I love my just how you're describing it, the 1118 maybe not so much, but the s04 totally.
As for sweetening options, if you're got a kegging system then you're all set, just sorbate/camden the cider, backsweeten with apple concentrate or sugar and force carb it. If you have no kegging setup, you don't have any options for a sweet carbonated cider without using any artificial sweeteners (or natural unfermentables like lactose/setevia)
If all else fails, the taste of dry cider really grows on you over time, and the apple flavor comes back with aging.
Primary:Russian River Redemption clone, Kelly's Melomel, Graham's English Cider 22-23
Aging:Public House Dry Stout, Procrastination Porter, Mr. Brown Ale, Westvleteren 12 Clone, Mead, Duvel Clone, Graham's English Cider 6-21, Belgian Draak Strong Ale, Fig Melomel, Acerglyn, Restorative Tonic Metheglyn