mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. amber pour with a cream head. nose is cherry, cough drops, medicinal. nice on the palate, cherry, sugar, different than what i was expecting.
wchesser (1166) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold medal winning? Not by me. This is straight up cherry cola. Incredibly thin and bubbly. Big cherry nose and almost cloyingly sweet. Very thin, like a dark lager. Tastes like cherry cola with some hoppy bitterness. Yeah, not good. Rare failure for New Glarus, especially from the Thumbprint/Unplugged.
hamilton23 (608) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Pours a murky brown with almost no head while having a fair amount of carbonation. Aroma is lots of cherry juice and just a hint of chocolate. Taste follows...very heavy on the cherry flavor and just the slightest amount of chocolate.
ICEatALAMO (940) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a a deep red, but very thin for a stout. Taste has a hint of a lambic more than stout. Good beer though.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Huhzubendah (2535) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to masterchiefMD for sharing this at my most recent tasting.
A: Brown (stout?), ruby-tinged, moderate head and decent lacing
S: Fresh cherries - smells remarkably similar to Wisconsin Belgian Red. This is really different than what I expected.
T: Cherries are the dominant flavor for sure. Sweet and tasty. I have a hard time calling this beer a stout. It drinks more like a dark cherry ale. I was hoping this beer would be slightly thicker and bigger, and not so overrun by fruit...again.
M: Thin, mild carbonation. Decent feel.
D: While it is pleasant, the sweetness becomes cloying rather quickly.
JStax (2997) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured on draft into a snifter. Dark brown and fairly translucent with a thin, beigy head of foam. Not much retention. Aroma is intense ripe cherries and a cola note, not dissimilar to cherry coke. I get a nice chocolate covered cherry note in there as well. Decadent. Taste is a muted dark fruit sweetness that moves to a rich middle and on to a just slightly dry and bitter finish. This beer is right on the verge of being a little tart. This beer is fantastic. Definitely one of the best fruit beers I’ve found of yet. Thanks for the bottle, weihenheizen!
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge cherry flavors. Very light stout. Can tell why this is a fruit beer over a stout. Great non fake cherry flavors
kaser (2711) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light black if that’s possible. Actually reddish. Very strong cherry smell and taste. Tart and not very stout taste. Can’t figure this one out. Complex. Too rich and sweet for this kid
ReggieDunlap (3077) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma fleeting roastiness and chocolate beneath nice vinous cherry notes. Flavor follows suit...its a bit like the wisconsin red with a hint of chocolate...good tart cherry and vinous notes with dark chocolate creeping in late. Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a cherry chocolate finish. Fabulous.
nsquishee (598) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer. I would call this a cherry lambic/sour meets chocolate stout. Rich cherry aroma with a clear red-brown color. Taste starts with a fizzy/carbonated tartness, followed by mellow sweetness, and finishing with a ripe cherry sourness. Very impressive offering once again by New Glarus!