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New Glarus Unplugged Iced Barley Wine

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RATINGS: 293   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1480) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Brown and light red tinted body, decent clarity with almost no head. Mild tan bubble formation. Aroma is sticky sweet toffee, caramel, earthy raisins and bright fig sweetness. Slight hint of oxidation, sherry, booze. Taste is nice; lightly boozy sherry, deep and sweet prunes, light black licorice, some molasses, a touch of earthy, dirty heft in the finish. Warming, mild oxidation, too. Easy drinking given the ABV. Decent at best, this one isn’t really my jam.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2504) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured a copper color with a beige head. The aroma was of caramel, cherry and light alcohol. The taste was sweet, with caramel, some alcohol and faint cherry. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4811) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Clear and mid brown. Minimal beige ring. Raisin in the nose with some chocolate. It tastes hot. Big malts and some harshness. Heat. Darker pitted fruit. Expected oxidation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
From notes, bottle received in one of my first trades. Sweet dark fruity, caramels, a bit of a vineous component. Touch high on the booze, but a tasty beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle shared by a friend. From notes. Loads of toffee, caramel, dark fruits and a little woody hints in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2988) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Sweet toffee and booze. Clear caramel and no head. Toffee, chocolate, candy and a little booze and heat on the throat. A wicked and strong beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (544) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep, muddy, mahogany hue with little to no head. S- Extremely sweet, lots of brown sugar, dark fruits. T- Sweet, brown sugar, figs with a harsh bitterness / alochol burn at the end. Fairly dry. M- Thick with medium carbonation. D- This was an extremely enjoyable brew to sip on. I split the bottle and think half is all I could handle at a time but I really enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (625) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Pours dark with small hwAd . Aroma if some dark fruits and sweet malt, taste us sweet first, but not bad. Burns a bit on the wAy down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (724) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Pours a dark color. Sweet aroma, hops, booze barrel oaky whiskey and more booze in the flavor. Very tasty boost .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1744) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to homer321. Nose full of raisin and dark fruit. Very vinous. Almost flat pour. Probably better with mire carbonation boost but still good. Kinda thin and faded out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9502) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of toffee, sherry, dark fruit and tobacco. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, sherry, dark fruit, earthiness and light tobacco with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish.


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