Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Head is initially very small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is notes of artificial candied/caramel apple, incense / scented candle / perfume / Dial soap, raw wood. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, unclean. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly astringent. What the hell is this stuff? The smell is almost not even food/beverage-like, it’s more like a scented candle. The icky, cartoony kind, the ones that Yankee Candle Co. sells. Bizarre and quite unpleasant.
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Bottle. Amber color with fast disappearing white head in the snifter. Aroma has light barrel notes with baked apples.
Flavor is a wisp of bourbon, tart apple, with a decent amount of sweetness in the finish. Vanilla oak with some caramel. Texture is very dry as it should be. Really the first cider I had that falls in the medium body range instead of light. Overall, maybe the best cider I have ever sampled. The barrel makes this cider.
Ericular (496) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another combination from Woodchuck that I wouldn’t have thought I’d enjoy. Just as advertised, it’s apple cider with some bourbon. Good combination.
alliance100 (375) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours a deep gold/copper . Strong oak and sweet bourbon aromas . Taste of medium apple sweetness , vanilla , and oak . Very enjoyable .
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kchampagne (67) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this one poured out of the bottle. It has a nice copper color, which automatically set it apart from most ciders. It definitely had a nice smokey aroma with vanilla and cinnamon. The flavor is well balanced and complex. I never imagined that a cider aged in bourbon barrels would work so well. This is definitely one of my favorite ciders.
thornecb (4172) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours still deep orange into a shaker. No head. Sweet caramel and bourbon aromas. Crisp apple upfront turning to vanilla and bourbon in the soft, lasting pie crust finish.
arminjewell (5720) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap, dark orange pour with no head, aroma brought notes of apple, vanilla, oak, bourbon, nice earth and spice. Taste is a mix of fruit, apple, hints of oak, bourbon, and vanilla, finishing with some spice. Nicely done.
Ferris (2042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft - Sweet red app land some barrel notes. Clear copper with no head. Marzipan, vanilla, far sugars an apple. After a long day of drinking, just what I needed. Crisp, refreshing and flavourful.
zach8270 (3220) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Copper pour with a thin white head. Light apple aroma with a nice hint of the wood and bourbon from the aging. Definite bourbon sweetness at the front that turns into almost a maple syrup taste with the apples. Finishes dry and clean. A bit odd, but kind of nice.
BrewBoxer (1769) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a brown whiskey color with no head. Taste is sweet but the bourbon hits u right away. Awesome
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nearbeer (3436) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml. Clear amber-copper with a lasting small ring of bubbles. Nose of apples in brown sugar, vanilla, oak and light whiskey. Flavor is more of the same goodness with a bit more crispness from the apple and maybe a faint hint of char in the long aftertaste. Light-medium body is smooth with low-average carbonation, and to the sweet side with the oak and whiskey providing just enough dryness in the finish. Very nice use of the barrel.