Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy red, small bubbly white head.
fruity aroma, slightly bretty, flavor is wild yeasts, sweet and bitter fruity and fruit peely notes, lots of wood, white wine bitterness, quite nice, but also quite alc. powerfull.
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Orange/amber coloured. Unclear. Small off white head. Aroma: Sweetness, cherries, grape, tart, yeast. Flavour: Cherries, grape, light sweetness, yeast, spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends sweet and full of berries and grape. Nice.
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Slightly unclear orange-reddish with almost no head. Nose of marzipan, cherries and wood. Taste is sweet and tart fruity with almondy accents. Woody notes. Quite vineous. Lovely and lively carbonation, full body and a long, lingering fruity, slightly boozy finish. Lovely.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of nimbleprop. Pours a cloudy pale red with a small and very quickly dissipating head. Dry berry aroma, yeasty and lightly tart, lovely woodiness. Medium body, heavy carbonation, a light underlying woodiness with a sulphurous touch. Some warming alcohol. Nice one with a great barrel character. 131112
Darwenus (537) - Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Did not enjoy. Didn’t even finish it. The color is a pleasant peach tea color, an it has a lot of noisy carbonation. The head rose quickly and then faded, like a soda. The smell is mild, bready malt and cherries, and the flavor is too sweet, too front loaded, and too crisp and watery in the finish. Not good.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle from Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop in Cincinnati, OH. Release #3, 10.7%ABV. Pours a cloudy, orange-amber colored body with a thin, fizzy and frothy, off-white, pinkish head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is somewhat sweet cherries with a touch of tartness, a good amount of wood, some white wine, a bit of a bready maltiness, and a light phenol note. Flavor is pretty messy IMO. Lots of cherries, Belgian yeast, wood, white wine, and a sweet malt backing that never comes together for me. The cherries are mostly sweet with a bit of a tartness and the yeast is somewhat doughy and phenolic with a light spiciness. Finishes fairly bitter, dry, and spicy, but sweet while drying with a good amount of cherries. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was a bit of a mess for me. A lot of distinct flavors that never blended well together. Fizzy and slightly boozy too. Eh...
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a cloudy amber-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind a touch of lace.
S - Aroma is cherries with Belgian yeast, and coriander with some oak, funk, lemon, and a bit of booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of slightly sour cherries with some Belgian yeast, coriander, and a bit of lemon. Through the middle, some funk comes through with a bit more sourness and some oak. The finish is a mix of sour cherries, funk, Belgian yeast, oak, and some booze.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-minus carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, warming, and lightly sour finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good base Belgian Strong Ale with the oak aging and cherries adding some complexity. Nice overall balance.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For the price it was okay. Wanted/expected more but it happens sometimes. The barrel needs to come out more and be a bit thicker on the profile overall.
SudsMcDuff (5794) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
cherry juice which is butt.. . pours a pink amber flesh .. . medium foam .. lacing is really good .. . cherry juice and tart hay .. . not very good, the peach brainless was better .. . . i turned down oral sex from the empire state building!!
phaleslu (6291) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Root Cellar. Release #3, 10.3% ABV. Pours a cloudy ruby color with a small but lasting eggshell-colored head with a minor pinkish tint. Aroma of sweet cherries, oak, funk, sweet and caramel malts, and boozy bread. The flavor mostly follows the same lines but the cherries are tart and not just sweet; oaky funk, vanilla, and caramel, too. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, funky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Pretty solid but I still give the edge to the straight Brainless.