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New Glarus Unplugged Bourbon Barrel Bock



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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Series   ABV: -
Sublimely elegant this toffee toned bock is rich with a blend of Wisconsin and German barley malts. Over four months of resting in oak bourbon barrels gives this beer a wonderfully smooth body that will improve and mellow with age. Should you choose to enjoy this classic today, you can expect a treasure of vanilla, oak and carmel notes to be bolstered by hops from France, Slovenia and Germany. Wild Brett yeast sings in harmony to the tune of Bock. 20 degrees Plato OG makes this bourbon barrel a masterwork to remember.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2016
15th January 2016
That’ll be me 20K then @ ChrisO’s. Bright clear amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light, semi dry and has decent fine carbonation. Dry but vibrant dried fruits. Spice and caramel. Good tangy bourbon on the back end. Light semi dry finish. Nicely fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K, thanks to Essex Pappa, 15/01/16. Clear chestnut brown with a beige head. Nose is toffee, dates, spice, light metallic notes, plastic, booze. Taste comprises light bourbonics, sweet’’n’sour edge, toffee, fruit cake. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a touch of boost. Ok Dbock, barrel is fairly light, a touch harsh at times though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20k tasting - London. Cheers! Pours cloudy amber with a creamy head. The nose has light tangy fruits, toffee, butterscotch. Medium sweet flavour with moderate tartness, bread, some yeasty notes, bruised bananas, dough. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, with heavy bready sugars. Pretty OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9555) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Huge thanks to Kenny for this one. Clear reddy amber coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is Bourbon, oak, tart raspberry, woody apricot. Flavour is composed of brandy apple, woody Bourbon, , apricot, solvent, tangy, woody apple. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, little oily. I like it, maybe a little hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis (144) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle share at Ken’s 20k tasting. Many thanks to Ken for bringing this whopper. Pours amber/brown with thin white head. Aroma of vanilla, fruits and a little booze. Tastes dark fruits, vanilla and a little leather armchair. Feels pleasant in the mouth. A good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle share at Kenny’s , thanks to K-Man. As ’New Glarus Unplugged Bourbon Barrel Bock’, red foil. Dark red, hazy, small ring of tan head. Aroma is vanilla, raisin, booze, a little meaty - chicken almost. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is tangy fruits, light washed out bourbon, raisin and vanilla. Decent BBA ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6742) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
33cl bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s, thanks to Kenny. Or pours a clean ruby color with minimal tan head. Aroma is sweet oxidised raisin and rum. Taste I also sweet and boozy with more raisins rum car board and light lemon. Light bodied with soft carboantion. Overall, quite tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12720) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle thanks to Ken at his 20K tasting. It pours clear deep amber with a tiny bubbly off-white head. The nose is sweet, toasted malt, vanilla, oily, fruit cake, brown bread, almond and Dundee cake. The taste is rich, oily, fruit cake, vanilla, toasted coconut, wood, varnish, leather, warming alcohol, quince jelly and tangy dark fruits with a slick finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Rich, mellow and rather quaffable. Works rather well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Russet colour lasting white head. Bourbon on aroma. Very much bourbon. Sweet. Vanilla coconut. Sweet. OK if a little sweet. Good strawberry jam flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (6743) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
(backlog) Bottle at a tasting at maxxdaddy’s. Amber pour with tan head. Sherry, oxidation, light sweet tones, oak flavor. No real bourbon tones.

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