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RATINGS: 396   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (3353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours tiny hazy reddish golden with a small offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sour and slightly fruity with caramel, biscuits, rhubarb, strawberries, hay, rosé wine, lime juice, lemon zest, raspberry jam, cinnamon, vanilla custard and hints of glue and acetic acid. Taste is slightly sweet, sour, tiny malty and fruity with biscuits, lemon juice, lime juice, hay, moist wood, rhubarb, wild strawberries, raspberry jam, moist soil, leather, orange zest, lemon zest, red wine vinegar, vanilla and hints of caramel, cinnamon and sweet dark bread. Mouthfeel is round, tart, slightly dry, tiny mouth-puckering and medium bodied. Finish is sour, tiny malty and fruity with dark bread, biscuits, lime juice, red wine vinegar, moist hay, leather, strawberries, rhubarb and red wine vinegar. Exceptionally fruity Flanders red, what strawberry rhubarb should have been like had it been great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican (1496) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 year old rot box scope. Not sure why I’ve kept this with me for that long, would mean it has traveled to 4 different apartments/houses with me. Odd. This beer poured reddish brown, clear, not much of a small off white head. Aroma was actually pleasing. Cherry skins, a touch of caramel and toffee, a bit of apple. Flavor...not bad. Slightly tart. Rich. Bigger, almost chewy mouthfeel. Tart, but not bracing. I’m puzzled, old beer is gross, but this beer did not show many signs of being both old and (most likely) mishandled. Peted fine, which was tame where I was @ just last night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1793) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Reviewed from notes: 2010 bottle; pours almost a brown color with off-white head. Tartness on the nose, some oak, vanilla, and darker fruits; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1426) - 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 (2874) - 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 (4046) - 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 (2244) - 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 (2551) - 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 (2550) - Melboring, 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 (8164) - 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.

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