IrishBoy (3805) - 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!
SirADNielsen (8949) - 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 (561) - 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 (6364) - 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.
bhensonb (10808) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from France 44. Pours ruddy orange with no head to speak of. Aroma has cherry notes. Certainly there is fruit. Med + body. Flavor is very oaky and the cherry is quite firm. It is very enjoyable.
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 12.05.2013, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Small shortlasting fizzy head. Aroma is sour red berries, redwine, grass, wood, rhubarb. Taste is fizzy and a little harsh, woody, grass, redwine, red berries, almond essence. Medium bitterness. Not really my kind of beer.
50belair (2174) - Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy pinkish amber pour with a whit head. Oak and cherry aromas. Uber evervescent with mild cherry, yeast, with some muted caramel and oak back beats. Not as good as earlier batches..
maley1 (745) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish amber pour with small off white head. Aroma of tart cherries, yeast and red wine. Taste of faint cherries, yeast and cheap red wine, slightly dry on the finish. Full bodied, low carbonation, just average.
phaleslu (6291) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Dutch’s. Release #12. Pours a hazy ruby with a small off-white head. Big cherry funk from this, with floral notes in the form of rose petal, sweet doughy malts. Underlying Belgian yeast character, but not dominant. The barrel character is fairly subdued, as well. Medium-bodied, with fairly low carbonation and a sweet, funky mouthfeel. Good.
pdx77 (1262) - Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Freakin’ Frog. Light red, almost color of weak red wine. Nice aroma of sour pie cherries. Light yeast and malt flavors with cherry, sweetness, and red wine notes. Hides alcohol content well.