kbudd19 (1022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
2005 vintage 2oz sample from tom10101, thanks man! Appearance is dark copper with nice legs. Aroma is sherry, honey, and musty apples. Taste is green apple, honey, oak, full bodied, with sweet and sour finish. Overall this is really good, love the aroma, lots of green apple and honey and no hint of booze. mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
2005 vintage. Pours a clear copper with nice legs. Nose is apples, brown sugar and slight oxidation. Taste is moderately acidic and not immediately felt as being sweet with flavors of apples, caramel and very faint green pepper. Body is medium and moderately rich and the acidity makes it really drinkable. Overall in nice shape for a 10 year bottle, I still wish I could taste it in a fresher state. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Pours light brownish with no head. Some legs. Aroma is of strong apples, cow shed floor, alcohol, hay. Taste is of alcohol, sugar, tartness, some acidity. Apples. Palate: Full bodied. No carbonation. Well balanced. Warming alcohol. Overall: Very good. A fine sipper. Just a tad burning. JulienHuxley (5950) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
2 oz from bottle (375 ml). Harvest 2005. Bottle 237 / 2200. Clear brown copper pour. Aroma is super rich, very inviting caramelized apple, liquory apple aroma, tons of caramel, really rich and complex sweet caramelized fruit aromas, oak, vanilla, very nice. Taste is sweet, many layers of sweet apple butter, apple caramel, candied fruit, subtle woodiness that adds a ton of complexity. Palate is rich, full bodied, liquory, gentle warming alcohol. Sublime. tom10101 (6264) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
2 oz from bottle (375 ml). Harvest 2005. Bottle 237 / 2200.
czar (9430) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Appearance: Deep dark copper with beautiful and plentiful legs.
Aroma: Not an overpowering nose, but a superb balance between baked apples, brown sugar, oak (lot of oak for an Ice Cider!), spices and light alcohol presence.
Taste: Moderately sweet with a sharp acidic presence, lots of oak, brown sugar, warming alcohol, mild spiciness (cinnamon, nutmeg) and light vanilla notes.
Palate: Full body. Thick and a bit syrupy mouthfeel. Quite oaky and bit tannic. Sweet lingering finish with light cinnamon and nice warmth from the alcohol.
Overall: The long oak aging process gives this one a really unique profile. The oak really shine which is quite uncommon for an Ice Cider, even for those who are barrel-aged (like Neige Réserve). Extremely flavorful and tasty while still being totally cohesive. Nice balance between the sweetness, the acidity and the oak. One of my favorite Ice Cider so far.
2005 vintage - sample thanks to tom10101! unclear light brown, burnt orange tint - shady looking. warming alcohol, caramelized and burnt apples, red apple acidity - lemon, strong woodsy notes - kind of tannic; barrel-aged rum components - demerara, vanilla and maple syrup; miscellaneous red fruitiness, gently roasted coffee berries, spices. flat carbonation, medium-full body - oily and sticky; maple sweet, warming and citrusy-spicy finish. unique. good but not spectacular. tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pour courtesy of James. Pours a clean amber. Nose is wax candy, apple, 2x4. Syrupy, sweet. Nice apple flavor. Not very boozy. I’m an ice cider virgin but this is delicious jredmond (8645) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle sampled at Mondial des Cidres de Glace 2014 with Linh, Minh and Angela. $8 for a 3oz sample. Pours a deep, deep amber body with no lacing. Aroma consists of a nice variety of fruit in addition to apple - lychees, peach, maybe some mango and dried dark fruit; however all fruit flavors surrender to the oak character. Mouthfeel is full, rich and syrupy with the oak character coming through above all else; additional flavors of dried peach, apple sauce, cinnamon, wood, light acidity and honey. One of my favorites of the festival. GRM (4176) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
Sample, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 9 2011; eye: coppery, clear, no effervescence, no head; nose: cold apple, light woody, light spices, light candied apples; mouth: cold apple, light woody, light spices, light candied apples, acidity, finale in cold apple, full body, not much carbonation, rather sweet, liqueur-like texture; overall: quite good
Échantillon, Mondial de la bière, savourée le 9 juin 2011; œil : cuivrée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse; nez : pomme froide, léger boisé, léger épices, léger pommes confites; bouche : pomme froide, léger boisé, léger épices, léger pommes confites, acidité, finale en pomme froide, corsé, peu carbonaté, plutôt sucré, texture liquoreuse; en résumé : bien bon Fred82 (2339) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2011
2oz blind tasting of 16 different Ice Ciders. 2004 Vintage.
Aroma : Caramel and some acidic apples. Fresh apple flesh.
Taste : Liquoreux. Apple juice and apple pie. Lot butterscotch. Some caramelized apples. Light alcohol.
Overall : Not a very good Ice Cider. Too much butterscotch. Not much tropical fruits. Apple notes feel a bit simple and week... like apple juice. Blind tasting scoring sheet : Aroma : 2/10 Balance : 5/10 Complexity : 5/10. General : 5/20. Ranking : 16/16 (last).