kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Date: 05/31/2008CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Source: Tasting, Noog Four-O
Appearance: clear copper,
Aroma: big apple aroma with a nice apple tartness to balance the fruity sweetness,
Flavor: sweet apple flavor, light tartness, touch of alcoholic heat,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Bottle sampled at Noog Four-0 5/31/08: Pours a mostly still bright golden bronze with a thin ring of white bubbles. Aroma of rich, sweet semi-tart green apples and light honey. Body starts slightly effervescent, semi-sweet and fruity with some sticky tartness before a slightly phenolic and more bitter, warming finish. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2005
This is one of my wife’s favorites. Somewhere between cider and champagne sits the creations of Putney wines. Soft and spicey with some decent carbonation. A nice sipping beverage when sitting in a sizzling hot jacoozi on a cold winter’s night overlooking the mountains of VT. cheap (6009) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 Thank you jjpm74 for this experience! ;~D Very pretty blue champagne bottle. I feel guilty opening this alone. Possibly has the aroma of a strong Belgian or something really sweet. This brew has some bubbles rising in there but no head. Fusel~ness hits the olfactory immediately on the first taste. This is strong and wine like. The alcohol content is out front and knocking. You may want to think twice if you are planning to have more than 12 oz. This stuff is taste bud numbing. It is overpowering to both tongue and nose if thought of on a beer rating site. USA malt liquor brewers rejoice! Each swallow is alarming to the back of my throat. Barely any detectable carbonation. I never would consider this a drain pour, but I may put it back into the bottle and reset the plastic cork. I’m going to save this for a special occasion. This is the imperial of cider. Imperial stout and imperial IPA….now we have imperial cider. This stuff is hypnotizingly brutal. Those of you who love high alky percent better go try this. Coarse, very coarse; clear and coarse. I don’t think this should be rated as a beer, nor cider, way too strong. However, I also believe that imp stout and ipa is a difficult to enjoy brew! . This is the stepping stone from beer to hard liquor. This is Pennsylvania state store territory. You IPA and impy stout lovers will either hate or love this cider. Kicks yer guzzi. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Noogfest ’08. The body was light gold. The aroma was strongly apples with some floral notes. There was also some peanuts. Very fruity, not dry like many ciders. The taste was light apples with some woody dry notes. There was also a little bit of perfume.
muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Gorgeous 750 ml cobalt bottle makes a huge "pop" when opened, yet the liquid thankfully doesn’t gush out. Very light blonde, lager-like, small ring of foam remains for a while. Semi-sweet apple nose also betrays hints of grapes and the barnyard. Semi-sweet on the tongue at first, drying out quickly; very alcoholic in a sort of sweet whisky way; fairly full-bodied. Not as good as the Heirloom Cuvee I had the other night, but a well above average strong cider. ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, ornage-yellow body with a thin, bubbly head.
Smell: Sweetish apple aroma blended with honey and wafts of harsh alcohol. This is no Strongbow, that’s for sure.
Taste: Easy-going, sweet, freshly-peeled apple flavor is run down by a rather pronounced alcohol presence. Dried out honey taste. Pretty much the same till finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin, still body.
Drinkability: I hope you like your ciders on the strong side. aracauna (3651) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
This has a decidedly sweet, tingly, fresh cider flavor. Very nice. Honey. I really dug this cider. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
thanks to whomever brought this to noogfest 08. Nice sparkly apple flavor. . tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2008
At Noogfest Four-O. Pours orange with fizzy off-white head. The aroma is sweet apples and a touch of sulfur. The flavor is more sulfury than nose with some sweetness and a cyanic finish. Good bubbly apple flavor throughout. Thanks to jjpm74 for sending the bottle to me.