GarrettB (1583) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2016
August 27th, 2014 - We’ve already had the Brainless on Peaches, so we move to the next zombie clarion call of sours, the Brainless on Cherries. This one sits much darker in the glass, more brown than amber, but not as dark as a porter, or even as a brown ale. It’s a foxier brown, with a little more rouge. The head disappears quickly, leaving a thin fence of bubbles at the edge of the glass, which gives free flow and access to the aroma. There I find, expectedly, cherries, with a nice acidity and tartness, rather than a cherry pie or a cherry cordial. The palate is thinner than I remember on the Brainless with Peaches, and features a very low carbonation, which lets all of the fruit flavors tumble onto the tongue unfettered. The cherry notes here are watered, with just a bit of watering down. Like a whiskey, a drop or two of dilution lets the flavors breathe, and that seems to be the case here, as the dark cherry flavors deliver the fruitier parts of their past lives without sugary decadence or excess. radagast83 (8019) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Draft at the Epic Brewing Denver Taproom. Poured a cherry red color with a off-white pink head. Aroma was sour cherries, red wine notes. Flavor was sweet/tart cherries. Like the white wine barrel, this one is very tart, and very tasty. Booze sneaks in. cmacklin (1129) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
On tap. Pours a slightly hazy light red with no head. Sweet aroma of cherries, alcohol and oak. Sweet flavour of cherries, oak, red wine and Belgian yeast with a dry, slightly tart, boozy finish. Medium body with a watery to oily texture and flat carbonation. A bit too much alcohol. The peach and raspberry versions were better. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2016
(Release #40) Un liquide qui montre la couleur du fruit utilisé. Une mousse presque rose pâle se forme pour rapidement se transformer en anneau. Gros nez d’alcool et de levures du pays des moules et des frites avec un effet surprise des cerises. Les saveurs sont chaudes d’un alcool qui me semble mal contrôlé avec une cerise et son noyau qui mènent à une finale boisée et épicée. Le corps est assez rond et je note un pétillement plutôt bas. La texture est celle d’un vin costaud. Bof et rebof. djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear pink gold with small frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is cherry skin and oak. Thin mouth with strong cherry, vinous, oak, light tartness, good.
willisread (3308) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Tap at Watering Hole. Lots of oak and cherry notes on the nose with a slight medicinal quality but not in a bad way. Thin body with less than average carbonation and a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. More oak on the palate with some almond and booze. Boozy finish with a tart cherry finish. Not tart or sour enough really, but still interesting. Gerbeer (3699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
650 ml bottle. Pours a pinkish copper color with almost no head. Aromas of cherry cotton candy and metallic Belgian yeast. Flavors of woody, dry cotton candy, and earthly Belgian yeast. Sticky. OK but can’t see what the fuss is about. Way over priced. KoRoBeNiKi (157) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
From Bottle King for 12 bucks or 13. #37, supposed to be opened by 2013 it seems but not sure.
Aroma: Cherry, alcohol, wood, a bit of sweetness.
Appearance: cherry concentrate red, dark-ish with a nice head. Looks like dark cherry juice, ala Tamek or some other brands.
Taste: Medium sour cherry up front with light sweetness and a little too much alcohol. A little vinous also.
Palate has a good amount of alcohol, some pepperiness, real sipper. light flz.
A little too much alcohol but pretty good. AirForceHops (7144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2016
22 oz. bottle thanks to Willrunforbeer. Release number 19. Violet color with thin white head. Aroma is cherry skins, cherry cough syrup, and oak.. WillRunForBeer (2623) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Flavor seems like it has sat to long or wasn’t great in the first place. I hand this after sampling the Peach and Raspberry directly before it. The oak with cherries comes off in a cough syrup / cold medicine flavor. The oak isn’t astringent but comes off with a weak bitterness. Sugar notes are low but here. Carbonation is almost flat. Not the Brewers fault on that. Meh. I enjoyed the other two fruits much more.
Bottle from trade. Release 19. SLC 1240. Pours deep red brown with a few off white bubbles. Aroma is caramel, cherry, red wine. Flavor follows. Caramel, dark cherry, a touch of oak.