JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 30, 2016 magsinva (1423) - Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - They start with an average cider and then they aged it, which gives it some interest, but doesn’t 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.
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.
Nuffield (4189) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2016
They were absolutely right when they said that this would cellar well, and I’m disappointed that I don’t 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. slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"Best cider I’ve 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."
rumproasts (5583) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
bottle. deep golden with minimal head. it’s hard to go wrong with a bourbon barrel aged cider. oak and whiskey, plenty of apple, and perhaps a touch of vanilla. crossovert (13741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Very mild. Booze forward in the flavor but not the harshenss of the mouthfeel it is quite smooth.
Travlr (25818) - 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. 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. I’m a sucker for apples and oak, they were made for each other. Atom (2558) - 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 it’s drinking great right now. 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.