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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Boom, Boom. A big, bold swaggering cider, blended to the edge of dangerous. An American original. An authentic American rock n roll cider.

Blended 3 times, using apple-wines aged in American rye whiskey barrels Colfax Classic apple-wine plus a Forbidden Fruit experimental wit-style yeast fermentation. Final blend with unfiltered fresh-pressed Gravenstein apple juice.

ABV: 6.9%

Poured Appearance: Whiskey Cloudy. Slightly opaque.

Color: Rich golden orange.

Aroma: Mild moonshine Tennessee woods, soft spicy rye whiskey, ripe apple.

Flavor: Dry, subtly spicy rye whiskey, butterscotch, faint banana & ripe apple with mild apple-skin tannins. Full bodied sexy finish.

Final Blend: 63% fermented apple-wine, 23% Gravenstein fresh-pressed apple juice.

Unfiltered & blended from apple-wine straight from the rye whiskey barrels. Give a solid, firm bottoms-up tilt and swirl to disperse sediment evenly to best enjoy whiskey aromas and unique bouquet. Best enjoyed at cellar temperature, 50/55F, with or without 1 or 2 ice cubes.

Stagger Lee is most certainly worthy of aging in your cellar.

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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (1222) - Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2012
bottle - They start with an average cider and then they aged it, which gives it some interest, but doesnt remove the lingering mediocrity of the base cider. They need to work on their base cider. So far, their ciders all leave me with a vague feeling of disappointment and, sadly, this one is no different.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (6171) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Cloudy straw color. Woody apple scent. I envision a fall day at the orchard with casks setting in the back room. Flavors are a bit too thin to handle all the wood and rye.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (4142) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2016
They were absolutely right when they said that this would cellar well, and Im disappointed that I dont have more stashed away. Mine was aged 4.5 years in a refrigerator. The aroma has good wood notes with lots of green apple, which is the biggest flavor element, but there is also complexity, not particularly of whisky but dry and rounded with a floral note. Really easy drinking, interesting. Excellent cider. Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11668) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"Best cider Ive ever had to date, hands down. Crispin is always on the forefront and this is their masterpiece. Some combo of apple wines aged in rye whiskey barrels blended with cider & Gravensteins juice. The barreling is quite subtle but leaves such a pleasant aftertaste. The apples really shine , fresh & sweet, and the abv is just right."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (5324) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
bottle. deep golden with minimal head. its hard to go wrong with a bourbon barrel aged cider. oak and whiskey, plenty of apple, and perhaps a touch of vanilla.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (12457) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Very mild. Booze forward in the flavor but not the harshenss of the mouthfeel it is quite smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23994) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden color. Aroma of lightly spiced pear and apple. Taste is sweet with vanilla, fruit, sulphur, white wine, spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. Sweet fresh apple, oak and light whiskey aroma Hazy honey gold with a thin white ring. Sweet-tart apple, oak, subtle whiskey flavor. Light body, lively carbonation. Im a sucker for apples and oak, they were made for each other.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (2385) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
12oz bottle pours a cloudy golden/yellow with a small quickly disappearing head. Aroma is nice clean sweet dry apples with undertones of play-doh like whiskey, a nice balance. Taste is very clean sweet crisp apples with oaky vanilla and whiskey notes, slight tart. Very pleasant, glad I sat on this for awhile its drinking great right now.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottled. Poured cloudy, brighter golden with a white head that fizzled down quickly. The aroma picked up sweeter whiskey and juicy apples, joined by a little oak.. whiskey increased toward the back of the nose.. very nice stuff. The flavor found tart apple skins and oak throughout, with earthy whiskey joining on the middle and carrying through the finish.. very tasty! Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. interesting and complementary use of the barrel.. this was really good.


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