jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
22oz bomber poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark amber with almost no head. Aroma of apples, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is heavily sweet. Apples with molasses and brown sugar. Full bodied with a thick sticky texture. Soft carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, very good. Pretty sure I could drink this everyday. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2011
bottle at azwine on 8/10/11. Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2011
it pours out a hazy amber color. there are a few bubbles noticed on top but it has relatively no head.
it smells amazingly like butterscotch covered apples! it is also quite earthy... almost like standing in a ripe apple orchard... fresh air, stems, seeds, leaves, juice and awesome.
the flavor is not as apple-y as the aroma but it certainly makes up for it with notes of bruised apples, vanilla, brown sugar, woody molasses, calmyra figs and toffee. i kept saying to my drinking partner that it tasted a lot like molasses, it tastes like friggin’ molasses!... we later realized after reading the label that it indeed had molasses added to it! there is quite a bit of alcohol coming through but that is not necessarily a bad thing. it combines with the fruity acidity on the finish to help clean up the richness. it is thick, lux and smooth but there is enough acid to balance it out and make it incredibly easy to put away. 8/4/8/4/17/4.1+
btw, i later paired this in the dining room with a dessert of caramelized figs from a neighbors tree, toasted pound cake and buttermilk ice cream. it worked perfectly since the cider had a lot of fig newton qualities and enough acid to help out the buttery deliciousness in the dessert!
quite an amazing cider with lots of character. the combination of apples, brown sugar, and molasses. the palate is medium thin. but the over taste is utterly outstanding. 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. dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2011
(22oz bottle courtesy of dionysusu!). Pours hazy caramel color. Aroma of cooked apples and molasses. Taste is sweet with a maltiness from the molasses. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Smooth. Thanks Walter!
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 13, 2011
bottle. muddy brownish with no head. aroma is similar to champagne with a molasses note. flavor has a definite sweet caramel molasses note with bruised red apples. lingering black licorice in the finish. i’m not too familiar with ciders but this is a different one for sure. i really enjoyed it. bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Dark cloudy amber with a tiny initial head. Odd aroma of butterscotch with a titch of smoke and overripe apples. Tastes like sickly sweet apples, butterscotch and smoke. Low carbonation for a cider with a full body. Strange cider overall, but I surprisingly like it.