sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2016
375ml bottle via trade with Asheft, thanks Alex, split in two with my uncle.
Couleur amber, caramel, le tout offrant un léger filament huileux sur les rebords du verre.
Arôme est assez classique dans la lignée cidre de glace avec pas mal de belles effluves de pommes et un généreux bouquet caramélisé de pommes pressées.
Palais met en valeur le profil des pommes alernant sur un léger résineux et une douceur de sucre résiduel caramel. Le tout est très frais, parfait en dessert avec un quasi 11% de volume passant sans problème. Petite pointe acerbe parvient tout de meme à percer en fin de bouche offrant ce cacractère de pomme grinçant un peu aux dents. Cidre parfait mettant bien en valeur des variétés canadiennes. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
[Bottle shared with GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m. 2008 vintage] Pours a deep golden-orange with no head. Nice pleasant aroma of sweet apples, caramel and a touch of herbs. Flavour follows (7+) and adds a bit of tartness. Alcohol relatively well hidden. Medium bodied. Quite good and enjoyable. danlo (3065) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
375ml bottle, 11%. Clear orangey amber colour, no head and aroma of apple concentrate, caramel, butter, apple pie. Taste is sweet and tangy apple, concentrated juice, sugary syrup, caramel, apple pie, with wood, vanilla & oak, and some warming notes. Thick syrupy mouthfeel, full to medium bodied, low carbonation, fairly clean dry lightly tannic finish. Nicely sippable. mcberko (17823) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
375mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a clear golden. Nose is decadent, with notes of treacle toffee, candied apple and high sweetness. Flavour follows accordingly, with treacle toffee and candied apple upfront. Fairly high residual sweetness, but fairly moderate for an ice cider. Complex and decadent. An excellent by-the-books ice cider. Theydon_Bois (19494) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle split at Bespin Base, W2, thanks to his Daniel, 10/06/15.
Clear golden amber with little in the way of head wear.
Nose is sweet, apple pulp, woody, sweet icing sugar, booze fumes, apple pie, caramel.
Taste comprises sweet apple pie, vanilla, caramelised sugar, boozey polka.
Full bodied, oily, sweet close with a boost.
mR_fr0g (12067) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle at Leighton’s place. Huge thanks to Daniel for this one. Bright orange, light amber coloured pour, little viscous. Aroma is sweet juicy sweet caramel, apple pie with a little tart apple edge, Flavour is composed of full sticky juicy apple sauce, caramel, caramel, apple pie, little vanilla. A real joy. Palate is full sticky sweet, low carbonation. Tangy finish. Lovely. The_Osprey (7984) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s. This may be the only beverage I’ve ever sourced from Amazon.co.uk. 2008 harvest, 11%. Clear orange, still, no head at all. Fucken ice ciders. Aroma is honey, apples, toffee liquer, light plastic in the background. Body is medium, light carbonation, smooth. Taste is sweet honey, apples, big mead vibe, light alcohol, low acidity. Pretty sweet, but totally gets away with it. Very nice. Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle shared in London - huge thanks to Daniel. Harvest 2008. Pours totally clear, honey gold, with a few bubbles. Big apple juice aroma, ripe apples, slight peel. Big sweet flavor, lightly oily, lots of ripe apple, Macintosh perhaps, some honey. Medium bodied, softly chewy. Warming finish with gooey, ripe apples, more honey, some caramel. Glorious stuff. Very drinkable. Scopey (14723) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2015 Bottle big thanks to Daniel. It pours clear oily orange. The nose is soft, juicy, oily, apple pie, sweet apple, pear, light cinnamon and honey. The taste is rich, slick, oily, sweet juicy apple, apple pie, toasty sugars, oily, pear, honey and very light alcohol with a rich, oily finish. Medium-full body and rich, oily mouth-feel. Well rounded and quaffable. tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle (375 ml). Harvest 2007. Shared by JM, thanks!
Appearance: Bright dark golden-copper and leaving nice legs on the glass.
Aroma: Candied apples, brown sugar, mild tartness and light tropical fruits presence.
Taste: Medium to heavy sweetness, but well balanced by a bright acidic presence and moderate tartness. Candied apples, brown sugar, light tropical fruits and light alcohol presence.
Palate: Medium body. Oily / syrupy mouthfeel and quite thick. Acidic finish with a lingering brown sugar sweetness and a mild alcohol warmth.
Overall: Very good balance between acidity and sweetness. Tasty. Top tier Ice Cider and not to far from La Face Cachée de la Pomme.