j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby hued dark brown with a medium large soft beige head, very creamy. Initially smells a bit like Luden’s cough drops. Huge cherry aroma. Smelling this blind, I’d never peg it as something dark, just piles of cherry. Really big sweet cherry at the start, a bit like pie, vague hints of roast and toffee in there. Very tasty. Finishes with a bit more touches of roast, but still pretty much hidden by the cherry. Again, blind I doubt I’d even pick up some of the stout notes, apart from it having a bit more body than I’d expect from a fruit beer. Another tasty fruit beer from New Glarus, but I guess that really shouldn’t surprise me. madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Distinct cherry aroma. Spices and fruits as well. Flaovur is spiced full of cherries and has light alcohol notes Has a light sour touch. Medium bodied. Ends on a sweet and spiced note. I like this brewery. deyholla (11609) - 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 didn’t pick up much of any stout resemblance but it was an enjoyable as a fruit beer. hopscotch (11113) - 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, I’m 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. daknole (11049) - 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.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Date: 11/02/2007DocLock (10706) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
black, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace,
rich sweet cherry aroma with lots of rich chocolate,
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
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. cubs (10636) - 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, child’s 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. Fin (10542) - 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. BVery (10510) - 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.