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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Woodchuck Private Reserve Barrel Select is our ultra-limited cider crafted in small batches for a rare taste of sweet, crisp apple cider combined with smoky, dry bourbon flavors. Aged in genuine white oak Kentucky bourbon barrels, this copper-hued gem pairs excellently with cheese, pork roast and chocolate cake. Served best at 50 degrees, Barrel Select is truly an exclusive joy to relish.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6290) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Proof Brewing Company. Light copper pour, off-white head. Nutty and oaky aroma. Flavor has some bubble gum accents, a nice dollop of oak woodiness, crisp apples and a back end of amaretto. Thick enough mouthfeel. A nice change of pace for a cider.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2272) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2015
On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill, barrel 14. Light copper with no head. Very sweet, strong bourbon, oak and vanilla, lots of maple, apples and cider characteristics are overwhelmed until the finish, toffee, mild carbonation and sweet, bold flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rikstar (1463) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld tijdens pokeravond. Goudgeel met een witte kraag. Smaak en geur zoet met elstarappels.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
On tap at the cidery.
Appearance: Clear darkish amber.
Aroma: Big oak, whiskey and vanilla.
Taste: Hints of vanilla with apple. Whiskey noted on the finish.
Palate: Crisp.
Overall: Very nice! Great BA cider!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2015
12 oz bottle at home from notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with no head at all. The aroma and flavor have sweet apples, a slight tang, oak, vanilla, some subtle bourbon, pretty good for a cider, but it is still a cider.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from Wegman’s. Pours deep copper with minimal head. Apple, cinnamon, honey in the nose. Tastes rich, dense, with apple, spice, cinnamon, finishing tartness, molasses, and oak. Pretty good, and the bourbon barrels add a lot of depth to this.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2578) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2015
amber with minimal head. probably more interesting than good. there’s a lot of flavor, that’s for sure, but i’m not sure the overall mix is hitting the sweet spot for me. woodiness with some harsh bourbon overtone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3119) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12 oz bottle. Deep amber color with some temporary head. Conservative barrel age treatment. Lightly sweet. Good apple flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1212) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle into snifter glass, clear ambery-copper color with no head. Aroma notes of maple, vanilla, light oak and apple sweetness. Taste adds notes of sugary caramel, maple syrup and light cinnamon spices. Light body, low carbonation, sticky with sweet caramel vanilla finish. Not bad for a chuck.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2653) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bleh, I had kinda hoped this would be a good one and it started interesting with a nice oaky vanilla note but quickly turned to a really sweet and cloying cider, hint of tartness and carbonation, with the barrel flavors just becoming a little off-putting rather than adding character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1431) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2015
12 oz bottle poured. Pours a dark solid gold color with a fading head. Aroma of some sweet sugary apples. Flavor is interesting, and a bit unexpected. Maple syrup flavor throughout. Kinda a dessert cider. Oakey. Unique for a cider, which I always enjoy. Solid.


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