Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Macrobrew gold. Appley nose. Sprizty body. Some toast, apple. Pretty boring presentation. Too sweet.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz. bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a spare white head that quickly diminishes. Aroma of apple, oak, vinegar, caramel, and cork. Flavor of sweet apple and oak with a dry finish.
bhensonb (10938) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA as Winter Hard Cider. Pours light golden amber. Aroma is more wood than apple. Near med body. Flavor is more apple than wood. It’s lightly tart, has hints of wood, and possibly a touch of vanilla. Probably. Turns out to be pretty tasty.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: January 02, 2009
Appearance: clear copper, frothy head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet apple aroma with a nice woody character, good dose of sulpher
Flavor: sweet apple flavor is nicely tempered by the wood, good balance, light balancing bitterness added by the oak
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
brokensail (10795) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An almost orange color with a short lived bit of white foam. The nose is candy sweet with some hints of caramel and vanilla to go along with Smarties. Hints of oak, tart green apple, and some sugar. The flavor is sweet and sugary, too. Hints of caramel and vanilla, green apple, a light tartness, and some sugar/candy. Not bad, actually.
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, no retention or lacing. Aroma and flavor is apple, slightly sweet, oak, and butter. Light body, low warmth, medium-light carbonation with a dry finish.
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Clear amber cider with a small, fizzy, quickly dissipating head. Woodsy, apply nose - suggestions of sour mash and apple butter. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Sweet and woodsy with just a whisper of sour mash. Basically, a middle-of-the-road cider with fizz. Lengthy, sweet, mildly bourbony finish that dries out a touch in the end.
daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from total wine. An oak aged cider? Seemed funny but it realy isnt bad at all. You get the normal apple cider that you would expect but some pleasant vanilla and bourbon flavors are present that really seem to work. Surprising for sure.
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from a local grocery store. Pours a clear amber with a head that makes cola look good. Aroma is apples with vanilla and faint toasted oak notes. Taste is apples, oak, vanilla. Faintly spicy. Medium bodied. One of their better products.
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
355mL thanks to CaptainCougar. A recent want list item for me! Thanks a ton! The pour is a clear gold with white bubbles appearing. Aroma is light urine, pear, moving to 100% canned, sweetened pear sections. Taste is ultra sweet, pear juice, ash, aspartame, light tartness. Syrupy sweet palate. Ick.