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New Glarus Unplugged Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Fourth in our series this is Dan’s "Unplugged Imperial Stout". This beer is handcrafted for you with the same care that English brewers used when the brewed Imperial Stouts for the Russian Royal Family. This is a strong beer brewed with lots of black barley. Back home that makes this beer an excellent candidate for laying down in your beer cellars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (30462) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2004
A pitch black beer with a chocolate brown head. The aroma is slightly sour, but with nice malty, chocolate, and coffee notes. The flavor is malty with notes of chocolate and hints of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2003
(Bottle) Pour a very dark brown (Almost black) color with a thin tan head. Has a malty chocolate flavor with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12119) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Dark cola with small brown head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, chocolate. Taste is coffee and chocolate, very well balanced with decent bitterness. Full body. Pairs splendidly with chocolate (peanut M&Ms).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11910) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured dark brown color with an average brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted chocolate sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew that may be past it’s prime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/08/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

black, fine tan head, streaks of lace, rich fruity aroma with chocolate and roasted malts and black licorice sweetness, creamy body, rich milk chocolate flavor with tons of dark fruit character, roasted malts add complexity but stays in the background, just a bit of sweetness along with the chocolate, the dark ripe fruit is the star of the show

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10781) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2004
Bottled: Black/brown coloured. Light brown head. Some light coffee and roast notes in the aroma. Very vague in comparison to other american Imp. Stouts. Hops, malt, coffee, roastyness and chocolate notes in the flavour. Again not as distinct in the flavours as in other examples. Ends up in a light bitterness. Thanks goes to CaptainCougar for trading me this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Finally the last of the unplugged series. Dark brown. This has held up fairly well. Lightly toasty and some sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Pours very black. Not much light can make its way through the glass, but when it does, a lovely, crystal clear crimson ale is revealed. Large, creamy, light-brown head. Poor retention; decent lacing. The aroma is of vanilla, chocolate and espresso. Flavors of vanilla, dark chocolate, strong coffee and roasted macadamia nuts. Full-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Bone-dry, chocolatey finish. Should improve with age. Damn fine beer as is! Thanks to BBB63 for this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade with Ughmash (thanks!). Poured a dark black (with light brown at the edges) and a larged sized brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, dark fruits, and some toasted nuts. Tastes of roast, chocolate, dark fruits, and a light coffee finish. Alcohol content hidden. I found the body to be on the light side for a Imperial Stout although it was very easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8601) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Large tan head above a black body. Very mild aroma, almost non-existant. Creamy and with aromas of amaretto and milk, but entirely too weak. Sweet oatmeal and roasted coffee flavors, which hits mainly at the back of the mouth, with not much at all up front. The finish is creamy and roasty, but overall, it's far too light. Thanks go out to Mike for this one!

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