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New Glarus Unplugged Iced Barley Wine

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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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English aristocracy flaunted their wealth saving barley wines for exclusive friends. Our Iced Barley Wine is an intense brew of 28.5 degrees Plato OG. Frozen in the cellars over a powerful twelve week fermentation. You hold an elegant riot of bittersweet sherry and dark fruit earthy notes. Warm and expansive it will fill your senses. Great for contemplative sipping now or lay down for an elegant occasion with friends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Coffee color, no head. Some malty aroma. Nice boozy barleywine, good sweet malt. Little carbonation, thick body, nice beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jackiechan2700 (2) - Delavan, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2012 does not count
I have a different iced barley wine than the picture given. It actually has a black wax top. I am not sure what year this is from but the moment I opened the bottle the overwhelming smell of alcohol engulfed my nose. Aroma: alcohol with a bit of smokeyness to it, there are subtle hints of caramel to it, however the alcohol really masks all other aromas here. Appearance: Pours a dark, clear, brown with a little white head that dissipates quickly. Taste: This is a heavy beer with a big alcohol taste right up front. Once the alcohol mellows off in the mouth you get a slight bitter sweet in the aftertaste. Palate: Little to no carbonation with a think and full bitter sweet after taste. Overall: A great beer, but a big beer. With the predominant alcohol feel, this is an acquired taste, but many barley wines are this way and this is my favorite style of beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ THE Barley Wine Tasting. The pourís deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is cinnamon, some boozy wood. Notes of red fruits, cherry. The taste is fruitcake, spice, heavy salty plum and more cinnamon. Chocolate. Medium body, but weirdly salty, plenty of mineral. Overall, pretty meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Received this bottle in a trade (BA) a couple years ago. Iím guessing this is pushing 3-4 years old at this point. Kept in a cool dark cellar since I received it. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a dark mahogany with just the slightest bit of lace as a cap. The nose is rich with wet woodsy notes, deep molasses, a bit of booze, and toasted caramel. The mouth is full, a bit oily, and heavy. This is a sipper, no doubt. Sherry-like flavors, raisin, plum, toffee, gingersnaps. Ethanol-burn on the finish. This is a really well-crafted beer, that stood the test of time for sure. A real treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7444) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 Bottle, thanks to Ken at THE Barley Wine Tasting, August 2012. It pours deep brown, with a small beige head. The nose is caramel, salt, wood, earth, varnish and sweet liquorice. The taste is leather, varnish, saltiness, wood, earth, burnt notes and a touch of dark fruit, with a very dry finish. Full body, fine carbonation and slightly oily mouth-feel. Surprisingly salty! So-so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2012
Two year old aging. Rich malty aroma, not boozy but the alcohol is there. Cocoa coloured body, thicker looking, no head. Full mouthfeel. Taste of chocolate and other malt, a bit of fig. Thanks FlandersNed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2461) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a slightly murky dark brown with ruby highlights and a smallish head the dissipates before I set the bottle down. Smells like a well aged fruity, caramel, ethanol, barleywine. It does actually smell pretty good, but it does smell a bit potent. The taste is sweet caramel and fruity with a hint of earth and enough heat to keep some balance. This one is tasty, but it is a sipper. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy mouthfeel. Nice brew that Iím glad I finally got to try. Nice sipper for a cold June night ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Admitedly, I am probably having this a bit past its prime. Not that itís gone bad, but it wasnít quite as awesome as I was hoping for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
31st August 2012
THE Barleywine tasting. Clear very dark brown beer, not much of a head. Light dry palate, smooth. Nice smooth malts here but by God this is a salty bastard of a beer, too much so. Could hardly taste anything else. Finishes semi dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from javit (thanks Adam), pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of rich dark dried fruits (dates, figs, grapes), brown sugar and alcohol. Flavour of rich dark dried fruits, such as prunes, figs and dates, lots of boozy liqueur and some brown sugar, though this is not cloyingly sweet. Quite boozy - the ice-bocking obviously bringing it more to the front. Medium complexity with lots of depth. Very enjoyable barley wine, though missing some element(s) of complexity to push it into the elite league.

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