scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2009
(DC Local Gathering, big thanks to ygtbsm94) – Clear still gold with thick syrupy legs. Deep candy apple aromas lay on strong foundation of honeyed peach. Concentrated warm sugary apple tones mingle with a soft subtle tartness and just hint of spice. Medium bodied and ultra slick. Absolutely fantastic… AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Really pretty with a very burnt reddish orange color. This mead just smells insane. cinnamon cookies, apple, a little cherry pie. Insane. Cinnamon for days and days. Baked apple, sugar, brown sugar, maple, this is like the best dessert ever in a glass. the sticky oily nature of this lasts for days. Amazing. possibly the best cider ever made. JK (6160) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2017
.bottle shared by Brad, thanks!. Brown color. Rich apple aroma with maple. Very sweet and rich palate. Heavy, lightly prickly with carbonation but even more so, acidity. Excellent. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2009
Clear golden yellow in colour, no head but had some great alcoholic legs around the glass. The aroma is very rich, lightly spicy, lots of baked apple pie, light alcohol considering the 12%. The flavour is where this one shines. Its packed with fresh and baked apples, some vanilla, spice and the warming alcohol. Warm and sweet mouthfeel, light body, little to no carbonation. The finishes seems to last for quite some time with the sweetness picking up.Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2009
This is an incredibly good ice cider. Loads of flavour and the aroma is incredible. The perfect cider for those cold nights.
From a bottle at Mondial 2008, Montreal, Quebec.
Sampled on May 29, 2008.
Thanks to Glouglouburp for sharing this bottle at the after ebf hotel party. Pours a very viscous syrupy light coppery amber- still. Aroma is very intensely sweet complex with tons of fruits- some tropical- pineapple, thick orange marmalade- almost bordering on a sharpy acidic and sweet kumquat, mango, and a thickly reduced apple must. Flavor is intensely rich - almost syrupy - tons of fruit and various sweetness- different sugars, honey, and apple, with hints of raspberries, and lots more of the tropical mango, and starfruit zestyness- in the middle there is a slight doughy almost nutty yeastiness but the fruits quickly come back to the focus. Even with the acidity of the fruit nothing can cut through this viscous syrup of an ice cider. Unlike any i have had and just outstanding. I loved it!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle Shared by Glouglouburp, thanks Danny. What an awesome beer. A beautiful light golden body with a whit head. Sweet apples with a nice tart pucker to it. Lots of sweet sugars and honey. Some other sweet fruits show up and some caramelized sugars. What a beautiful creation. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle from a Faustian deal with Asmodeus (actually, from PUB’N). Pours dark straw toward copper but more toward brown so that I cannot call it deep gold. Has little lacing that goes away quickly. The nose is huge honey meady, with earthy notes, and also big Granny Smith and macintosh apply notes. Also, some white grape and Niagara wine wafts in there too, underneath all the honey and earthy and apply notes. The palate is very rich, very dense, with a heft that is very sweet but never gets cloying. the alcohol is there, you can feel it and taste it, but it does not overpower the apples, honey, and earthy notes. Stays fruity and sweet throughout. This is what bees drink (and humans) when they go to Heaven. cheap (5858) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2010 2005 edition shared graciously at the Pittsburgh tasting 2009 from sir Mr Chopin, thanks Kev! Parafin and purfumy apple cider aroma. Plain old yellow and clear. Sweet and yummy yet nothing artificial about these flavors. Hides any alky content rather well. Very nifty aged or almost rotten apple taste in a tremendously good way. Very friendly and easy going. No carbonation. Lovely and delicious. Wow, glad to have had the chance at this one. Alky is certainly in there but so what. Finish is apply rich sweet candy. A little viscous on the palate. Very nice and enjoyable overall experience. THIS STUFF ROCKS. Skyview (6056) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2017
375ml cellared bottle shared by BDR. Pours a clear rich golden amber colored cider with lots of viscosity tears. Aroma of vanilla, apples, candied raisin and maple. Taste is full bodied, rick and thick with flavors of sweet apples, a touch of cinnamon, maple and candied raisin. Finish is smooth and tick with a nice sweet apple and maple aftertaste. Quite the dessert ice cider. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Well, what can I say? This is another fantastic cider from the king of the genre, La Face Cachée. Like the rest, this one pours a dark golden color with a still, dense body. A tilt of the glass reveals thick, leggy sheeting that slowly glides its way back towards the body. Like all Cachée ciders, the nose just pops. Aromas of tart green apples and sweet, musty, aged red ones are intertwined with hints of vanilla and toasty oak. Flavors, too, are simply outstanding. An intensely sweet reduction of apples is further deepened with a light vanilla crème glaze and hints of acidic, tart wood. Slick and full on the palate, the interplay between sweet and tart is nearly unparalleled. If I had to sum this up into two words, it would be "simply awesome." Nobody else does ciders like these guys, plain and simple.