RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This is Dans Gold Medal winning "Unplugged Cherry Stout." This ale is aged in Oak barrels to promote the spontaneous fermentation. Eight Wisconsin malted barleys combined with Wisconsin Montmorency Cherries make for a complex and sublime taste experience that you may never find again.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Huge cherry flavors. Very light stout. Can tell why this is a fruit beer over a stout. Great non fake cherry flavors

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (6069) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Pours a light black if thats possible. Actually reddish. Very strong cherry smell and taste. Tart and not very stout taste. Cant figure this one out. Complex. Too rich and sweet for this kid

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reggiedunlop (3703) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Pours dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma fleeting roastiness and chocolate beneath nice vinous cherry notes. Flavor follows suit...its a bit like the wisconsin red with a hint of chocolate...good tart cherry and vinous notes with dark chocolate creeping in late. Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a cherry chocolate finish. Fabulous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Very good beer. I would call this a cherry lambic/sour meets chocolate stout. Rich cherry aroma with a clear red-brown color. Taste starts with a fizzy/carbonated tartness, followed by mellow sweetness, and finishing with a ripe cherry sourness. Very impressive offering once again by New Glarus!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Super dark brown with a small white head. Huge cherry pit and chocolate notes with sweet vinous notes in the finish. The finish is like cherries dipped in chocolate. Awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
So I just returned home from a quick Wisconsin beer run. First, I tried the WI Belgian Red which I enjoyed very much, but it was a bit heavy on the fruit for me. So I thought Id take a break and switch it up with a New Glarus Cherry Stout... turns out, they are oddly similar. Pours like a lighter barleywine. More clarity than youd expect from any stout. The nose is bossed around by the massive cherries. Faint vinegar, subtle roasted malts... a few suggestions of "stout" but honestly not much. The production of this beer obviously doesnt differ much from the Belgian Red. The overpowering, tart cherry is supported by some light cocoa and toffee, barely. As others have suggested, this beer isnt bad at all... just not at all what its advertised as.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5460) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2012
12 ounce bottle pours a cocola brown color, aromas of cherries, and thats about it. Flavors of cherry coke all the way with some vanilla. Doesnt have many stout quualities, but the beer is pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
10 ounce tap pour at some Swiss cabin themed restaurant in New Glarus, WI. Cherry-themed dessert style fruit stouts require an open mind. It also helps to take it in small doses. Most of us wouldnt eat an entire box of chocolate covered cherries. Doing that would be ridiculous! Its equally ridiculous to drink more than 1 glass of unplugged cherry stout. Its incredibly sweet, rich, and chocolatey smooth. Have it after a meal and youll feel as if you just drank a milkshake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark brown body with plenty of amber-hued hints at the edges and topped with a slim, off-white head.

Smell: It really just smells more akin to a brown ale given a large, vibrant top note of Ludens Cherry throat drops.

Taste: A roundabout gulp of cherry-flavored cola with extra added toasty malt tastes. Fairly sweet throughout. Lightly tart. Theres a bit of middling woodiness from the oak, but, for the most part, the cherries take center stage. Even farther down into the cherry bin youll find some slight mustiness, but, at best, its reserved. Closes out as sweet and fruity as it kicked off.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Lightly sticky in the mouth.

Overall: Its a very fine beer, dont get me wrong, but not a stout. Instead of "cherry stout" call it "stout cherry", because theres definitely plenty of cherriness within.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ssinger1485 (23) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2012
The aroma explodes with maraschino cherries and some chocolate on the back end. Its a beautiful looking beer with a thick head and really dark red hue. The taste starts with sweet, sugary, maraschino cherry and ends with a darker chocolate/caramel finish. I like this beer a lot, but its very sweet.

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