New Glarus Unplugged Cherry Stout

New Glarus Unplugged Cherry Stout

Rated 3.750 by BeerPals
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Brewed by New Glarus Brewing Company

New Glarus, WI, United States

Style:  Fruit Stout

6.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Seventh in our series, this is Dan's Gold Medal winning "Unplugged Cherry Stout." This ale is aged in Oak barrels to promote the spontaneous fermentation. Eight Wisconsin malted barleys combined with Wisconsin Montmorency Cherries make for a complex and sublime taste experience that you may never find again.

ID: 21294 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank777
Overall Percentile98.5
Style Rank2 of 49
Style Percentile95.9
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.868
Weighted Score3.750
Standard Deviation0.416

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  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Not sure I'd call this a stout, not dark, not roasty, not sure how it would qualify? Smells like a cherry candycane, looks like a burnt gold with just a hint of red, super clear. Tastes sweet and sour, reminds me of the apple ale from last year, great balance and flavor without hiding the malt background, really well done.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    pretty sure this bottle was 6 years old. .. pours a murky dark tan, light foam .. . lots of cherry in the nose, mild tartness, and a rich molasses, with a berry, light funk, and more cherry .. . a fantastic beer .. He always leaves the TV on the Game Show network. I'm not sure why it bothers me, but it does.

  • TVAIL4 114 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Aroma of clean, tart cherries that are ripe but not overly so. Rocky, one-finger head with nice lacing. Smooth, medium-bodied mouthfeel, but slightly over-carbonated. Flavor of tart cherries that are slightly overripe, with hints of chocolate. I good beer that I'd like to try again.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    more tart cheries than the Bell's version, which i also like. just depends what you're in the mood for i guess. not a lot of stout qualities come thorugh in this thinnish dark brown ale. just a touch of chocolate and roasted malt after the tasty intense cherry flavors. i like it about the same as Bells, but it's a totally different brew. this is a very nice cherry beer w/a side of stout, ehile Bell's is a stout w/a side of cherries

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Taking away all ideas of what a stout is, I base my thoughts purely on the beer at hand. Dark brown body with amber edges along with a thick tan head and great lacing. Filling, sweet and tart. Very succinct and smooth. Tart cherry candy aroma with some very faint roasted malts and toast. Very aromatic and flavorful hints of wood and vanilla show up from time to time.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 4.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    It never gets old, drinking those awesome fruit beers from NG. Hot damn! This one was super tastey. Pours a dark muddy brown, with a slight reddish tint to it. Nose is immediately chocolate covered cherries. No suprise there. Mouthfeel was suprisingly not like a stout, maybe more like a porter mouthfeel. Yet creamy and filling. Taste was a masterpiece. Not too sweet, classic tart cherry taste which puts Wisconsin on the map for cherry producers. Initial sweetness, but gives way to a cmore complex and satisfying finish.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.2 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Yet another winner from NG and pfoxyjohn. Lighter in color than any stout I've tried with a deep clear ruby brown pour with a tight head and lots of lacing. Cherries upfront and abundant in the aroma with a slight sour and touch of oaken vanilla and cocoa. Taste is astounding with a tart cherry base with a hint of toasted malts and oak with vanilla, cocoa, and very slight hops bitter. Excellent if you like cherries. I love cherries. Thanks again John and New Glarus. Another one marked off of the wish list - well, I'll keep it on there because I want more.

  • IABEERGUY 371 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Bought this beer at Wholefoods in Madison, WI. Pours a dark red with a small white head. The aroma of cherries hits your nose instantly. Flavor is very sweet of cherries and tart. Not as creamy as some stouts I've head.

  • CHANGEUP45 864 reviews
    rated 4.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle from brewblackhole. Calling this chocolate covered or toasty Belgian Red does have some merit. Dark brown color, perhaps a shade of red in there, nice fluffy tan/pinkish head. Nice lacing. Big whiffs of cherries in the aroma along with some malt, cookie, cough syrup (in a good way), and grains. Authentic cherry flavors are sharp and delicious upfront, very much like Belgian Red at first. Mid palate this switches gears and shows oak, soft milk chocolate, and caramel. More Stout-like qualities in the backend but there’s no mistaking that this is a Fruit Beer with cherries really standing out. There’s a velvety soft malt complexity in the flavor that seems like a trademark of New Glarus fruit beers. A real masterpiece. My bottle didn’t last very long.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    This fruit stout pours a deep dark nearly eclipse red color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is tart cherry, with some chocolate and malt. A medium bodied fruit beer/ stout. Malts are chocolate and fruit. Most of the flavors is from the tart/sour cherries, the roasty chocolate malt flavors are way in the background. WOW can New Glarus can do Cherry beers! Amazing. Tart cherry at the front and sweet malt at the finish. As usual with every NG Beer I’ve tasted, nice balance and smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly tart cherries.

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