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Thumbprint Cherry Stout - New Glarus Brewing Company

Thumbprint Cherry StoutThumbprint Cherry Stout

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484 Ratings

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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 17.07%

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Formerly Unplugged Cherry Stout.

(Beer added by: badbeer on 02-21-2006)
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Photo of kojevergas


2.79/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with foiled over branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Thanks to Duff27 for the bottle. Expectations are high given the brewery and style, though the current ratings seem rather low. Aged in oak barrels according to the label. Uses 8 different maled barleys. Brewed with cherries. Label art is nothing to write home about.

Served straight from the fridge and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours an audibly fizzing head of beige colour, poor thickness, and bad (~10 second) retention. No lacing whatsoever. Not horribly impressed with the head, especially at a paltry 6.50%. Body colour is a refined understated dark amber. Semitransparent and semitranslucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Not at all what I expected for a Cherry Stout, but I suppose New Glarus isn't known for churning out predictable beers. Still, this one doesn't look all that great. I'm excited to try it regardless.

Sm: Ugh. Distinct cherry cough syrup; it's uncanny. I've joked about cough syrup aromas in previous reviews, but this really really evokes it. In any case, the cherry seems chemical and artificial, not genuine or fruit-like. The aroma is really turning me off to it. Ugh. Maybe there's candi sugar when I really look for it? A pretty strong, pungent aroma. I don't detect any yeast or alcohol.

T: Better than the aroma, to be sure. Clean malts form the body, with a pleasant lightly sour cherry kick on the climax. Sugary and candy-like. Good sweetness is balanced well by light caramel. The oak is nowhere to be found. Lightly tart. Enjoyable. It's decently balanced, if a bit too sweet. Not horribly complex or subtle, but it gets the job done. I do like it, but this is not the level of quality I've come to expect from New Glarus. I do like the cherry.

Mf: Smooth, wet, a bit too thick, and slightly undercarbonated. Full-bodied. Too heavy on the palate. A bit viscous, but I wouldn't call it syrupy. Suits the flavour profile okay.

Dr: The appearance and aroma really had me concerned, but it wasn't a train-wreck after all. Still, I do expect more from New Glarus and this so-called "Cherry Stout" wasn't at all what the name might suggest...that wouldn't be an issue if it was amazing anyway, but it's neither a cherry stout nor a very good beer. I definitely think it's worth trying and I like the experimentation, but this one missed the mark. They need to commit more to the spontaneous fermentation/cherry combination or to the oak aging; neither is well explored here. Glad I got to try this one. Thanks again, Duff27!

Low C

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 02:53:12 | More by kojevergas
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2.35/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle with no date, purchase spring 2012. review from notes

Look is a dark cherry(hehe) red, clear, with a small sudsy head. Smell is pure cherry, maybe some wheat off in the background. The taste isn't atrocious, but definitely not my style. Overwhelming cherry flavor, I know it's not artificial, but it tastes like it. Almost Vick's Cough Syrup-y.

Like other reviewers, I wonder why they decided to call this a stout. Maybe it's that they swapped the massive malts in favor of massive cherries. Still, a misleading title, and a near drainpour for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 09:06:38 | More by jimmah120
Photo of chugalug06


3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Whoa. Pours foggy, brown, and thin. Wheres the stout character? Two-finger tan head rises and reduces to 1/4" of foamy crust. Lacing is sticky.

Holy eff'ing cherry.. This brew smells like Belgium red.. Where's the stout character? Hay, cherry, roasty, wet, sugary, and funky.

Where's the stout character? Tons of deep, dark, roasty, cherry. Very unique. Sugary, candy, sweet, chalky, wet, medium carbonation, very dry weird aftertaste. So, where's the stout character? It's on the waaa-y back end. A funky 71% chocolate come up to the top at the last minute to provide more of a malt base than first seen.

New Glarus' label is off. It reads: Cherry Stout... It's a Wisconsin Belgium Red. Recommended, but don't be fooled, like me. Not at all like I wished/thought it would be, but still very enjoyable, as are all NG Fruited brews.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 03:47:57 | More by chugalug06
Photo of nlmartin


3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer was chilled and allowed to warm up a bit. The beer was served in an Imperial pint glass.

A- The beer is the color of pepsi with a two finger high light tan coloration. Nice head retention and leaves whisp of lacing on the glass.

S- Not really getting very much in the way of stout aromas. Faint cocoa and a major load of sweet tart and soured cherries is the beers aroma. The beer smells good but its not a stout.

T- Again no roasted or toasted notes, no coffee, no cocoa, the frank flavors of sweet, tart and mildly sour cherries dominate the flavor.

M- The body of the beer is medium and nicely carbonated.

O- This beer isnt a stout. It seems to me that someone took Belgium Red and watered it down with some dark malt instead of some pale malts. This beer isnt bad; however, I prefer Belguim Red undilluted. New Glarus should try this beer again and this time make it a stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 14:05:28 | More by nlmartin
Photo of Vonerichs


3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with a thin head. It also had a lot of carbonation activity.

The smell is sweet cherry and fudge. The cherry smells medicinal like cough syrup.

It tasted like a cherry tootsie pop. It's sweet and doesn't havd much depth.

Mouthfeel is thin with too much carbonation for a stout.

It's a drinkable beer, but far from a stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 03:37:25 | More by Vonerichs
Photo of NilocRellim


5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured cold from the bottle. This beer is a dark, red, cloudy colour with a minimal head. The smell was that of tart cherries with a hint of chocolate. The smell was also very sweet and malty. The taste was a very tart cherry that moved to a sweet, chocolate, mellow finish that lingered on the tongue for a bit.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 20:11:53 | More by NilocRellim
Photo of russwbeck


4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The appearance is not as dark as I would have thought. It's clear brown out of the bottle with about a finger of thin off-white head. It sits in the glass dark, but relatively see-through brown with hints of red. Slow bubbles hold a thin ring atop the beer, but it doesn't stick around for very long.

S: Originally I thought this tasted really medicinal. But actually, I think it smells better in the glass. Sweet, fresh cherries assault the nose with some underlying chocolate. I'm really worried about how fake or medicinal it might taste. I don't hate the aroma, though. The cherries do work with the roast and chocolate qualities from the stout.

T: I have to admit, I'm confused by this beer. Every part of my tastes buds want this to be medicinal or too sweet. But it isn't. The taste starts off roasty, but that is quickly overtaken by a huge hit of sweet cherries that carry the flavor to some light chocolate that peaks out in the middle and shines at the finish. The backend is also sweet, but not that lingering, overpowering sweetness that comes with this style from time to time. This actually does taste like chocolate covered cherries. Or Hershey's Kisses with the cherry center. I quite enjoy it. This is the best attempt at a cherry stout I've had yet.

MF: Medium body with a lower than average amount of carbonation. The drinkability is alright, but overall I think Cherry Stouts are best enjoyed as no more than 12oz at a time.

O: As I said, easily my favorite cherry stout. You can't go wrong with this one. Don't be put off by the smell, as I was ready to be. Finally someone has found a way to make the cherries not taste artificial. Leave it to New Glarus to properly utilize fruit.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 02:17:04 | More by russwbeck
Photo of zeledonia


4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This year's vintage, from this spring. Tasted 4 November 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours deep brown. Light behind it just barely allows me to see through, and to see that it's clear, despite the dark color. Some reddish brown hues. One finger of light tan head, slowly relaxes, leaving a good cap and gobs of lacing. Very nice.

Smell is cherry, cherry, and more cherry. Reminds me of NG's Belgian Red, sweet, full in the nose, and syrupy. Fantastic.

Tasty stuff. It's definitely more of a fruit beer than a stout. In fact, I have a hard time calling it a stout at all. But New Glarus knows how to do fruit beers, and this one is another hit. Big on the cherries, rich and sweet. There's a slight twang that could be hops, or just an unknown bite. Very little stout character, but I'm okay with that.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, but syrupy. Medium-low carbonation, could use a little more.

Everything about this beer is syrupy - in a way, it's like drinking cherry syrup beer. Yum, cherry syrup beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 21:07:19 | More by zeledonia
Photo of harrymel


3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've been interested in this for years.

Pours a dark cherry with brown tones - like not a stout. Some surface light tan foam. Smells like cherries, wood, some charcoal and cola. Flavor is cherry with some cola flavors, a bit of cocoa, some wood and some raisin. Medium, thin syrup bodied with light on moderate carb. I was interested, then disappointed, now actually quite enjoying this one. I would like it alongside a dark chocolate brownie.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 05:38:21 | More by harrymel
Photo of TMoney2591


3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Thanks to JulianC for this bottle!

Haven't been able to make a Wisconsin run in some time, but luckily I have a bit of a hookup... This stuff pours a ruby-highlighted black-sienna topped by a finger of ashen tan foam. The nose comprises sweet black cherry awash in a roasty cocoa sea. ...Or is it the other way around...? Or both? Knowing my philosophy, it's both. The taste brings in more of the same, with the cherry occasionally taking on some mildly tart, almost tannic qualities, but mostly sticking with the sweet foundation set up in the smell. The cocoa is now a tad roastier, though some sweeter factions pop up every now and again as well, and a pinch of coffee makes itself known at random intervals. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a pretty tasty cherry stout, one that seems to stray happily away from the medicinal qualities of other fruited beers without going tooth-achingly sweet in the process. A nice balance is also maintained between the cherry and the roast. Good times.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 20:13:56 | More by TMoney2591
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2.9/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewing the Cherry Stout from the Thumbprint series produced by New Glarus Brewing Company.
Score: 80

Bottle is from the late winter of 2012 -- I want to say February 2012, but do not know for certain off the top of my head. Served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 09/19/12.

Appearance: Pours a translucent reddish brown color with a half to full finger of off-white head that settles to a bubbly ring around the glass. Lots of ruby highlights in the center when held up to light. Decent lacing. 3.5/5

Smell: Cherry Robitussin, cherry-flavored lozenges, and hot cocoa mix. 3.5/5

Taste: Tastes like an acidic, chocolatey stout that was featured on an episode of Will It Blend with a bag of cherry lozenges. Light caramel flavor too. Finishes with a fizzy, Belgian Red-esque and cocoa flavor. Finish is above average tasting, but the upfront flavor of this beer is an absolutely muddled mess. 2.5/5

Mouthfeel: Light-plus bodied, medium-high carbonation. Fizzy on the tongue. Horrible mouthfeel for a stout, but OK mouthfeel for the Belgian Red-like finish. 3/5

Overall: A great example of why I generally avoid "cherry stouts." New Glarus has a lot of really good beers in their unplugged/thumbprint series -- this is not one of them.

Recommendation: Skip this beer.

Pairings: The common cold.

Cost: $9.99 for a four pack.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 01:48:12 | More by jegross2
Photo of jaasen64


4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to thebigredone for this one. 12oz bottle poured into Lawson's tulip, with a few ounces shared with my 84-year old grandmother.

A- Pours a slightly dark reddish black that is mostly opaque but slightly translucent especially around the edges. Has about a finger of brownish reddish head that has decent retention and leaves some spotty lacing. Decent carbonation, a little bit more then your average stout.

S- Lots of black cherries immediately hit your nose balanced with chocolate, some malts, and a hint of oak. Very aromatic and sweet smelling, not an artificial cherry smell.

T- Sweet black cherries mixed with chocolate and a light hint of oak. Finishes fairly sweet with a lingering sweet cherry aftertaste. Fairly well balanced, the chocolate could have came out a little bit more.

M- Definitely fairly thin for a stout, goes down very easily and fairly smooth.

O- I definitely enjoyed this beer. Cherry is definitely a flavor that I think goes very well with stouts. I wish more breweries would incorporate them when making some of their darker beers. This beer definitely had a very strong cherry presence that made the beer very sweet. My only problems with this beer were that it was a little bit too thin and the cherries dominated a little bit too much without letting the other stout qualities come out as much although they were definitely present. I would drink this again and would definitely recommend it if you like sweet cherries. My grandmother thought it was one of the best beers she's had.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 13:14:05 | More by jaasen64
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3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Schlais for throwing a bunch of these my way.

Appearance: Pours a nice rich brown. Looks almost black sitting in the glass. Some nice dark reds when held to light. Head is off-white and pillowy to start. Drops to a thin, chunky collar and spotty cap in short order.

Smell: Big hit of cherry juice. Almost hits like cough medicine. Huge tart cherry. Milk chocolate. Tootsie Rolls. Big sweetness. Some nice roasted malts in the back. It literally smells like someone poured a big glass of Wisconsin Belgian Red in a glass of Sierra Nevada Stout. Tart, medicinal. Fruity as all get out. Stout is buried, and I mean buried, but it's there. Mildly roasted.

Taste: Liquid Tootsie Pop. Huge milk chocolate buried under a wave of cherry juice. Tart skins and juice. So much cherry power. Mild roasted malt edge. Sweet and dominantly cherry at all points. Very clean. Almost no stout characteristics.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation. Moderate body thins a touch as it warms. Like the taste, very clean.

Overall: This beer is called Dark Colored Cherry Ale Surprise.

I like it, but the label is misleading. It's dark fruity deliciousness from New Glarus. It's not stellar, but it's worth it.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 00:23:38 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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2.23/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a Kasteel goblet.

Appearance- Dark brown in color, when held into the light it becomes ruby. Head is white. Don't blink or you will miss it.

Smell- All cherry, and almost menthol cherry

Taste- Follows the nose. The menthol cherry taste is unpleasant and makes for a medicinal like flavor.

Mouthfeel- Very light for a stout. Watery and over carbonated.

Overall- Basically think cherry cough medicine. Kind of surprised seeing their other fruit flavor beers have such a real and crisp flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 22:29:39 | More by BrownAleMale
Photo of rawfish


3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a tulip, woody brown with tons of effervescence like cherry coke, incredibly light for a stout. Creamy high 3 finger head with good retention and nice stick on the glass.

Sweet red cherry flashes on the nose with a backing of oak that is light on it's feet with a solid chocolate and vanilla dessert under flow. Not real coffee or roasted aroma though. Acidic cherry sour notes come through on the finish.

Cinnamon, caramel with loads of cherry sweetness and a sour bite that hits you before any roasted or chocolate flavors do. Candy sweetness and a sour acidic finish. Medicinal and herbal hops barely make an impact and the wood complexities and dark malt flavors of a stout are very much lacking.

Adequate carbonation and the tartness releases nicely from the palate. Average body but light for a stout.

Approach as a darker sour fruit beer though the label indicates a stout. The cherries are very prevalent throughout this beer and the tartness is packaged impressively. I expected a much darker roasted character from this beer and less sour. This is quite a shocker will appeal to those that like the taste of artificial cherry candies and medication.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 04:22:42 | More by rawfish
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3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really want to know the story behind why this is called a Cherry Stout. 12 oz. bottle served in a FW mini snifter.

A: Pours a clear dark cherry color with a light tan head. Some light bubbles and and small specs of lace are left on the glass.

S: Smells exactly like cherry coke. I mean exactly like it. The only difference is when I put my nose into the glass the bubbles aren't hitting my nose.

T: Dark cherry with a slight sour tang to it. Mild black licorice as well. Almost candied in nature with a high sweetness to it.

M: Pretty drinkable with a light body and smooth finish.

O: This was an odd beer. While I didn't hate I didn't particular enjoy it. It was a nice beer to try and I would recommend it for cherry candy fanatics.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 19:17:35 | More by Treebs
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3.15/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an almost rediculously high foamy head that fades slowly leaving copious lacing. Appears a very deep tea-ish brew with dark red shades, only slightly glowing beneath the darkness. Smells of ripe cherries, light oak, light fruit wine notes, sometime seeming a bit candy-ish. Taste is ripe tart cherry, plum, with smooth balanced malt sweetness, very little that could be called bitter. Mouth-feel is active, not overly fussy, lighter, less syrupy, with a fast wet finish, with some nice sustain of flavors. Not a repeater, maybe a bit of downer. Maybe I don't really get the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 00:10:15 | More by Bitter_Echo
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4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 7.30.12

A - Pours a cola brown with a light tan head, good retention.

S - Strong dark cherry and booze.

T - Booze soaked cherries - that's it!

D - Ok carbonation, heavier body, on the sweeter side.

O - Boozy cherry, sweet and fun.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 05:57:21 | More by HuskyinPDX
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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter.

A - Pours a weak, vanilla head that recedes to a small ring. Very deep red when held to the light but black at first glance.

S - A beautiful fresh cherry smell thats got a refreshing tartness to it. Maybe a little bit of sourness playing around also. Some very delicate chocolate malt hides in the background.

T - Chocolate malt is there but is hard to find with the tartness of young red fruit hitting you. Has a nice carbonation tingle that melts well with the acidity. Finishes with, yet again, a bright cherry tartness.

M - Light to medium-light in body. Moderate carbonation. Semi-dry.

O - I love a quality crafted fruit beer. This one could have showed some more stout characteristics and have balanced out but it is somehow a great summer thirst quencher. It's appropriate that it's classified as a fruit beer and not a stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 02:08:27 | More by Jparker37
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4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cherry stout pours a black color, with a red hue, and a very small lacing head. There is a strong natural cherry aroma. There is a alot of carbonation and a strong natural cherry flavor, sweetness from the fruit, but the stout brings it to an enjoyable level; similar to a cherry cola. Very easy to drink, but still yields a full flavor. Overall deffenlitly is what the label says it is, and if you like cherries you will like this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 04:35:55 | More by vette2006c5r
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4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown/mahogany with a decent sized creamy, khaki head. Nice lacing.

S: Lots of sweet and tart cherries. A tiny bit of toasted malt and a bit of spice, nutmeg? Probably as much cherry smell as in Belgium Red.

T: Again, lots of cherries. A nice sweet and tart combo going on. Some nice malty characteristics to this as well, but the cherries are the main attraction here. I do pick up a bit of oak and spice. Again, maybe some nutmeg.

M: Medium body. Softer carbonation.

O: Fairly good drinkability. A 12oz bottle for one is enough. Reminds me of a more malty Belgium Red. Again, a fantastic fruit beer by Dan Carey.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 22:14:52 | More by herman77
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3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to maximum12 for this one in a trade

A-dark black but when held to lite shows a red amber color. small head.

s-very strong merachino cherry sweetness and a bit of roasted malt and a hint of nutmeg.

T-tons of those cherries with a cinnamon or nutmeg characteristic to it. Cherry pie-esk. Cherries dominate way too much.

M-thin body and little carbonation.

o-not very impressed by the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 01:03:20 | More by danedelman
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4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A fairly fresh beer (I think) poured into a pint glass.

A-Reddish brown color and clear, 3 fingers of a pillowy lingering tan head.

S-Wow-cherries! I think this has as much cherry aroma as the Belgian Red. There is a faint hint of a stout in there but this is definitely fruity vs. roasted malt.

T-Once again the cherry taste is strong, however the end note is definitely stout (roasted malt) but is weak. This beer is fairly sweet. The combo is bit like smoked cherry wood. Hints of sour cherries are present in the finish. A very interesting and unique taste.

M-Moderate to high levels of tingly carbonation. Body is on the low to medium side for a stout. Ends quick and tingly, very low in malt bitterness. NO alcohol bite.

D-This is tasty, very light and drinkable.

O-This is definitely a fruit forward beer. Unique and worth seeking out! One of my favorites from NG.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 00:31:30 | More by deebo
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3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1334th Review on BA
Bottle to Excelsior Tulip

Thanks to ErikKoppin

App- A deep ruby red with a medium density. Has some lighter reds on the bottom. Only about a 1/8" of bubbles with no cling or lace.

Smell- Super sweet on the nose. Smells like Apple ale, like a jolly rancher but more thickness with a malty note. A lot of sweet cheeries. Not overly wowing but good.

Taste- Wow. This is a bit thick, sweet and filled with Cherries. No idea how this is a stout but think just name. Creamy, malty, sweet and just tasty.

Mouth- A medium body with a low medium carbonation. Cherries, tingly malts remain. Nice body

Drink- Wasnt sure what to expect. Nice beer with a ton of flavor. This was a bit thick but it worked. Would like to have again.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 02:48:08 | More by FosterJM
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2.6/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

#BOTG 55! Poured from bottle into Brooklyn tulip. Pours a dark dark blood red/brown color, almost no head at all. Visible small bubbles come up from the bottom of the glass. Smell- like I am sticking my nose into the cherry tank of a soda fountain machine. Chemically, syrupy, artificial smelling cherries. Maybe a little bit of port wine smell mingled with maybe some chocolate. Not a great aroma. Taste- really sharp carbonation, this pretty much tastes like a cherry Dr. Pepper having sex with a chocolate truffle cheap candy you would get in a shitty box of valentines day candy. The mouthfeel is thin, and really there is nothing "stout" about this beer at all. Mediocre, a disappointment from a brewery I wanted to get more exposure to that I know is capable of beers way better than this. This will go down the drain in favor of something different tonight.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 00:56:49 | More by lnashsig
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Thumbprint Cherry Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.