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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle at the TURD tasting. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet toffee and toasty malty aroma with lighter hoppy notes. The flavor has sweet malts, toffee, toast, and floral hops. Good, not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5673) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at Max’s for the Turd Tasting. Pours a deep mahogany with white lacing. Aroma is sweet barley and sugary malts, brown sugar and light hop. Mouthfeel is nice with sweet, earthy notes of barley, dark fruit, and malts. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8964) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle at MaxxDaddy’s tasting. Pours dark copper brown. Nose/taste of concentrated barleywine - toffee, caramel, some cherry wood, toasted malt and herbal notes. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3830) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
Amber pour with tan head. Super sweet malt and hop toned aromas. Flavor follows, alcohol bite isnt overlookable. Barleywine concentrated...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
From notes. The beer itself is a medium brown color, transparent with a tiny off-white island of a head. The aroma is caramel, toasted bread, cereal grains, a bit of pine hops, and a good dose of alcohol. The flavor follows the nose nicely. There is a strong booze flavor that is mostly masked by the strong iced barleywine flavors. Caramel first, bready and roasted malt next, a bit of spice, and a flat bitter finish at the end. The body on this is pretty huge. Carbonation is on the light side, with a grainy, boozy feel overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1593) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Big thanks to FlandersNed. Missed out on this a few years back. Deepest of brown with red hues and a decent amount of tan head. Big dark fruit with some acidity, cherry, toasted malt, light skunked/herbal hops, and a hint of booze. Mild oxidation. Flavor is sticky sweet caramel and toasted/lightly roasted malts and dark cherries. Relatively well-hidden alcohol and some aged tangy hops in the finish. Big time warming on the way down. Jello-like mouthfeel. The high alcohol content cleans out the palate, leaving behind some fruity malt, toasted malt and light hop bitterness, but not heavy, sticky malt. Makes it way too easy to keep drinking. Nice as can be, even 2-3 years later.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dunt (295) - Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottled received in a BIF on BA. Pours a deep tawny brown with a minimal head. Nose is still incredibly boozy with a sherry like sweetness, heavy malt, rum soaked raisin, and dark fruit. Flavor is strangely still very bitter for being such an old beer. There is some dark fruit and caramel sweetness as well with some booziness. Mouthfeel is heavy with light to medium carbonation and warming booziness. Was hoping this would be smoother at this point, but it was sadly kinda tough to drink. Definitely a sipper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Nose is initially rum soaked raisins, then fades into intense bready malts. Pours a deep amber with a bit of off white foam. Taste is nice - less sweet than I would have expected. A bit of caramel malt, and a fairly harsh bitter finish. Feel is dry and a bit boozy. Medium bodied. An intense beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ZippThePitBull (9) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2012 does not count
I think this would have been a great IPA release but barley wine... I think not.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (747) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
12oz bottle. Nice brown pour with a thin off white head. Fairly typical for a BW. Nose and taste was fairly big on toffee, caramel, toasted malt and hops. A bit too hoppy for my liking with this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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