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RATINGS: 395   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrymel (1549) - 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 (767) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1095) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to matboz! Pours cloudy brownish red with small head. Nose is tart berry, funky oak, apple. Taste is fruity cranberry, rasberry, cherry, light funk, tiny bit of acidity. Finish is mild tart berry, oak, with nice vanilla notes from the barrel. Very thrist-quenching, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2468) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
A: Ruby Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring that quickly disapates, No Lacing S: Cranberry, Tart Cherry T: Tart Cherry, Cranberry, Mild Red Plum M: Medicore Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart Overall, a pretty nice and easy drinking Oud Bruin but definitely a little over rated in my opinion. The carbonation has more of a cherry pop flavor at times when it warms up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2666) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours a dirty reddish brown with a small white ring. Aroma is tart cherry and light vineagar. Taste is surprisingly smooth. Tart cherry and oak balance really well. This is a few years old so everything is very well balanced and smooth. Not overly puckering but very easy drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1077) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
2012 bottle.Aroma is fairly fruity with some cherries and tart berries, but the most dominant aroma is oak and its characteristics - faint vanilla but more smokey. Not much malt character to the aroma, more a bit stale than I expected.Pours a slightly cloudy amber brown with some red highlights. Small, moderately thick head that recedes to the edges very quickly. Flavor is a balanced blend of fruit and oak with a light acidity. Slight sweetness upfront with some cherry syrup notes. The sweet cherries are balanced with the oak adding a light smokiness. The oak flavor is more similar to fresh cut oak than cured oak so I don?t pick up much vanilla. Faint bitterness and a touch of a red apple flavor.Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low acidic astringency with low alcohol warmth. Overall an alright beer, but I expected more from this bottle. The malt character is mostly faded and stale and the aroma is dominated by fresh oak notes. The flavor is better, but isn?t as complex as I was expecting. Similar to fruit pinch aged in new oak barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2566) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to Adnielsen ! Pours a rusty reddish brown color with a finger of eggshell foam. Aromas are heavy fruit... sweet apple, berry, vanilla bean and a touch of rustic honey malts. The palate follows the nose with lots of apple pie notes mingling with fresh berry... not much funk a touch of acidity creeps in but it isn’t even overtly sour. Refreshing not too sweet but an easy drinker with complex fruit notes to keep it interesting !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1776) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Aroma of a decent sour. Sour and berries. Taste is cherry, sweet and sour. Touch of vanilla. More of a sour than the belgian red, but way less than one of the big sours. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
Pour is red/pink with very little white head and no lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, spices, light funk, vanilla. Taste has mor spices than the nose followed by some berries, vinous notes, light caramel, some sweetness, light funk and low sourness. Low body and low to medium carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12059) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle kindly shared by Nathan, the Brigadier at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13. Very lightly hazed amber with a thin off white head. Nose is caramel, lightly soured fruits, oaky woody notes, vanilla. Taste comprises tangy fruits, oeange, light sourness, woody notes, grapes. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, dry in the finish with a little gentle pucker. Decent.

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