shadey (2171) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2018 Stuedmaster (352) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz. bomber. Aroma is of basement cured molasses with a little sour crud on it. Color is a distinctive amber-brown. This tastes like a failed home brew experiment, I definitely like the Saint and Honey Crisp better. I don’t think molasses belongs in hard cider, the flavors don’t blend well together. It is difficult to sort out the apple flavor from the molasses and stout yeast. I’m a big fan of stout, but the yeast doesn’t work with cider, too dry and distinctive for this beverage. Nice try, but I won’t be revisiting this one.
22oz bottle. Probably two years old. Brownish crystal pour with light carbonation. Aroma is a blend of sweet apples, rich molasses and alcohol. Flavors are rich and smooth. Super easy to drink despite the alcohol aroma. It reminds me of an old timey colonial beverage. hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2017
22oz bottle. Poured a brown with amber edges and a thin head. Apples, apple cider with butterscotch. BelgianBeerGal (4256) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle that Mom found in the cabinet but who knows if it was mine or Zac’s! It’s definitely a different cider. The aroma almost has a musty, red wine slant to it. The flavor starts and finishes with mild apples but there is some strange yeastiness in the middle. Nice to try something different but this was miss for me overall. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Pours a clear deep amber.. slightly bubbly. Aroma is like apples with brown sugar, butterscotch and fig. Flavor follows suit...notable molasses...really tastes like a blend of cider and Irish stout...delicious. Mouthfeel is full and almost sticky with a lingering molasses/apple autumnal finish. slowrunner77 (13206) - 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."
BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Poured amber/brown with no head. Aroma and flavors of apple, yeast, rubber, molasses, and port wine. Light body, dry, but sweet. Chudwick (3439) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2013
double deuce - pours like no cider I’ve ever seen. Nose is cider meets whisky. Sweet and boozy. Butterscotch for sure. Interesting to say the least and warming. radarsock (1223) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2013
I’m not sure how much exactly I paid for this, but I’m quite sure it didn’t exceed $6. It was only a 650mL bottle, after all. I picked this up at New England Wine & Spirits earlier today. This looks like shit water... I’m not kidding. Hazy light brown with sediments clinging to the bottom. A few bubbles shown, but nothing beyond that. Nosed molasses, applesauce, and pecans, and a little faint honey. Tasted literally of molasses and applesauce. That sounds good in theory, but the molasses totally dominated the apple notes, making it taste less like a cider and more like some Bruery experiment. Kind of an oversweet mess. 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. b3shine (9271) - Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bomber to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a fairly transparent amber with off-white lacing that dissipates pretty quickly. Smells and tastes of off-flavored cider with an unbalanced molasses presence and off yeast notes. Average (at best) on the palate. Not good.