RATINGS: 240   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

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (662) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Not an attractive beer, no head or lacing, orangey red. Sharp vinegar nose with vanilla and cherry. Not nearly as sour as I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1797) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
A subdued aroma of oak and wine with a hint of vinegar. Pours a pinkish orange color with no head. A sour taste with hints of cherries, a dry feel with a chalky mineral finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knacosta07 (2) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2015 does not count
Slight cherry hint on the nose. Lacing fades very fast leaving a very slight head. Color is golden brown with a slight red hue. Cherry pit on the nose. Not a whole lot as far as palate goes. Finishes smooth but fades fast. Not my favorite, but definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4459) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 On tap at Albertsons. As much as I liked the raspberry edition, I like this one even more. Perhaps the barrel aging adds some nuances, but overall perception is good, no sign of the 10%+ ABV. Deep amber pour with faintest of heads. Mild fruity nose, more pit fruit elements in the taste, hints of a Belgian dubbel as well. Complex, refreshing, tasty...waiting for the kick.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1940) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a rise color with a slight head the aroma is of a sour cherry pie The taste is a sweet cheery flavor that finishes in a cherry cough drops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6606) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle at home. Pours an opaque light reddish brown with a scant off white head. Aroma of sour pie cherries.Flavors of cherry cobbler. Sweet followed by tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Formidable cherry aroma, dark fruit, and yeasty esters. Pours light brown body with pinkish hue. Thin white head with zero sustainability. Tart, somewhat acidic, taste of cranberry and cherry with a clove-like spiciness. Dry, semi-sweet finish with gentle wood flavor and some wine characteristics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peponi (1681) - Hannover, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2015
Aroma: cherries, sweet, belgian zesty notes, peachy. Appearance: amber-reddish color, nice white head. Taste: almost no bitterness, amazing balance between sweetness and sour cherries notes, peach, zesty, nice dry champagne finish, perfectly covered alcohol, woody and some vanilla notes. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: Great beer, complex taste, perfectly desgined beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11047) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Not as cherry centric as I was hoping for. Some barrel and wine come through, as does too much strength and sweetness, as with the other fruited brainless beers. Nice enough drink, but they cost too much for this level of quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (1380) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2015
I get nice woody, oaky aromas with vanilla and almost whiskey like. Taste is similar. I feel like there are whiskey flavors in there, but then can almost get the spicy red wine character as well. Cherry is an afterthought on this one. Does have almost a slight medicinal finish, but it is complex and a very nice beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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