HonusWagner (1391) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perhaps Iím just not qualified for this sort of thing. To me it smells like apples and phenols with a touch of tartness. No perceivable bourbon, vanillin or whatever. Taste is apples and a bit of tartness and spicy with some booze.
jhamp9 (1050) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pale gold with a fizzy white head that fades quickly. Aroma is sweet and sour apples, wood, and light bourbon. Taste is sweet apple, wood, bourbon, light spice and earth. Dry. Very nice.
Patrickctenchi (3671) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy yellow-gold.
Slightly sour apple/lemonhoney aroma.
Vanilla, tart yeast, apple, honey.
This has some sweet/tart lambic-like notes.
shrubber85 (7609) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Herbal apple aroma. Pale yellow. Mildly sweet apple and moderate bitter herbal flavor. Nice semi-sweet cider.
BLADT (625) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Semi-opaque gold in glass. A flash bang of a white head. Aroma of green apples, white wine offsets, ceder and vanilla sweetness presumably from the aging. Complex, but pulled off. Starts subtly sweet, with apples showing first, followed by a warm middle that plays up the bourbon lineage. Finish is dry. Medium bodied. Above average action from the carbonation. This was a fun bottle.
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Cloudy gold pour with a ton of fizzy white head. Dry and tart acidic aroma with some light fruit and sweet notes. Flavor is extremely tart at the beginning with a dry chardonnay and apple-like quality coming up at the end. Some subtle wood notes throughout.
tricyclist (753) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample pour of light, light liquid, faintly hazed straw almost. Nose is light sweet fruit and light sugar notes, slight zest and light booze notes. Flavor is dry, apples and light pear notes, finishing with bourbon. While I donít always love cider, this isnít too bad
keanex (1456) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Crystal clear straw-golden hue with a transparent ring on top.
Aroma: Hints of oak, bourbon and vanilla along with a hints of spiced sweesemi-sweet apple cider. This smells very nice, it could use some strength but everything is balanced nicely.
Taste: The apples and bourbon fight for attention, slightly tart, hinting towards sour even. Itís decent as heck, but Iím not in love. I would like a little more sweetness. The finish is of apple skins and cinnamon.
Palate: Medium bodied, highly carbonated.
Overall: I enjoy this, but I enjoy the aroma more than the taste. The aroma reminds me of hot slightly spiced apple cider with a shot of bourbon in it. The taste is too skewed towards tart and dry for me to love it. Itís good though, I just donít know if itís $20 good.
paintedmaple (410) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty cider with some background notes of wood, bourbon, and vanilla. Very rich tasting and has the character of a fine wine. Well done.
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at blue monk, Buffalo. Interesting cider. apples, touch of bourbon, oak, vanilla. pretty cool flavors. Nice