Stuedmaster (244) - Vista, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I felt fortunate to find this, it is hard to come by in these parts. Pours dark amber in a wine glass, small amount of head quickly dissipates. Very nice color, although I noticed it has carmel color added. The aroma is strong vanilla and oak, more oak than your average wine. The taste is bright and fruity, a little on the sweet side, with perky vanilla, bourbon, and oak flavors dancing on your tongue. The body is medium witth a slick, thin texture, and very slight carbonation. The finish is sweet and long. One of the best ciders I’ve ever had.
shawnzarelli (1) - Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious. One of my favorites. Sweet, but not too sweet. Just crisp enough. Deep golden red color. Aged in bourbon barrels, gives it a smoky, caramel-y flavor.
crossovert (7961) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml green bottle. What? A woodchuck cider that is over 5%!? Still not a dry cider sweet bourbon notes atop a medium sweet cider bill.
cheap (4210) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as pictured, much darker in a brown bottle. Neutral smell. A fairly dark cider. Almost pale brown, one of the darker ciders I can remember. Decent co2 but could use more. Slight sweet with volatile flavors, fer sure you can tell its higher alky. Not sure if the sweet accents make it better or make it hurt. Overall not bad but a little cloying with the variety of unfermented stuff in there. Disappointing for a cider.
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Julie's it was gross kind of. It was gross like a sour mead. She gives a 0.8
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ckemps35 (15) - Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorite cider, and arguably my favorite beer (if you can call it that). This has a great combination of dry bourbon flavor with sweet Woodchuck cider, all tied together with a great crisp finish. The flavor is there, the mouthfeel is on point, and the aroma is amazing. To make Woodchuck Amber better, it needed something to make it slightly less sweet, with a smokey-ish flavor to balance it out a bit. This is what it needed. It’s hard to say what could be done to make this cider much better.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweeter bourbon and more prevalent barreling than my favorite cider, Stagger Lee. Pours the color of bourbon. Nice all around, good balance between bourbon oak and apple, whereas SL was more subtle. Warming lingering crisp sweet finish."
mnmike (1047) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very awesome for a cider. Strong sweetness and sugary, but the bourbon really makes the cider shine.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crushed a bottle. Aroma is candied apple, vanilla, and maple syrup. Pours amber with a small fizzy head. Taste is caramel apple, slight oak vanilla and pancake maple syrup. Far too much pancake taste for what I was hoping for. Would not repeat this one.
rader58 (792) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours burnt orange with hints of red. Aroma of wood, smoke, peat, candy apple. Flavor is smoky, wood, apple, caramel. This is my first rating of a cider and I am ridiculously impressed. It is like a sweetened, less harsh bourbon or a much less sweet apple juice that tastes like bourbon. win win.
scarletfire65 (982) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes.....Bottle at home. Oak, caramel, woody, candy apple, sweet. Like liquified alcoholic candy corn. Some maple notes in there, too. Excellent.