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New Glarus Unplugged Bourbon Barrel Bock



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RATINGS: 336   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11866) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
[3 yrs old]–12oz bottle-thanks JK @RBSG-Minni-still-hazy dk amber. A-sweet med fruit, bourbon, med malt. T-sweet med fruit, bourbon, med malt, some hop bite at finish. Easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1979) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle shared by JK! Pour is light brown/caramel, lots of bourbon and toffee. Surprisingly good considering the age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9178) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle courtesy of JK! Lots of bourbon, sweet caramel, and wood. Really good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2018) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle thanks to JK! Caramel colored pour, small ring of carbonation and a nice toffee bourbon aroma/flavor really solid and holding up well for being a 6 year old beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2680) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Shared at RBSG - big malty bourbon nose, hazy brown appearance. Sugary, sweet and some barrel character. Not much left on this one though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2013
12oz bottle, shared by Jason. Thanks! Pours a cloudy, orangish brown color with little to no head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, cherry maybe. Medium to heavy on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bourbon, vanilla, lots of oak, caramel, really smooth, the only drawback is there’s a little cardboard oxidation, some raisin, with a light oaky finish that lingers for a while. Held up well for six years. Very glad I got to try this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
walleye (1088) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Finally decided to drink this since I have had it in the refrig. for a for a least 5 years. pours a nice med dark honey with a light tan head that didn’t last. aroma alcohol, toffee, dark cherries, good bourbon, oak, vanilla. flavor was surprised from the sweetness up front, than came that nice bourbon and cherries, hops and some malt. I wish I had more of this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (2120) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle. Again, finally. Murky, murky brown mahogany with the thinnest of whit head. Aroma of faint bourbon, dark fruity wine, sherry, wood, and coconut. Flavor is tart sticky fruit, red wine, light caramel, and bourbon with a semi-dry wood and coconut finish. Some residual dark fruit. Smooth and complex. Little to no booze. Tremendous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle is at least one year old that I know of. This drinks as a sweet beer but not heavy/under-attenuated. Moderate body, no head to speak of. Coats the mouth, vanilla and sweet caramelized. This is a beautiful departure from your average bourbon beer. I get the wood, vanilla and sweetness with the booziness. Give me the recipe so I can dub this beer please.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pours a deep dark red with thin white head. Aroma is full of bourbon and has a bit of malt, oak, vanilla, etc. Flavor is mellow up front but has a nice chorus of malty flavors that follow... caramel, chocolate, and deliciousness. I am never ever let down by these guys. New Glarus is quite possibly the finest brewery around.

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