New Glarus Unplugged Old English Porter

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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This beer was inspired by the writings of Graham Wheeler, a noted English Beer Historian. Mr. Wheeler describes the original Porters as: "... the least understood of the old British beers. The subject (of the Porter Beer Style) is complicated and confused because porters heyday lasted from about 1700 to the pale ale revolution of the mid 1800s. During that time it passed through many transformations. Porter was simply a mixture of two brown beers. The only characteristic that set the porter apart from any other beer of the day was that porter was deliberately soured by adding a percentage of sour beer to freshly brewed beer. The original porters were not, as is commonly supposed, jet-black in colour, but a translucent brown. They had a rich, smoky flavor derived from the use of brown malt and a winey aftertang produced by the deliberate souring, highly regarded by Londoners." Our interpretations is a Brown Porter based on the style popular in 1870s London. It was brewed with mostly floor malted English malts including the famed pale ale malt, Maris Otter. A touch of smoked malt produced by Briess Malting Company of Chilton Wisconsin was also used. Half of the batch went through a souring fermentation, in the traditional way, to promote the characteristic wine-like acidity. Lastly the beer was aged on wood to extract sweetness from toasted oak.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (48111) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ RBESG 10 Grand Tasting at the Brasserie 4:20 warehouse.

Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, cigar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate tobacco acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100606]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (44110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small tan head. Aroma is dark fruity, wineous and dark malty. Citric and dark malty, toffee and slight caramelish. Lingering citric, milky and dark malty flavoured into lasting slight acidic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36915) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Bottled - as my 1400th stouties rating - nice. A deep red beer with a lazing light tan head. The aroma has notes of wood, cherries, malt, caramel, and slight smoke - in some weird way it seems warm. The flavor is sweet and sour with notes of sour cherries, malt, wood, and alcohol, leading to a tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25814) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear brown/amber color with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Has a malty chocolate aroma with some tart hints. Sweetish and slightly roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak hints of vanilla and dark fruit with some tart hints. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit and chocolate finish with some tart hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of daknole. Pours a clear orangey brown with an off-white head. Tart acetic nose, definitely some wood up there. Medium body, tart acetic redwinish. No real roasted malt, but rather woody. Ends tart with no hops - more of a Flemish Red really. 090710

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2010
6th June 2010. RBESG 10 Grand Tasting at the Brasserie 4:20 warehouse. Clear brown beer. Little cream head. Sourish sherry nose. Tary sherry fruit with a Duchesse like fruity sour burn. Finishes soft and dry. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23995) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle. Hazy brown color, tan head. Aroma of sour coffee. Taste is sour coffe grounds, cocoa, vinegar finish. Odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (23893) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle at Grand tasting RBESG 10 ... copper brown ... soft toffee roast dark fruit nose ... tart fruits .. light sour :-( ... little toffee malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (20284) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
RBESG 2010, Grand Tasting, bottle
Dark amber color. Breadish and chocolatey aroma. Breadish caramel aroma, with light chocolate, vanilla, sourness. Nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a fluffy tan head. S: The nose on this is sort of all over the place here. Theres plenty of acetic acid notes along with roasted malt and a strange (but quite noticeable) diacetyl aroma as well. T: The roasted malt and the sourness (a bit of vinegar) make this beer very similar to an oud bruin, but then the butter again makes an appearance and sort of ruins that. M: The body is medium with a pleasantly tingly carbonation. D: This beer seemed to have a good thing going at points, but this was diminished by the off-flavors (diacetyl).

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