ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2012
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. radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Sampler 4oz draft from Rustico Ballston. Poured a cherry red color with a off-white pink head. Aroma was sour cherries, almost preserve like in character. Flavor was sweet/sour cherries. This one is very tart, and very tasty. Couldn’t imagine myself having more than 10oz so expect to share the bottle. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Sample at the Epic tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 8/11/11. Pours a clear reddish amber with a medium pink head. Aroma is tart cherry, Belgian esters, malt and red wine. Cherry hits the palate first, then a peppery yeast character before malt steps in and smooths things out before a dry wine finish. Drier than the regular Brainless and the Peaches version and that’s a good thing. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Orangish pour. Light head. Aroma of cherries, red wine, oak, funk, yeast. Flavor is really nice, yeasty, floral, light earthy funk, cherries. Good stuff! douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a surprisingly deep ruby color with a medium white head- the original is quite blonde, so the cherries have totally changed the color. A nice nose of sweet cherries, Belgian malts, some barrel. The flavor is more dominated by white wine dryness, some sweet cherries, malt driven sweetness. Very nice. I prefer this to the apricot slightly. Not hot at all.
Camons (13496) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
Tap @ The Forge Publick House. A stop on grand tour of Fort Collins breweries and bars with Tim, Aaron and Armin, Thanks !! Batch 1-4 white wine barrels. Pours deep red with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, funk, cherries, white grapes, fruity. Taste is malty, both sweet and sour/tart cherries, white grapes, oaky, cherry stone bitterness, vanilla. Medium body, average carbonation.