muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Dark amber, looks like unfiltered juice or dark cream soda, you know the kind with caramel color.
Fresh juicy flavor, but a bit cheap-tasting, sweet and simple, with a hint of citrusy tang in the finish, decent body. Well above average for a commercial cider, though I’m not really missing this now-retired alcoholic soda. Thanks so much to Flipbrewer for his cross-country trade of this rarity back to its home state!
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A truly unique cider. You can taste the oak and vanilla. Dark colour, complex flavour.
CapFlu (4244) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2004 (12oz bottle) I cannot find this on the Woodchuck website so I am guessing that they no longer make this? Pours the darkest cider I've every laid my eyes on - a beautiful bronze. Every so slight carbonation. Nose is of a port mixed with apples; its rather euphoric. The flavour does consist of a red wine tang. Slight cheap, flat cola finish. Very good and complex of the ciders I'm sampled...
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear amber color with no head. Aroma is of apples. Taste is of apples. Nicely sweet. Did not taste any vanilla.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I did not taste the vanilla at all when I had this. Very clean and crisp, very sweet.
ciderguy (98) - Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty good sweet cider. Couldn’t find the hint of vanilla or oak barrel taste its supposed to have, but worth a try. A little on the sweet side and far from the dry side.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An intersting cider, way more filling than any other cider i hjave ever had. It has way more of a beer/draft taste than any others.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thirst-quenching, sprite-like and artificial in a sometimes-good way, but I prefer the Dark & Dry or Granny Smith.
qwikstreet (43) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a semi decent cider. The one I buy the most, because the six pack shop is always running specials on it.