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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10920) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle from guyinchicago. What a unique beer. Pours a reddish brown color with a very small head. Cherry candy on the nose with light hints of caramel and chocolate. Flavor is sweet chocolate covered cherries, with more cherry flavor than chocolate. Slight tartness creeps in. Very cool beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Date: 11/02/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

black, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace, rich sweet cherry aroma with lots of rich chocolate, creamy body, rich chocolate and cherry flavor, nice sweetness is balanced by a light cherry tartness, the tart cherry flavor grows as it warms with the rich chocolate providing a great background,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 10/10
Score: ***+/4

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10767) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"more tart cherries than the Bells version, which i also like. just depends what youre in the mood for i guess. not a lot of stout qualities come through in this thinnish dark brown ale. just a touch of chocolate and roasted malt after the tasty intense cherry flavors. i like it about the same as Bells, but its a totally different brew. this is a very nice cherry beer w/a side of stout, while Bells is a stout w/a side of cherries"

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Bottle... DLD06... Dark, clear, caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, well-tanned head. The nose is of chocolate and black cherries. When I take a sip, Im confused... is this a stout brewed with cherries or is it a chocolately, dark, fruit beer? Light cocoa and big cherries in the flavor. Tart, but way too sweet at the same time. Medium to full-bodied and ultra silky with fizzy carbonation. Finishes sweet and tart. Odd bird, this one. But not bad at all... just dissonant and not really my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10708) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle thanks to someone but I forgot. Poured a very dark red with opaque edges and an off-white head that laces slightly. Aroma is full of cherries both sweet and tart with a hint of oak. Flavor is similar with sweet cherries becoming more tart and quite smooth. I really didnt pick up much of any stout resemblance but it was an enjoyable as a fruit beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2012 Bottle in KC, courtesy of foppa78 (re-rated bottle courtesy of arminjewell). Reddish brown appearance with a brown head. Rich cherry syrup, slightly nutty, light toffee, chocolate aroma. Fairly tart, sweet cherry pie filling, toasty, light chocolate malty, slight toffee flavor with a toasty, moderately tart cherry aftertaste. Update: 2012 version. Quite medicinal, childs cough syrup, cherry aroma with a fair amount of oak. Tingly, super rich, tangy, syrupy cherry flavor that is somewhat medicinal. Way stronger on the negative side than I remember the last version being.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (10215) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Big thanks to Ohio Dad for this one. The pour was a great ruby blackish color tan head. It poured like a dark merlot. The aroma was hugely krieky, with roasty dark malt, berries, merlot, and some hops and slight florals. The taste was very tart and krieky, with a solid roasty malt backbone, and even raspberries and cacao in the finish. Velvety, complex palate. Wonderful, as I would expect from thsi world class brewer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
355mL courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pours a clear deep amber with a thin, yet persistent off-white head. Excellent spotty to near sheety lace. Not quite a stout body so I agree with the Fruit Beer category. Aroma at first is cherry Sucrets, coughdrops, Chloroseptic lozenges. As it warms, the powerful black cherries emerge without off character- robust, sweet. Like Dr. Browns Black Cherry Soda. Taste and body is beautiful- soft, tart finish, quick lactic sour that is zippy and quick on the palate. Full, creamy, buttery, meaty body almost like the NG Old English Porter. Really beautiful all around.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (9946) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2008
Tasting with Casey, Traci, Craig, Stella and Loz 27-09-08 this bottle brought along by Casey Pours dark brown with light beige head. Big fruity vanilla nose, some mushroom also on nose. Loz got copper coin taste in mouth, I know exactly what she meant. Lovely quirky tang to this. Whilst I can’t describe what it is exactly I will say that New Glarus beers or the ones from this series of Unplugged that Casey has shared with me have a real signature, thumbprint to the taste, just wish I could describe it accurately. Quite a stunner.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9943) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle. Ruby red pour with a small cream head. Aroma is candied cherries. Taste is cherry syrup. Yummy stuff.


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