thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with some orangish hues. There is no head to speak of (as typical for ciders) just a small white ring. Aroma is very pleasant, with notes of candied apples, and a slight touch of wood. Flavor is very ’’full’’. There is the sweet apple flavor you expect with a macro cider but it is muted. There is a really nice oak flavor that jumps in and out as it goes across your tongue. There is a bit of champagniness to it too. The nice thing is that it’s not overly carbonated. This is one of the best ciders I have ever had. Very nice, especially from the Bud/Miller of ciders.
PorterPounder (5346) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark golden with a few bubbles and little to no head. Not much of an aroma - hints of fresh lake water if you try hard. Faint traces of golden delicious apples but not very pronounced. Not much flavor to this one. Smooth, even mouthfeel. Uneventful.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Head is initially tiny, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is clear light to medium amber. Aroma is notes of apple, raw wood, caramel, light notes of vanilla, metal, and chemicals. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation. Enough acidity to keep it drinkable, and not without some aromatic interest...but as with the rest of their line, it’s more like apple soda pop than authentic cider (which of course the caramel coloring, sulfites, and potassium sorbate on the ingredient list would suggest).
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brass colored body with a thin white colored head. The aroma is largely cheap apple juice with some woody character. The taste has some apple cores and wood. There is also a taste like eating raw leaves. The finish is what one gets after eating raw sugar. That same type of feeling in the mouth after drinking fresh pressed cider. Good, but a little too sweet.
NeoHippie2 (909) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a truly great cider. Pours a golden amber. Yeast and apples on the nose. Flavor is of fresh apples with a nice dry woody finish where the oak really shines through. Very drinkable. Awesome cider, very unique and definitely worth a try
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours golden straw with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is champagny yeast, mild oaky and earthy apples. Tastes dry, apply, with champagny yeasty and chardonnay notes and a subtle oaky quality.
Earlier Rating: 6/2/2004 Total Score: 3.5
Copper colored, with aroma of apples and some red wine. I do taste the oak barrel flavor somewhat, and I like this cider.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
More going on in the flavor with this cider. Its deep flavor of apples, vanilla, and earthyness mix for a wonderful cider. I wish the finish lasted longer but its still good.
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2008 Apparently this is now called Woodchuck Draft Cider, Oak Aged. Pours amber/orange, with a small head. Aroma apples and vanilla. Flavor is apples, vanilla, and a bit of oak. Rather sweet, but has a some dryness at the end. Decent stuff.
MattShizzle (539) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Haven’t seen this around in years, but it was the best product by woodchuck. Once the pear cider came about this one was gone. It was a great cider, not too tart or too sweet with a wonderful vanilla flavor from the oak aging.
Anglofile (138) - Piti, GUAM - JAN 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted like apple cider with alcohol in it. I don’t consider this to be beer but it is nice to drink and goes well with chicken pot pie.