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Unplugged Smoke On The Porter - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Unplugged Smoke On The PorterUnplugged Smoke On The Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

194 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 35
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: abents on 11-08-2007)
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Reviews by russpowell:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.72/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this one from czoch75, cheers Clint!

Pours a chestnut tinged mahogany with 2 fingers of tan colored head. Good lacing & very good head retention

S: Mesquite notes & hints of vanilla

T: A bit of smoked ham, vanilla beans, roasted malt, & dryness up front. Some faint herbalhops surface as this warms, along with mocha, fainter smokeyness, plus nioe vanilla presence. Finishes with roasty grain, a touch of peppery rye?? & chococlate

MF: Smooth, medium bodied, low carbonation

Drinks super, easily on the best porters I've had in a long time!

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 04:33:41 | More by russpowell
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-28-2014 22:37:42 | More by madtowndmb1
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-05-2014 05:54:52 | More by emerge077
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle.

A: Black body, brown highlights, one finger of fine light-brown head. Ok retention, very nice lace. Solid.

S: Moderate smoke (equal parts woody & meaty) is front and center, with chocolate and tobacco undertones. Really, really good.

T: Follows the nose, but with a bit more sweetness alongside the smoke and malt. Some dark fruit and coffee as well as dark chocolate. Smoky, bittersweet finish. Delightful.

M: Thick and creamy, with lots of soft carbonation. All right, but a bit much for the style.

O: I found a few of these sitting in a small liquor store in Rhinelander, and bought them all without realizing that this was old enough to retain the Unplugged (rather than Thumbprint) label, and such a relatively low-ABV for the series. Any fears I had upon realizing the extent of the shelf cellaring were quickly allayed as soon as I poured the first bottle, though, as this was one of the best smoked Porters I've ever had and didn't show a hint of being too old. Delicious stuff.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 02:54:09 | More by woosterbill
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-09-2013 22:04:28 | More by Gonzoillini
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-03-2013 23:36:00 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-05-2013 03:21:48 | More by wisrarebeer
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-02-2013 22:34:56 | More by coldmeat23
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-21-2013 03:19:27 | More by kjkinsey
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-03-2013 04:35:46 | More by BYOFB
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-21-2013 22:20:19 | More by Bowers-Brew
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-24-2013 02:04:50 | More by Sparky44
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cliff1066

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-23-2012 02:29:11 | More by cliff1066
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-17-2012 17:53:41 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Big thanks to CaptainCougar for this beer. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a dark brown color with a good head. The nose has a moderate amount of smoke alongside some roast and a very light fruit component. Flavor is smokey and roasty. Nice and integrated. Medium body with good carbonation and a lingering smokiness. Not surprisingly, a German take on a beer that was done well by New Glarus.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 19:04:19 | More by Thorpe429
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Jon

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-10-2012 23:21:11 | More by Jon
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-23-2012 00:30:50 | More by t0rin0
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DonDeDieulicious

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.4%

08-04-2012 17:58:17 | More by DonDeDieulicious
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another New Glarus beer from Deuane's basement. Vintage unknown.

A - Poured a darker shade of brown that had some clarity and some ruby highlights...the head was off white in color and stood two fingers tall...it quickly receded to a thin cap, then formed a tight ring...some lacing was left

S - The smoke has not gone away...reminds me a lot of bacon and smoked meat...reminiscent of a campfire as well...there is a roasted quality and also a little sweetness

T - There are smokey, roasty, and sweet flavors all around...the smoke goes a long way, but never overpowers...it brings a good meatiness to the beer...the roasted flavors add depth also...milk chocolate comes from the malts and it adds some sweetness to the beer...if you search hard enough, a trace of vanilla can be picked up...the finish is smokey with a hint of roasted bitterness

M - Medium bodied...not a lot of carbonation, but it makes for a smooth mouthfeel...some smoke and roastiness

O - This is one of the better Smoked Porters I've had...even with the age, the smoke flavor and presence has held up well...I would have two, but I think three would be pushing it

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 18:18:38 | More by thain709
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-07-2012 19:09:22 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thank Mike.

Beer is relatively dark, a little hazy / brown at the corners of the snifter, decent head but ow retention, some lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma is smoke, roast, a little oak, perhaps some anise.

Beer is medium to light in body, quite smoky, interesting but not great. Other flavors, oak, malt, sweetness, a mildly dry finish, not a repeat for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 01:57:32 | More by drabmuh
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

01-16-2012 05:21:14 | More by ygtbsm94
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle.

Dark, clear cola brown with a thin cream head. Sweet and smokey aroma, caramel and chocolate. Tastes like a nice cocoa porter, sweet caramel malt with a subtle meaty, smoke finish. Medium thick, syrupy body, with very light carbonation. Very enjoyable still.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 01:43:17 | More by yourefragile
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321jeff

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Michael for breakingout this old rarity.

Pours a deep brown with ruby edges and just a few bubbles where the head should be.

The aroma is really nice, the smoke isn't overpowering but still manages to remind me of a good bacon.

The taste has faded a bit but there is still a nice sweetness up front but there is a hint of oxidation in the finish, which doesn't ruin the beer by any means but its starting to show its age.

Mouthfeel is a little thin and there isn't a whole lot of carbonation to speak of. Very nice for a four year old smoked porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 01:40:08 | More by 321jeff
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nucmedmario

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-12-2012 23:51:22 | More by nucmedmario
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Unplugged Smoke On The Porter from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.