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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This is Danís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10518) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruceís pad, soured via an IP in íMerica, 19/09/13. Dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head. Nose is cherry forward, light chocolate notes, fruit cake, cocoa poweder. Taste comprises sweet notes, lgiht cocoa, earthy notes, mineral tones, cherry and chocolate brownies. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish. Decent enough if a little over sweet. Wouldnít have this as a fruit beer !!! Stout all over !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10436) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of sour pie cherries, spice and light roastines. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of sour cherry, spice, light roastiness and a hint of chocolate withj a smooth dry lingering cherry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10333) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, fizzy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy cherry, light cookie and caramel malt with no hops. Flavor is heavy cherry, light chocolate malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, light warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Bottle... DLD06... Dark, clear, caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, well-tanned head. The nose is of chocolate and black cherries. When I take a sip, Iím confused... is this a stout brewed with cherries or is it a chocolately, dark, fruit beer? Light cocoa and big cherries in the flavor. Tart, but way too sweet at the same time. Medium to full-bodied and ultra silky with fizzy carbonation. Finishes sweet and tart. Odd bird, this one. But not bad at all... just dissonant and not really my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9692) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle from guyinchicago. What a unique beer. Pours a reddish brown color with a very small head. Cherry candy on the nose with light hints of caramel and chocolate. Flavor is sweet chocolate covered cherries, with more cherry flavor than chocolate. Slight tartness creeps in. Very cool beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (9605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2012 Bottle in KC, courtesy of foppa78 (re-rated bottle courtesy of arminjewell). Reddish brown appearance with a brown head. Rich cherry syrup, slightly nutty, light toffee, chocolate aroma. Fairly tart, sweet cherry pie filling, toasty, light chocolate malty, slight toffee flavor with a toasty, moderately tart cherry aftertaste. Update: 2012 version. Quite medicinal, childís cough syrup, cherry aroma with a fair amount of oak. Tingly, super rich, tangy, syrupy cherry flavor that is somewhat medicinal. Way stronger on the negative side than I remember the last version being.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (9451) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2010 Bottle thanks to Rando7. One of the tastiest beers Iíve ever had and definitely the best of this genre. Pours black with reddish hue and a thin reddish white head. Nose is cherry pie and chocolate bar. Taste is out of this world creamy cherry and blends into a smooth chocolate finish. Some tartness and slight black cherry soda adds to the complexity. The body is a little thin and most would rate down for that, but the taste is so phenomenal and this is so much better than other fruit beers I had to score this high. BM me if you can hook me up with more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 12 ounce bottle courtesy of MrPickles. Thanks! Opened 6/7/10. Pours a orange-brown color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of candied cherries, a milky note and some brown malts. The taste is dominated by cherries, both fresh and candied, with a lightly roasty note and some nutty notes. Medium bodied and smooth. Cherry stouts are a style that do not agree with me at all, and this like all the others has a medicinal quality. That said, this is very good and if I liked the combination of roasted malts and cherries, I would love this one. 7/3/8/4/14

Had a bottle at CaptainCougarís, shared by Captain Cougar. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a thin tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart cherries, molasses, roasted malts and honey. The taste is tart cherries, faint roasted malts, honey. Medium bodied. Very, very nice. 9/3/8/4/18

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Enemy (as part of his surprise, unsolicited box of beers!) - thanks! Pours a deep ruby red color with a smaller sized off white head. Where to start on the aromas! Aromas of oak, vanilla, light cherries, light chocolate, some smoke, and whisky. Nice and complex with something new every sniff I took. Everything blended and worked perfectly. Tastes of strong cherries with light oak, vanilla and chocolate. Sweet and tart. In my book, New Glarus is definitely on top when comes to fruit beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9128) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2012 More cherry than stout, and good deal of sourness in finish. Reddish tinge to black stout, pinkish foam. Good amount of lace. Well carbonated and a tongue numbing, very drinkable as long as you like the sourness. Barrel woodiness mid sip satisfying cherry aftertaste. Thanks Flyingbison. Upgraded it with a two-year aged version consumed 5 years later.

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