yep, I caught me a strapple fish.
It's an acquired taste, though. Quite like a sherry- oxidized I guess. And browner than last time.
edit: may 20.
Alright, after all is said and bottled and chilled, the sherry note seems to have been a misinterpretation- I think that I used more Apple in this than last time, and that is where the difference lies. Perhaps it just needed time to "open up" and breathe, but it tastes better than I thought at the time. Perhaps a few months in the bottle will work the kinks out.