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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This is Dan’s 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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (5352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 30, 2013
12 oz. bottle, bonus’d by ekoerper (thanks Ed), pours a dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma screams truckloads of cherries - nothing artificial about them - smells like pure, fresh cherries, along with a touch of the oak barrels, though not very prominent. There isn’t really any notice that this is a stout. Flavour brings out potent cherries upfront, atop a more recognizable (than the nose) stout background. There is a thick malt backing that gives the cherries a big body to sit on top of, making it even more complex. Oak barrels round this off beautifully, but intensifying the complexity. This is truly superb. Cherry (or any fruit) stouts have never succeeded to impress me... until now. Most excellent stuff.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
Aroma: big burst of cherries, a touch on the medicinal (cherry cough syrup) side, dark malts, cocoa. Appearance: dark brown / ruby color, good clarity, big khaki head dissipates to a ring fairly quickly. Taste: lots of cherries, lightly acidic, low bitterness, light hints of cocoa and dark malts. Not much in the way of stout character, but a nice fruit beer. Palate: medium body and carbonation. Overall: a nice fruit beer, pleasant acidity.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1523) - USA - FEB 23, 2014
Dark brown with reddish tint... Aroma is cherry candy, chocolate covered... Flavor is chocolate cherries, roasted malts, blue cheese fullness and sharpness... Amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
I’ve been interested in this for years. Pours a dark cherry with brown tones - like not a stout. Some surface light tan foam. Smells like cherries, wood, some charcoal and cola. Flavor is cherry with some cola flavors, a bit of cocoa, some wood and some raisin. Medium, thin syrup bodied with light on moderate carb. I was interested, then disappointed, now actually quite enjoying this one. I would like it alongside a dark chocolate brownie. Serving type: bottle 10-27-2012

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1607) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier, thanks!! Pour is ruby, off-white head, some retention/good lace. Aroma of cherry, apple, light barrel. Taste is lightly tart, big cherry, light chocolate, apple. Palate is soft, slick, tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The smell is cough syrup, cherry, sweet, and ok. The look is brown in color, clear. The taste is clean, cherry, fruits. Its no stout but not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (2450) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Aroma is cherry and light roast. Flavors are chocolate and cherry, roasted tones. Belgian red + stout?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, soured via an IP in ’Merica, 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. Wouldn’t have this as a fruit beer !!! Stout all over !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13343) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
19th September 2013
The Last Tasting at Bruce’s palatial pad. Ta muchly to Mr Bois. Hazy dark amber beer with a small pale cream coloured head. Light crisp palate, semi dry. Morello cherry, a little tart. Light tangy chocolate. Semi dry finish that is also minerally crisp. Nice Cherry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, thanks to Colin.. It pours cloudy dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasty, toast, sweet cherry, red plum, prune and some tanginess. The taste is red grape, cherry, plum, light tartness, sherbet and sugar and sweetish finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Easy-drinking stuff. Alright.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s - thanks to Colin. Pours cloudy amber with a light cream head. Lots of tangy cherry in the aroma. Medium sweet flavor, further tangy cherry, mellow pit bitterness, slight funk. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, ripe and tangy cherry, fruity sugars. Quite tasty and very drinkable.


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