_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle courtesy of Hackobock. Pours deep caramel brown leaving some subtle legs on the glass. Smell is intense with baked apples, ripe pineapple, star fruit, pale caramel, charred wood, white caramel, cinnamon, minerals and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, sour and heavy fruity. Mouthfeel is fat, oily, round, tart and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and sour with baked apples, raisins, caramel, dark honey, vanilla fudge, charred wood, calvados, hay and brandy alcohol. Amazing caramel apple with oxidized raisins and amazing supporting tropical fruits. Amazing!
hackobock (3990) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
November 27, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2009.
Amber with no head. Aroma is lots if baked apples, hints of raisins, toffee notes, peach, pineapple.
Taste is sweet and light tart. Finish is sweet baked apples, toffee, raisins, dark sugars, slight tart apple skins. Medium to full bodied, oily and sticky.
Wow, amazing complex ice cider!
rlgk (18846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Ratebeer Kvillebäcken Winter Gathering, 151127. Clear copper/Amber color, no head. Clear and fresh apple aroma, baked apples, caramel, syrup, sugarcane notes. Sweet fresh clear and present apple, raisins, caramel, overripe apples, warming alcohol, syrup, some sugar. Very good.
AdmiralVernon (1185) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Deep brown/red, mo head N: Baked apples (almond, vanilla) T: apples, almond, sugar cane O: Damn... What to say, this is one of a kind. Outstanding!
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Kville. Bottle. Pours clear deep amber with nice legs. Aroma is buttery fruity apples acidy sweet. Flavor is slightly acetic with a pleasant way, huge in apples raisins excellent balance between sourness and sweetness. Heavenly good.
FrankZappa7 (510) - GERMANY - NOV 8, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle traded with Tom10101 in 2014 at "de weekend van de spontane gisting" in Buggenhout - this stuff is gigantic ! Well balanced between sweetness and the fruity acidity , a sensory explosion. Drinking this heavenly stuff you might think, that they processed tons of apples into each bottle ! - shared with friends Dec. 2014
AlainG (2202) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Liquide d’un roux lumineux. Ce cidre offre des arômes floraux très prononcés, de la pomme cuisinée où de la cassonade y est mêlée. En bouche, la pomme est à son summum. Elle est bonifiée.C’est délicieux, particulièrement avec cette texture veloutée, sirupeuse. Tout simplement excellent. Par moment on a l’impression que d’autres fruits variés veulent tanguer avec la pomme vedette. Sublime! (Récolte 2009)(1373-080215)
mR_fr0g (11637) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s place. Aroma is bursting apple pie, crystalaline sugars, baked Apple, strawberry. Flavour is sugary sweet, sugary, caramel, tart tatan, little vanilla, apple pie crust, sugars. Palate is sweet, viscous, velvety, mellow. Delicious, liquid nectar. Bursting with flavour. Lovely.
Had another pour with Sarah at home. A few notes that i Picked up on, little honey, banoffee, and baked fruits with crystaline sugars. Brandy snap sugars. Sweet nectar of the gods. Really enjoyed this, but would fine it hard to justify the price.
Theydon_Bois (18966) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s, big thanks to Fergus for this special apple jus, 06/03/15.
Clear golden with good legs and booze fumes dancing in the glass.
Nose is apple puree, caramel, sweet fumeage, sugar, apple pie.
Taste comprises caramel sauce, apple pie, custard, sweet syrup.
Full bodied, oily mouth feel, sweet licks in the close.
Solid stuff, would love to have poured this over some vanilla ice cream but unfortunately none on offer at Bruces pad!
Leighton (20826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in London - big, big, BIG thanks to Fergus for this. It’s one of my biggest wants. Pours totally clear gold, glowing. Rich, juicy apple aroma with hints of flowers, honeysuckle, hints of lemon, caramel. Big sweet flavor with thick and saucy apples, hints of smoke, ripe apples, some caramel. Full bodied, chewy and oily. Warming finish, more ripe apples, honey, more smokiness, some berries. Outstanding. Ice cider just does it for me.