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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is Dan’s 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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3.9
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Weihenweizen. Slightly sweet tart cherry and cola aroma - reminds a bit of a cherry coke or Dr. Pepper. Deep chestnut red with a moderate beige head. Sweet tart fresh cherry flavor, nondescript malt and light oak flavor. Medium creamy body, soft carbonation. Absolutely un-stout-like, but absolutely delicious!

4.2
tgncc (3136) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 22, 2013
Gift from RamyG4. Awesome aroma of chocolate covered cherries. The appearance is deep brown, slight translucence, red hue, off-white head. The flavor is big time cherry, chocolate, caramel, vanilla. The finish is cherries, light resin. Medium to medium/thick in body. Nicely done.

4.5
jgb9348 (6388) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2013
Clear cola coloured body with a brownish tint and a thin, one centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of pure cherries, fresh, sour, pungent - cherries, from the top of the bottle cap to the whole of the glass - that is an amazing and almost fake smelling beer! Medium to Full-bodied; Strong cherry flavour with a lot of sugars, a good malt backbone and a hint of oak and yeast in the back of the flavour. Aftertaste is long lasting, hitting some sour notes from the cherries, a bit of a effervsence hiding some malt, a lot of oak, bunches of sweetness and more cherries than I’ve tasted in most beers! Overall, simply a great beer, but coming from the brewery, you’d pretty much expect that, but this is above that, and quite simply one of the best beers I’ve had recently. Not as great as Belgian Red, but this was a different beer altogether; Cannot be missed - if you see this, buy it, now. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Discount Liqour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 05-September-2012 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-April-2013.

4.2
barncatmatt (2287) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
355ml bottle shared by scottatron and ontbeermaker. dark brown, off white head. greatnose of sour cherry mixed with the big malt base of the stout. very fruit forward flavour with the base beer supporting. really good fruit beer.

4
stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Holy hell this smells great. dark red color clear. Smells like chocolate covered cherries. Huge cherry taste not much roastyness but adds complexity. I need more new glarus in my life.

3.4
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2015 12oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Clear dark brown color, sort of a light color for a "stout". Bubbly off-white / khaki head. Couple dots of lace. Mostly minimal. Awesome, huge cherry aroma. From the nose and appearance I can already tell that this is definitely more fruit beer than stout. Medium body. Light carbonation. Lightly viscous, but no stickiness in the finish. Lightly tart, light oaky sweet taste. Some very light chocolate in the finish. Tasty treat that I’m happy for the chance to try, but it definitely feels past it’s prime (brad said it was probably a couple years old). The nose held up just fine though, very great aroma. 8/3/6/3/14

Update note, 11/9/15: 12oz bottle, 2007 label, thanks to shigadeyo for sharing. Yeah, pretty much tastes just as I remember. Not changing any scores here, just checking in to say so. Touch of cheese, along with the big cherry. Craig asserts that side by side with aged Belgian Red, most people would be hardly able to tell a difference. I think I agree.

4
mcberko (18422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
12 oz. bottle, bonus’d by ekoerper (thanks Ed), pours a dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma screams truckloads of cherries - nothing artificial about them - smells like pure, fresh cherries, along with a touch of the oak barrels, though not very prominent. There isn’t really any notice that this is a stout. Flavour brings out potent cherries upfront, atop a more recognizable (than the nose) stout background. There is a thick malt backing that gives the cherries a big body to sit on top of, making it even more complex. Oak barrels round this off beautifully, but intensifying the complexity. This is truly superb. Cherry (or any fruit) stouts have never succeeded to impress me... until now. Most excellent stuff.

4
obguthr (6532) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Wow, strong aroma of black and maraschino cherries. Clear maroon, medium cream colored head, good lacing. Sour cherry flavor. Finishes with maple syrup. Mouthfeel is a bit harsh. Delicious.

3.8
djd07 (15284) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle at Camp Beer. Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a strong cherry and oak. Thin mouthfeel with a light malt and strong cherry flavor with nice sweet finish. Easy to drink, a very impressive fruit beer from New Glarus.

4.1
mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown no head. Funky cherry aroma. Taste is like Belgian red with a stout profile


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