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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

195 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 34
Gots: 1 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.1%

KAF, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

madtowndmb1, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

emerge077, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of woosterbill
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!

woosterbill, Aug 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Gonzoillini, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

wisrarebeer, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

coldmeat23, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

kjkinsey, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

BYOFB, May 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Bowers-Brew, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

cliff1066, Dec 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Jon, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

t0rin0, Nov 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

DonDeDieulicious, Aug 04, 2012
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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

thain709, May 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

TrickkyGangsta, Apr 07, 2012
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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.

drabmuh, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

ygtbsm94, Jan 16, 2012
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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.

yourefragile, Jan 14, 2012
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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.

321jeff, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

nucmedmario, Jan 12, 2012
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Unplugged Smoke On The Porter from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.