TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAY 17, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2006 12 oz bottle courtesy of The_Enemy. I’m a huge fan a well done fruit beer, and New Glarus Unplugged Cherry Stout is an outstanding one in my opinion. This beer pours to a deep ruby red to brown color, with a soapy, pink head that fades, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is fantastic, with aromas of sweet and tart cherry, paired with mild vinous/oaky notes. The palate is soft, with good flavor of dark chocolate, and malt, with a very pleasing, sweet/sour cherry back ground. This beer finishes with more dark chocolate and malt flavor up front, then ends with a sweet and tangy, cherry flavor that linger. Nothing "stout" like in this beer in a traditional sense. More of a wonderful fruit beer showcasing Wisconsion cherries, and 8 Wisconsin malts. This beer was so aromatic, delicious, and flavorful. It tastes like a liquid, chocolate covered cherry, and makes for an ultimate desert beer, or after dinner drink. I was really impressed witht this one, and the one bottle I savored, had my crying for more. I LOVE this beer! One of the most impressive fruit beers I have tried in a very long time. HopFilter (6) - Lawrenceburg, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2012 does not count
The aroma is overwhelming with fresh cherries and a hint of fresh cut oak. The flavor is primarily of cherries but quickly dissolves into a nice palate of cherries, barley and an almost caramel tinge from the oak. Aftertaste is very smooth with a fading reminder of the, ever so delightful tartness of the fresh Wisconsin Montmorency cherries. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours a deep dark brown/black, with ruby tones when held to the light. Scant head of darkish brown foam gives way to a ring of lighter tan foam. Looks lightly carbonated but not flat. Decent spotty lacing sticks around a bit, then slides back down into the beer. Fantastic aroma of oak, whiskey, tart cherry, roasted grain, and chocolate malt.
Very flavorful beer, with both sweet and tart cherry flavors, woody oak, and lightly burnt chocolate malt. Starts out not quite sweet and finishes not quite dry. Fresh Traverse City (okay - Door County) tart cherries in the aftertaste.
Medium body, light but lively carbonation. sblair (37) - SD, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
From WeeheavySD. Phenomenal beer. lightly tart, chocolate and coconut nose and the same in the flavor with maybe a little wood and smoke. It was hard to wrap my head around this beer other then to say it was one of the more uniqrue and delicious beers Ive had. NelsonPR (23) - MIlWAUKEE, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2010
This is a delicious beer. Black redish body with a tan redish head. Aroma is cherries, chocolate, coffee, maple syrup. Taste is something like Godiva truffle, chocolate with a omnipresent fresh cherries. The sweetness is well balanced and not overwhelming.. Dan Carey, your are right.. this is art.
Stensler (14) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2010
chocolate, brown, black, red, sparkling, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, fizzy, lively, long finish.
My first Unplugged this year. This is a fantastic beer. It has an almost champagne like quality. Amazing taste and a great finish. Smells and tastes of chocolate and cherries. Damico (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Pours unclear dark coffee in color with a smaller beige head. The aroma brings potent sweet and lightly zingy tart cherries very pleasant and prevalent in the nose. The flavor brings the cherry notes as a backbone over the roasted malts, but they blend well nicely. The Wisconsin cherries are sweet with a very smooth tangy tartness that I prefer over the Michigan cherries. seymour (2120) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2017
Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a nucleated schooner, an opaque dark reddish brown with sudsy beige foam, long-lasting with lots of sticky lace. Malty sweet, oasty, nutty, chocolatey, hint of light-roasted coffee, fruity with a huge dose of tart cherries, a little amaretto flavour presumably from the pits. Very subdued oak-essence, just a little lacto yogurty bite like a Flanders Red ale. Light body, above-average carbonation, lingering complex cherry and stout aftertastes. Absolutely delicious, thanks Dylan!