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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A few times a year, we will cut Dan loose to brew whatever he chooses, uncensored, uncut, unplugged. Always handcrafted, this beer is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again. A complex and intriguing original. The mystery began with wild yeast spontaneously fermenting a rich treasure of malted barley and cherries. Unlined Oak casks breathe deep vanilla hues and chords of smoke into this sour brown ale. Our Master Brewer has forged a smooth garnet tapestry that defies description. Wander off the beaten path.
2006 vintage - 7%
2010 vintage - 5.5% (separate entry)
You can tell the vintages apart as the 2010 bottles have the © symbol to the left of the UNPLUGGED banner while the 2006 does not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2014
2010 vintage bottle from the cellar. Pours a murky mahogany with him light tan head. Nose some cherry soured fruit, vanilla and oak. Taste pleasing sour funk up front, then the fruit and caramel notes. Syrupy mouth. Finish with some tart notes and lingering vanilla. Tastes better now than it did fresh as I remember.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1789) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle (2010 Unplugged) shared at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting, thanks maniac! Caramel brown with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, sweet fruit, syrup. Tastes of caramel, sweet dark fruit, oak, vanilla. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3635) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Hoppy nose. Caramel and tart cherry flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2010) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Sour cherry, caramel aroma... Hazy caramel red brown in color... Flavor is sweet caramel, notes of vanilla, oak, cherry... Tartness, vinegar on finish... Amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2174) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2010 Unplugged bottle thanks to Jeff for sharing. Pours a mostly clear red color with a small fizzy head. Aroma is cherries, bread, apples, and light sour funk. Taste has a nice sweet and tart balance. Mostly cherries with some honey and wood. Almost tastes like a mead but just a little less sweetness. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2128) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2014
bottle via trade. forgot where from. pours a brownish red with minimal head that dissipates in no time. aroma of cherries, cranberries, some apple. Taste is a little on the sweet side with not much actual sourness. actually tastes more like one of their fruit contraptions than a sour. hmmmm. still delish but just not sour. actually...is this serendipity? really, as I drink it I don’t get much sourness at all. very weird. I had this beer a while ago and much more sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6955) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to nuplastikk. Not sure what the vintage was, uploading rate from notes. Totally hazy dark brown red color. Little off-white head. Good ropes and bits of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick texture. Good vanilla, tasty caramel syrup. Nice dark fruit, light spicy barrel notes. Moderate sweet taste, light sour. Tasty, complex oak barrel-aged sour brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1244) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Nice extra from Guerde-thanks! 2010 bottle. Pretty light reddish brown. Totally clear and light carbonation. Cherry nose, with vanilla and oak. Flavors of sweet and tart cherry, light oak. Short and not very complex. Tasty but a bit overrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Unsure of bottle date. Checked the Fresh Beer Only page and it didn’t really help. Here’s the code on the bottom of bottle, not other marking indicating date: 8361 B-21350 Only thing I can think is this was bottled late December, 2008. A: Pours a rosey orange ale with excellent clarity and a transient single finger tan head. Rings of lacing. Sheet of light tan head. S: cherries, allspice, clove, the cherries remind me of a cherry jolly rancher or some cough syrup. Just a hint of vanilla stemming from the oak. T: Cherries, oak, yeast. Semi-tart up front with plenty of sweetness through the center. The fruit has taken on plenty of mineral-like flavors. Meh. Tastes like mulled wine. M: Light syrup feel with low carbonation. Finish is slightly cloying but short lived. O: Plenty fruity, but pretty much ends up tasting mulled wine. Probably would be good served warm. Serving type: bottle 07-13-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (759) - USA - NOV 28, 2013
Amber/orange, hazy, off-white head. Aroma: lightly sour, toasty malts, some tart cherry, earthy notes. Flavor is similar, with toasty malts, earthy, woody notes, some tart cherry.

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