daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Nice and sweet with apples and concentrated honey. This was good, but not as good as the first ice cider of the day. PhillyBeer2112 (2895) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2009
FRO throwdown: And my 2nd ice cider (of the day and ever). More tightly focused sweet apple pie, really good dessert apple. Nice but not an explosion of awesome. jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
2008-12-19. Lightly syrupy caramel/amber body. Aroma has smooth caramelized wood notes? Not sure if its actually wood or my imagination, mild tart and sweet apples. Flavour is similar with tart highlights over a sweet base. Sweet notes, light earthy apple skins. Smooth medium to full bodied palate. (4+) Very nice. <i>2005 Vintage Bottle c/o Quevillon</i>
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2008
2005 bottle shared with Jerc and Mabel, courtesy of them (thanks!). Woody, apple, sweet aroma. Nice dark orange in the glass. Great taste - tons of apple and lots of maple sweetness, lots of wood as well. Alcohol not burning at all - very smooth. A really unique and solid ice cider. TaktikMTL (7975) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
Bouteille claire, avec bouchon de liège, achetée au Mondial des Cidres de Glace du Québec 2008 (Rougemont, QC). Arôme: Odeur de pomme et de miel avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée. Saveur: Goût de pomme et de miel avec une pointe d’alcool. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture sirupeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de pommes en arrière goût. (Rating #1889)
Quevillon (3174) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2008
Bouteille de 200 ml, acheté le 21/2/08, au Marché des Saveurs (Mtl), bu ce soir. Couleuration rousse rosé, apparence bien liqueureuse. Arome chaude et douce de pomme et poire cuite, avec des notes de fruits des champs. Le goût commence par des pomme cuite un peu acide, puit des petits fruits légèrement sûrette et une finition doucement sucré. Un cidre de glace très bien balancé, arromatisé et délicieux! CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
(375ml bottle) Courtesy of RBs man in Verdun, Goldorak. A special thanks as this is not available at the SAQ. Pours a deep red-orange body. No indication of the mild 8% ABV. Perhaps 14%? Nose is highly alcoholic with nail polish, incredibly sweet bourbon and apple juice. Acidic fronts with a boozy, oily and tart apple bite. Very good. Like none of the other Ice Ciders I’ve tried... tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2006
Brown sugar, caramel and baked applesin the aroma. Clear amber coloured body is vscous with nice legs on the glass. Apples, alcohol and caramel are strong on the tongue. Somewhat cloying in its thick, syrupy sweetness. Liquorous and warming. Bottle sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, Goldorak, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Olivier_MTL, Rastacouere and Siroy. beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
The pour reveals a clear copper color. Excellent aroma and flavor of cooked apples, oranges and alcohol, the alcohol is not too dominating, it’s just right. It’s a very smooth and enjoyable ice cider. Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
Bought this right off of Christian Barthomeuf’s hands, he’s sort of the forefather of Ice ciders, helping to develop both Face Cachée de la pomme and Domaine Pinnacle ice ciders, he finally scrounged up enough scratch to buy his own piece of land and make his own. This was the grand finale of the "let’s piss off Clark" tasting, but I think we’ll end up pissing off Todd a bit more with this offering!
Dark rich golden viscous hues, sort of like those hydrogenated palm or peanut oils. This is a flat cider, so no bubbles or head whatsoever, and frankly it wouldn’t be necessary.
Slow cooked apples, a soothing vanilla butterscotch, the alcohol feel is subtle, but gradualy picks up steam to develop interesting Calvados-like fusels.
The rich sweetness of the apple (Cortland or Spartan, not sure at all) grips you at first like getting a crate of them dumped right on your head. The alcohol slowly creeps up next to smooth things over and dissolve some of the sugars, the finale being more a crisp, acidic tinge that is reminiscent of certain Normandy ciders, but only if you then kissed someone who’s been licking on maple taffy all day.
He’s got all the basic aspects to make an upper-tier ice cider, give this guy a few years and he’ll really give you a Frimas-style knockout, yet for now he’s still charging Neige prices.