djd07 (6507) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy ruby with small pinkish head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is cherry skin and wood. Thin mouth, light tart cherry, vinous, lingering dryness, good.
Itzjerm (1769) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hot on alchol. Sweet and not much barrel. Not what I had hope yeast comes through a bit but not impressive.
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GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle -
Aroma - fruit forward aroma, mostly cherries, there is some light bubblegum and alcohol too.
Appearance - hazy blood orange body, 3-finger head with above average retention, light lacing
Mouthfeel - light bodied, medium carbonation, crisp
Flavor - cherry flavor up front, some Belgian spicy notes, straw flavors and noticeable alcohol. Some wood notes come out about 1/2 way through.
Overall - Not bad, esp. if you enjoy cherries. A bit overpriced for the product in the bottle. Good to share or take to a tasting.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours cloudy maroon with almost no head. The nose is malt, cherries and booze. The taste is pretty much the same. Medium prickly mouthfeel. 3.4
alexsdad06 (7277) - Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear light reddish amber color with a small fizzy pink head. The aroma and flavor have a big cherry juice note, sweet, mild Chardonnay character with some wood. I really wanted to like this, but it came off more like a juice than it did beer. No sign of the abv.
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Red pour with almost no head. Smells of malt, alcohol, and cherries. Tastes like a Belgian strong ale with cherries. Not bad
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burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
God awful batch 3. Infected? Sure, wait this may taste better if it was. Drain poured most of 22. I remember why I don’t drink Epic....
jgb9348 (5179) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid pink coloured body with a very bright ruby tint and a super fast-dying off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, wine, must, basement, yeast, raspberries and cherries for sure. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a lot of alcohol flavours at first, pungent wine tastes, oak, bourbon, hay, grass and a belgian-yeast strain. Aftertaste is strong with alcohol coming through the most, some cherry and fruit notes and a bit of earth on the finish - relatively complex. Overall, a strong and pungent beer, but it doesn’t quite work too well. I was expecting an aged sour beer, but this one turned out to be a high-alcohol and gravity fruit beer. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 09-October-2011 for US$10.99 sampled at home in Washington after aging for ~1.5 years on 09-April-2013.
Release #4; 10.3% Alc/Vol
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
In short: A sweet lifeless red beer that tastes like a ‘fake’ flavored drink.
How: Bottle 22oz, batch 1, some age on it. An atrocity left at my house by douglass88, I hate you Doug.
The look: A bit of a gusher. Pale red body topped by a big fizzy pink head that dissipates quickly with a “pshhh” sound.
In long: The discreet nose is sweet cherry pastry, light sweaty/cheesy notes and most of all a fake Cool-Aid sensation. Taste is super-sweet, fake sweet cherry juice, cinnamon, coriander. Extremely astringent finish that feels very awkward. I didn’t taste any white wine barrels although there was something woody about the astringent finish. Lifeless body. Tastes like a spicy under-carbonated cherry flavored soda-pop. Pretty gross, couldn’t drink more than half a glass then drained-poured the rest of the bomber. Pretty excited I’ve made it through so far in my life without ever drinking Epic Brainless on Cherries twice.
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man.
The beer is a light ruby color, appearing mildly hazy. Small off white head that rapidly fades to a wispy layer of sparse bubbles. The aroma is surprisingly weak, lacking any recognizable cherry presence. Odd flavor, with tart cherries and an odd, artificial sweetness. Not a fan of this one. Prickly carbonation and unpleasant lingering aftertaste. Not a repeat for me.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-17-2011