_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2017
Bottle courtesy of Jacob. Clear deep golden pour leaving some very prominent legs on the glass with a swirl. Intense caramel apple nose with plenty of expected tartness. Light dried cherries, minerals, lemon peal & alcohol. Sweet, sour & fruity taste. Oily, round & tart mouthfeel. Delicious ice cider with plenty of oxidative complexity. Damn good! hackobock (4007) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2017
UPDATED: APR 2, 2017 April 1 2017. Bottle, courtesy of tom10101, thanks! AdmiralVernon (1187) - SWEDEN - APR 1, 2017
Clear deep golden. Aroma is lots of sweet baked apples and tart green apples, some toffee, vanilla and a touch of cinnamon, nice oxidized notes of dried fruits. Taste is sweet and sour, lots of fruits. Full bodied, oily and dry. Finish is sour, lots of tart green apples, some sweet caramel and vanilla notes.
Great, aged well and has a nice oxidized note.
A: Brown coloured N: Red apples, baked apples T: Baked apples, red apples, hint of vanilla O: Very nice balanced! markextrae (4410) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2017
Shared bottle, deep darker brownish colour. Nose of deep caramel apples, caramel glacing, zest, toffee, granny Smith apples. Lovely GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
Brown and lightly syrupy. Aroma is candied baked apple, hint of booze. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, sweet and complex on the palate with a touch of acidic. Taste is baked apples, apple juice,
Leighton (21075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle shared during the 2016 RB Best Awards. Many, many thanks to J. Hux for sharing this treat! Pours clear copper-gold with a few bubbles. Big juicy apple aroma, with light honey, clover, ripe apple. Hearty sweet flavour, rich and smooth, with some apple sauce, light caramel, suggestions of berries. Medium to full bodied, and lightly chewy. Warming on the finish, highly sweet, with lots more ripe apples and juicy apple sauce. Excellent. Absolutely delicious. brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2016 Bottle @ RBWG 2016. Huge thanks to Julien. Nice amber color to this. Big time acidity to this, which really helps with all the vanilla, caramel, and apple pie filling. Subtle spice, even feels like there’s a bit of oak character to it. Some toasted nuts, cake, honey, and baked apple. Great mouthfeel. Damn good. phaleslu (10098) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle at the RB Awards, and I think JulienHuxley shared it. Thanks, Julien, for sharing this long-time want of mine! Pours a hazy amber-orange with no head and minimal legs. Coating apple, sweet and lightly tart, with brown sugar, honey, vanilla, and hazelnut. Medium-plus bodied, with a coating, sweet, tangy, barely tart mouthfeel and low carbonation. Great balance of sweetness and acidity. Has held up incredibly well. Awesome stuff. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Hazy red. Great aroma of apples, caramel, honey, cookies, vanilla, wood. Sweet, rich flavor, with apples, caramel, wood. Rounded. KyotoLefty (10193) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle at the Rate Beer Awards Festival Bottle Share. Great acidic apple nose. Dark gold, oily and thick. Very sweet apple flavor, lots of the skin, syrupy and a bit too sweet but pretty good balance.