Travlr (26198) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle. Deep murky purplish brown color, few bubble edge head. Aroma of apple skins, grapes, subtle port wine. Taste is vinous as well, with port and vanilla in addition to the apples. Medium dry finish. Interesting and unique. bhensonb (15837) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours a very hazy dark amber/brown. Aromas of very ripe apple skins and treacle. Near medium body. Flavor is lightly appleskin with some supporting treacle. All very moderate - neither light nor heavy. Drinks much like a low carbonation ale. And despite the treacle the skin bitter balances. Very much worth a try. Drinks way too easy. Tmoney99 (15029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with a minimal fizzy head that diminished slowly with little lacing. Medium floral apple and grape aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark grape and tart apple flavor with a medium grape sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable refreshing beverage. Lubiere (14182) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
A dirty hazed BROWN cider with a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice mix of apples and molasses, musty. In mouth, a strange mix of tart apples and black strap molasses, the last reminding me of molasses on buckwheat pancakes. Strange experience. Bottle at City Beer Hall, April 28, 2012. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA, opened 10/1/10. Pours a very dark hazy amber color with a thin fizzy head. Aroma of caramel and apples with a tart, earthy finish. The taste is molasses, apples, earthy notes and a bitter nutty finish. Medium bodied.
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a spare white head. Aroma of honey, molasses, butterscotch, apple, and butter. Flavor of baked apple, butter, honey, and molasses with a somewhat dry finish. j12601 (13188) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle shared with my lovely wife. Pours a rather darkly tinged brown with a bit of a white head while it pours. Warm yeast and dark wood, soft spiced apples, touches of banana. Warm toffee and caramel and umami notes as this warms. Medium bodied, nice velvety mouthfeel with light carbonation. Picks up some smokiness as it warms up. This is interesting and I really like the idea of using different yeast strains to do a cider and see if you can detect and isolate properties and qualities typically associated with the beer style. I almost get some soft little roast hints with some dry bitterness. Soft and sweet overtones on the finish, more warm banana yeast and stewed apples. Very interesting. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2017
22oz bottle. Poured a brown with amber edges and a thin head. Apples, apple cider with butterscotch. slowrunner77 (12972) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"this is the one that got my attention on the shelf - being brewed with stout yeast - so we ended up doing a 3 cider tasting. all were nice, this was the most unique, possibly the least drinkable. depends on your mood i guess. in the mood for cider, this ain’t your huckleberry. want a liquified molasses cookie? well here you go! apple elements greatly overshadowed by molasses and a nice dry yeasty spice (subtle). poured a dark amber/brown with a fuller feel thean either the honey crsip or saint. overkill on the molasses, but glad to have tried it." daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Dionysus hooks up with an unlabled bottle. Awesome Walter! Cloudy apple juice pure. Aroma is much like an unfiltered apple juice with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is sweet, yeasty, fresh apples, applesauce. This is really good.