after4ever (7414) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Capped and foiled. Thanks kevin. Pours a cloudy pale gold. Loose white head. Mild brown sugar and yeasty spice nose. Creamy sticky medium body with molasses and spice on the mid palate. Long sticky sweet spicy finish.
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of belgian yeast raisons,and dark fruit. Taste is the same with a touch of alchohol bite. This is a very subdude quad and you have to try hard to get to the complexity. Its like its almost there but teasing you.
jtclockwork (13527) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Jimmack’s epic invitational. Pours clear dark brown. Nose and taste of caramel malts, nuts and toffee. Clean brew.
monkeychugg55 (1014) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a transparent but very dark ruby-copper color with medium sized white head that doesn’t last very long. Belgian yeast is very apparent in the aroma, as well as some toffee, walnuts, and alcohol. The flavor is similar, but adds anise, and cherries, with a bit of a weird flavor on the finish. Lightly bodied with soft, foamy carbonation. Not that bad, but a bit of a let down.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to a buddy from work who lives up in the Wisconsin area. Slightly hazybrownish amber hued with a small, creamy off-white head that quickly diminished. Aroma of caramel, fruit and licorice. Quite thin-bodied, sweetish fruit - also overripe fruit - and caramel. A bit on the light side but I let it sit for a while to warm up and the flavors started jumping out. Lots of love for New Glarus!
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, ruby brown colored pour with a nice head, malty caramel and nuts aroma, flavor is nutty, toffee, sweet belgian sugar, nice finish. Not my favorite style, but I was still able to enjoy this
CanIHave4Beers (3946) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep reddish brown almost a burgundy color with a small head. The aroma is chocolate and cherries with a pleasant booziness and some candy sugar sweetness. The flavor is nicely boozy and rich with some cinnamon and a deep malty chocolate character. There is a light yeasty spiciness and a maple syrup sweetness. I do enjoy the mild spicy hop character that is pretty well concealed within.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured deeper amber with a short, very tight-bubbled yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up warm plums, caramel, and brown sugar upfront, with vanilla not far behind.. peppery and banana-ey yeast complemented well.. warm overall and sweet.. maybe too sweet. The flavor found toasted bananas, plums, raisins, caramel, and molasses sweetness at the core, with a black peppery yeast laced throughout.. again it was too far on the sweet side, and the transition to warmth near and through the finish wasn’t all that smooth. Heavier-bodied with high-ish carbonation on the palate.. nice yeast, but the sugars hit it too hard.
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) clear copper/amber with tight bubbles. Nose is funky, raisin, and toasty grain. Taste of toasty raisins, caramel, sweet chocolate malt, apples, and alcohol. Warming finish with a thin body. The taste of apple really takes away from this.
madvike (3184) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2011 Bottle - Much darker than I anticipated--dark cola with a foamy light tan head. The sweetness of the dark candi sugar comes through on the nose right away, with some spiciness, light booziness and dark chocolate mingling together. Flavor is bready, with the same spiciness and a bit of sharp booze. Sweet candi sugar comes through as well, along with a bit of cherry and dark chocolate. Smooth, slick, and well-carbonated, with a lingering warmth and dryness in the mouth well through the finish. I’m intrigued what this will do over time, but the booze detracts a bit and there isn’t a tremendous amount of flavor. Not my favorite Unplugged, but I’m willing to give it time.
Update - 1/31/11 - This seems to be getting better. I’ve had it three times since, and both the aroma and taste seem to be picking up some sweet fruit and boozy raisin notes. More like a dubbel, but a pleasant one.