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RATINGS: 540   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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dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Aroma of sour cherries, chocolate and oak. Appears a deep dark claret color, with a small head that dissipates quickly. Flavor is warming at first, with big sour cherries over vanilla and oak. Palate is medium-full with a velvety mouthfeel. Overall, this is a fantastic brew and quite a bit more than the sum of its parts.

3.4
Odeed (1805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 30, 2006
(thanks to 1faststi for this brew)poured a black body with red highlights.head was off-white and left nice lacing on the glass.aroma was a nice blend of oak,vanilla,sour cherries,and roasted malts.flavor was a little starnge.lots of sourness upfront followed by medicinal type cherries.i could detect some milk and roasted malts in the after taste but id say the ratebeer discription of fruit beer fits it better than stout.as it warms and sits in the glass it grows on me abit.

3.6
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 27, 2006
Thanks to Tom in Muskeegoo!! Whoever said this was a fruit beer? This ones defintly a lambic-fruit it even says so on the description (spontaeous fermentation) And you can taste the wild yeasts and bacteria that contribuited to the prosess. It pours a black red hue with a small and leaving head.The aroma is of sour ripe cherrys, vanilla, lime and dark bread, Its a little funky and cheesy too. The initial flavor adds sweet and acidic hints of pears, smoke, licorice and some sourmilk, rotting kinda bandaid finishes that i personaly didnt like. This is a fine Kriek-Lambic with very little sweetners added just like the ones in Belgium if your into that. For me it was great until the funkiness sat lingering in my tounge.

3.6
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Bottle from Tom and Larry. Deep brown colored with garnet showing when backlit. Miniscule off-white head that fades quickly to a ring. A smattering of lacing is left. Aroma is pleasant, tart with cherry, perhaps a touch of nuttiness and roast grain. Medium bodied. A touch tannic. Pleasant tart cherry blends nicely with the malt bill. Pleasant.

3.6
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2006
aroma of chocolate covered cherries, malt, walnuts and almond extract. flavor is sour cherry and milk chocolate, with lots of malt, and some sour lemon type flavor. good, but probably needs a little age.

3.4
heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2006
This one needs some age, so I am sitting on another bottle. The body was dark brown with a light tan head. The aroma was cherries and chocolate, but too much in the way of a cake. The taste was dry with the cherry character really coming out. There was also urine and some cherry pits. Something is not quite right with this one, butI I will give a second chancesomewhere down the road.

3.7
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Jimmacks Gathering. Thanks to whoever brought this- forgot to keep track of who brought what. Pours a deep brown- not realy anywhere close to black with ruby highlights and a thin diminishing head. Aroma is similar to their belgian red but toned down a bit, but still has the cherry pie, fresh red cherry, sweet and ligth dark roasted malts. Flavor is more skewed toward the fruit with little stout characteristics like roasted barley or chocolate malts. Has more of a fresh cherry flavor , unlike say bells which hsa a slick cherry juice flavor. This works real well, but I wish it would have been a lot darker and had more malt balance and intensity.

3.7
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tiny light beige head around the edges of the glass.. Strong aroma of oak, some coffee and tart cherry undertones. Very oaky and sour cherries in the flavor, hops not present. Light carbonation, medium to light bodied. Pretty good, though not very "stouty."

3.9
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Pours datk brown with a small head. Aroma is exectly like the Belgian Red just like the aroma. Cherry pie filling. Points off for not being stoutish enough but I like the BR so its still drinkable. Nice tartness.

3.7
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Deep brown-ruby. No head, some foam clinging to the sides of glass. Nose of slighty soured cherries, hint of brown sugar, maybe a hint of allspice, no stout aroma at all. Medium bodied, lush carbonation and feel, sour cherries, oak, some chocolate, finsihing tart. Where are the stout characteristics? I taste no roast at all. Fails as a stout but a tasty fruit beer, the cherry works, nice sweet and tart flavors. Different and good.


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