider.
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patrick767 (3397) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at JK O’Donnell’s - This cider has a ripe apple aroma and tastes tart, lightly sweet, and finishes on the dry side. It’s light bodied with light carbonation. Very good cider. The sugars are at a very nice level, lending some sweetness but not too much. I couldn’t tell it was bourbon barrel aged. Seeing that here on the site was the first I knew, so don’t expect a lot of bourbon taste.
tripelthreat (185) - Soquel, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale gold with not much of a white head. Nose is ripe apple with some spice. Taste is a little tart and medium sweet. Flavors of ripe fleshy apple with some skin, depth and richness from the barrel without overt bourbon notes. Sweetness is kept in check and finishes with more ripe apple. Body is on the lighter side of medium with some noticeable carbonation. Very drinkable and with just enough complexity. Pretty good.
DrSilverworm (5022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dutch’s. Clear golden color. Thin ring of white head. Very nice vanilla aromas in this. Juicy red apple, oak, nice light bourbon warmth in this... The bourbon is noticeable, but very subtle. Not over powering... The apple is still featured first and fore most. One of the smoothest, easiest-drinking ciders I’ve ever had. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Medium-plus body. Normally there’s something overly sweet or biting or soft about ciders that prevents me from taking bigger swigs, but that’s not the case with this Mitten... Moderate to bigger sweet taste, light hint of tart. Good dry finish taste-wise, no lingering sugary cloy. Great cider, met my expectations. One of the most enjoyable ciders I’ve ever had.