Jow (3824) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Syrupy thick golden copper pour. Nose is rich apple sauce and honey. Tastes of honey, ripe apples, white wine, some gummy candy. Thick heavy bodied. Quite nice.
SinH4 (4443) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2017
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small bottle generously shared by luttonm, I can’t express how grateful I am! Glowing golden color with no head. Aroma is red apple skin, sweet, some wild tartness, honey, very rich and complex. Taste is red apples, intense and concentrated, wild and tart, but without actually being sour, honey again, caramel. Immensely great. Like a naturally wild-fermented apple gummy bear. No carbonation, warming finish. This is one of the most amazing drinks I’ve ever had.
luttonm (5724) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2017
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in Seattle. Rainy night tasting. 50ml bottle, thanks hugely to Laurence who picked this up in Montreal and gave to me in Oaxaca. Whiskey orange, still, no head. Incredibly rich depths on nose. Apple caramel, apple essential oil. Liquid gold. Spicy first impression, alcohol dancing on tongue. Fruit leather, fruit tart cake, golden raisins. Rum soaked apricots. Dates. Surprisingly dark fruit overtones. Honey and fruit turkish delight. Nose becomes lightly harsh after awhile. Utterly delicious and complex. Lovely essence of fresh, clean, delicious apples. Fantastic treat.
andrewje41 (3609) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour at Matt’s. Huge thanks for the share! A lighter copper pour with no head. Dense aroma with sugars and bold apple. Thick, with a ton of caramel sugar, brown sugar, and a sour apple linger. Caramel apple late afterthought. Thick, but juicy as a linger. Incredible ice cider, though I have learned to expect no less.
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a golden with bubbles. Aroma is sweet fruit. Taste is a mix of honey and apple.
nimbleprop (8082) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
200ml bottle pours a clear, butterscotch amber with zero head but nice legs. Nose is quite lovely, apples, honey, baking spices, pears, honeycomb. Flavor is apple, stone fruit, spice. Full bodied, sticky, lasting finish.
Iphonephan (6728) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle at the RB cider tasting December 2016. Pours a clear pale oopper with a scant head. Dead fall aromas. Flavors of ripe apples and stone fruits. Sweet and fabulous.
Svartvit (417) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared, thanks to kermis. Pours a clear amber, no head. Aroma of caramalised apples, pears, just the best apple juice. Taste is very sweet, full body, No carbonation. What a delicious beverage.
sjogro (3577) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bottle at kermis’ courtesy of Kermis. Clear orange amber with no head. Big honey sweet apples, appleskin, hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Big sweet. Medium body, low carbonation. Dry tannin like notes, fruit tree woodiness. Big sweet fruity finish.
VsXsV (4389) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2016 Bottle. 2010 vintage. Clear amber liquid. Aroma of red apples, rosehip, raw sugar, sweet alcohol, toffee, raisins and grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet with notes of caramel, apple, rosehip, raisins and sweet cherries. Full bodied with sticky mouthfeel. Delicious stuff! Quite hearty and heavy. Complex.