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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
Note: batch 5 and all subsequent batches are put into Red Wine Barrels (the batch number is printed on the label). All earlier batches were in White Wine Barrels and should not be rated here. Release 5 of Brainless on Cherries, has a new twist- we used Red Wine (cab and syrah) barrels for the second fermentation and aging as apposed to White Wine barrels. The result, dryer, lighter body, fruit shines thru and a bit of tannin and wood notes in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle. Clear ruby color, with a fizzy head which quickly dissipates to nothing. Aroma is very faint cherry. Flavors of cherry juice, notes of oak, light acidity, and and some alcohol. Overall fizzy, sweet, and boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Draft in seattle. murky amber. no head. nose was tannic with grapes and sweet passionfruit. taste is decent, very boozy and every bit of alcohol comes through. cherries are there but mostly medicinal in taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
22 oz bottle, as pictured. Poured a pink-red, sorta hazy, not too much head on it. Smells a little fruity, a little wine-ish. Taste is similar....kinda dry, definitely a dry grape and red-fruit (cherry, raspberry indistinguishable) flavor to it. Easy to drink but you definitely feel it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Epic (Denver). Pours a nice red/ruby pour with a white head. Sweet cherry juice on the nose. Some grass, cherry skin, and a bit of oak. A little bit boozy. Mild cough medicine. Flavor is grape and cherry juice. Grass, oak, and a touch of booze. Fairly sweet and sugary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (4025) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Tap @ the brewery tap room. Pours a light pinkish brew with a small, off white head on top. Aroma of cherries and some vineous characters with a touch of oak. Flavour has cherries, some dry oak and there is definitely some red wine in there. Good brew, could be more complex though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11265) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours clear red amber with a pinkish hued head. Aroma of yeast, cherry, tart red fruits, wood and vinous aspects. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theothermatt (286) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2013
On tap at Epic-Denver. Pours red and slightly cloudy. Sweet aroma. Cherry. Sour and funk. Very strong on the front end, sweet and cherry that overwhelms any sort of malt. Slightly dry finish. Hides the alcohol well, but still ends with an acidic vinegar aftertaste. Bad Tannins... go away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Sampled at a recent tasting. Not quite sure what batch this was but it was pretty good none the less. Not a ton of cherries in the aroma/flavor but very solid regardless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
tap. Amber red with minimal head. Light cherry tartness. Mild flavor, but what’s there is very nice. No booze at all in the palate, but there is a bit of warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle (release #19)
Aroma: Vanilla, fruit juice, tart
Appearance: Reddish/brown with no head
Taste: Vanilla, woody notes, semi-sweet fruit
Palate: Medium mouthfeel, lively mouthfeel
Overall: Cherries are nicely integrated and fairly subtle, and the oaky vanilla flavors serve as a very nice finish.

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