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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

noncaloric's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Mahogany red-brown pour, with just a skiff of pink-tinged tan head. Aroma is cherry-dominated, sweet cherries, strong and fruity but raising slight concerns about the cough syrup factor. Flavor tasty, cherries are the dominant note, accompanied by some caramel and vanilla, tasting more oak than malt as background flavors. At moments, slightly metallic. Very smooth mouthfeel, slightly mouthcoating. This is as cherry-loaded as Belgian Red, which I love, but I think the wheat and tartness in that beer are a better supporting cast than the dark malt and barrel here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Black pour tan head cherries and coffe roast in aroma. Medium mouthfeel with cherries all in. Finishes stout like with cherries in finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (128) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Awesome cherry aroma with some roast going on as well. Perfect stout characteristics with awesome cherry flavors. A perfect balance of the two!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (5183) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to Homer! Pours cloudy reddish mahogany, small beige head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is SOOOOOO cherry, maybe a bit of chocolate as well. Flavor is fully sweet, tons of cherries, a touch of chocolate. Medium body, low carbonation, creamy, some acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (2789) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Thanks to a BIF box of years past. Pours cola black with a think fizzy white top that quickly disappears. Aroma is sweet cherry, a little tart but mostly sweetness. Taste is again very tart like a cherry juice but backed with the complexity of a stout, the roasted malts and oak dryness just add amazingness to this beer. Want more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"more tart cherries than the Bellís version, which i also like. just depends what youíre in the mood for i guess. not a lot of stout qualities come through in this thinnish dark brown ale. just a touch of chocolate and roasted malt after the tasty intense cherry flavors. i like it about the same as Bells, but itís a totally different brew. this is a very nice cherry beer w/a side of stout, while Bellís is a stout w/a side of cherries"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle as Unplugged from Bu11zeye. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is extreme cherry. Tad sour. Med body. Flavor is very red cherry with sugar and tartness. Touch of oak . Finishes very, very cherry. Nice stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8000) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head and a strong cherry aroma. There is a mellow cherry flavor, the Great Lakes version of Schaarbeekse, with a hint of oak. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1419) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cola with white head. Big cherry aroma. Taste is great roasted malts with sour cherrys. Mellow clean taste amazing stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BiiruBierBeer (738) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Heavy cherry smell. Tastes like Belgian Red mixed with a bit of nice stout that gives it a bit of a chocolate covered cherry taste. This beer is absolutely delicious in every way. Itís a shame that this is a Thumbprint rather than an annual release since I would absolutely love to have as much of this as possible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
On tap at Brat Stop, Kenosha, WI. Pours a clear dark red with small pink head. Aroma is predominantly dark cherries, with a touch of sweet chocolate. This tastes more like cherry soda than a beer, but is interesting nonetheless. Body is medium with average carbonation and a soft palate.

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