KansaiBeerLvrs (3794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 11.4% release 14, bottle picked up from the distributors at the Yokohama Brewer’s Cup. It pours like a golden belgian ale with a heavy pink tint, the color is a light red with a sparkling wine like carbonation with no head. The aroma is a musty wine red with hints of sweet fruity cherries-some belgian notes sneak through. The taste is really boozy, bitter with a dry cherry finish. nice enough but it packs a high ABV punch which kind of overpowers everything else. I would prefer this to be in the 7-8% range. It is definitely too boozy which gives it a wine coolerish flavor profile. Not as good as what I was expecting, I preferred the Brainless on Peaches. -----had a later batch last night which seemed much less boozy. A deep ruby pour with an oaky cherry aroma. The taste is very tart and earthy not at all balanced but nice enough...
Blairgus (3725) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6 July 2013, tap. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is a bit winey. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Sugary, white grapes, moderate alcohol. Ok.
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Theydon_Bois (14964) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, from the Beer Shop LTD, E Longmeadow. Release #11. 10.7% ABV.
Hazed crimson with little in the way of head.
Nose is glazed cherries, booze, sugars.
Taste comprises cherries, booze, sugars, berry fruits, cherry jam.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light sugars and booze.
Bit of a one trick pony. All cherries and a slightly unrefined booze flavour.
Drinkable but expected more !
Prufrockstar (1696) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at beer authority. Pours clear pinkish red, no head. Aroma is cherry, yeast esters (of the bubblegum variety), burps up cherry cough syrup. Alcohol burn is prominent in the end. Dry finish, syrupy texture, lively carbonation on the tongue. Overall - doesn't really work for me, but thanks to Burc for swapping out my half-finished hottenroth even though I didn't ask for it - well-appreciated!
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mnurda (1222) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Release number seven from happy Harry’s. reddish pink in colour. Very bubbly. Great after dinner beer with dessert
thorongil2 (2065) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) hazy orange red colour with a small white head; aroma of fruit, yeast; very nice balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish; excellent overall
IrishBoy (4023) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Release #7 Bomber from Supermarket Liquors - Fort Collins. Nose is a tannic red wine, cherries, with some light notes of cloves and oak. Clear bing cherry red with a small pink tinged head. Flavor is lightly sweet, spicy, and cherries. Verry (cherry) Interesting!
adnielsen (10311) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with not much head retention. Somewhat dry red wine, grape, light plum, strawberry, cherry, pretty straight forward aroma. Quite dry, light leather, tannic, dry oaky, dull cherry flavor that dries out a ton on the vinous finish. A fair amount of booze on the finish. Again, not a big fan of the Brainless series.
wilnatp (647) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is red brown with quickly disappearing white head. Aroma of tart berries and rhubarb and cherry. Taste of oak.
marcus (8280) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. POurs cherry orange with no head at all and a cherry-tinged fruit aroma. There is a slightly harsh cherry flavor with noticeable alcohol and a heavy oak finish.