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Unplugged Iced Barleywine - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

245 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 162
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-04-2009)
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lukasi rules!!!! Thanks for the hook-up.

Pours a syrupy, deep amber reminisent of a good brandy. No foam or bubbles, but this beer looks like it has texture. Sherry and light prunes mix with some heat and a little bitter mint. Taste starts with some caramelized dark fruits that segue into an alcoholic sherry and clean bitter flavor. The finish i a little metallic though. Syrupy palate and high abv. make for a sipper through and through. The combo of clean hops and alcohol make for a somewhat metallic finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2009 04:34:16 | More by scruffwhor
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i picked up bottles of this one in a trade with nflmvp and as an extra in a trade with EliteDigger. thanks steve and scott! Viggo also popped one of these at the hotel on DLD-eve, so thanks to eric too.

12oz bottle topped with red foil. sampled may 18/09.

pours crystal clear deep red, a beautiful ruby hue when held to the light. a small dense pale tan head forms, quickly dropping to a ring around the glass and leaving spotty lace.

aroma is good. light alcohol. caramel and toffee. lightly toasted wheat bread. biscuit and cracker. very fruity too - date, raisin, plum, fig, orange, tangerine. a bit earthy and woody too. great depth and complexity.

taste is good. light alcohol - actually, you feel the gentle warmth more than taste it. lightly toasted multi-grain bread and biscuit. dark caramel and toffee. again, loads of fruit here too. pretty much the same combination as in the aroma. medium-low bitterness level. bit of nut and dark chocolate too. the hints of earthy and woody character are here too.

mouthfeel is good. nice big body. medium-light carbonation level.

drinkability is great. the alcohol is hidden very well. great balance, great depth, and great complexity. it's good now and i'm excited to see how this one changes over time.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2009 23:58:29 | More by grub
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz, thanks to grub for sharing this one, good thing I've acquired a few as well.

Pours a clear dark red, ruby colour, really nice and brilliant in the light, thin off white head forms, quickly settles down to a thin ring around the glass, good retention, some nice lace spots stick to the glass, looks great. Smell is neat, very strong, some alcohol and caramel, lightly sugary, very rich, woody, sherry, cranberries and strawberries, fruit salad, juice, grapes, would be a great fireplace in the winter beer. Taste is very rich as well, very fruity, strawberry candies, cherries, strawberries, cranberry juice, caramel and brown sugar, alcohol is there but pleasant, sherry, grapes, light biscuit, insane fruitiness, big malts and solid bitterness in the finish, nicely balanced for being so big, a bit of spiciness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation, some significant warmth going down but not over the top considering the ABV. Real nice beer, would be interesting to see how this one smooths out and ages. Thanks Russ!

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2009 23:35:11 | More by Viggo
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spointon

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one on tap at the Glarner Stube in New Glarus on 5/10/2009.

A= This ale poured a clear light brown color with some orange-amber highlights and a 1/2" creamy yellow/tan head. The head dropped to a skim in no time and eventually disappeared altogether. Some spotty and streaky lace was left behind on my glass.

S= Wildly hoppy and full of alcohol in the nose. The hops were of the tropical fruit and citrus variety. The malt aroma was heavy and dense. Did I mention the huge alcohol presence? I slowly inched the candle on our table away from this one...

T= Chewy malt sweetness up front (toffee, caramel) that was quickly subdued by the big hop presence and fruity, estery burst. The middle showed some of the classic barleywine notes like vanilla that I believe will really shine with some age. The alcohol in the finish was strong but not as strong as the smell lead me to believe it would be.

MF= Heavy, almost viscous body, with a slick feel giving way to a mild carbonation.

D= I would say that this ale will be far more drinkable in 5 years, but its prety tasty right now. IMO, the hops are a bit much to call this an English barleywine, but those will soften over time.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2009 03:30:48 | More by spointon
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natasharai

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured with a nice creamy frothy tan head that dissipates to a thin layer leaving a beautiful lacing down my glass. The beer is clear with a deep orange brown color.

Smell: Citrus hops, strong nutty malt, fruity like pears and apples,

Taste: Citrus hops up front, vanilla, fruity malt, some lemon, pears, caramel nuts, and some alcohol but not much.

Mouthfeel: Thick syrupy body, some hop tingle on the tongue, good amount of carbonation, leaves mouth feeling sweet and slightly dry.

Overall: Good drinkability, strong hop bite, but also sweet. A lot of good fruity flavors with some roasted nutty character. I could see this being amazing with some age on it!

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 05:23:23 | More by natasharai
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BrewerB

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to DIPA for the hookup on this brew.

A - Reddish copper. Good clarity. Off-white head didn't retain for long. Very long legs indicate a significant presence of alcohol.

S - (As the beer warms, more flavors arise. In order of appearance:) Molasses, plum, alcohol. Raisins and toffee. Caramel.

T - Slightly bready with raisins and a toffee. Alcohol is certainly present and warms the palatte almost immediately. Not hot or solventy, though. Subtle earthy hops with a moderate amount of bitterness. Not nearly as bitter as American versions of this style.

M - Medium/medium-full body. Moderate low carbonation. Slightly viscous.

D - I'm impressed how well the alcohol is masked but I think the beer could use some age. Certainly not as complex as some vintage JW Lee's I've consumed. Never the less, a good example of the style and I hope to find one for cellaring.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2009 04:47:40 | More by BrewerB
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wcudwight

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright burgundy in color. That's if a bright burgundy exist. Thin wispy head that's gone in a flash.
Earthy aroma with some leather and pipe tobacco.
This is one big bold beer. Rich sweet caramel malts. Black cherries and plums. Hint of vanilla. But this beer is all about the alcohol. I normally don't like to taste the alcohol in my beer. But, how does New Glarus make such a big bold beer taste so good? This is a beer that speaks it's mind with little tact, but says it so eliquantly it leaves you mesmerized.
Rich chewy mouthfeel that coats the mouth. Some nice spicy burn to the mouthfeel.
It's a sipper for sure. I'm corking my 12oz bottle and drinking the rest tomorrow night. But man it sure is tasty.
Thank you jj21!! I MUST beat you in fantasy baseball so you can send me some more of these delicious New Glarus beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 02:35:01 | More by wcudwight
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dewalt

New York

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep rich dark red color, with few bubbles, thick and syrupy, almost resembling cola. The aromas are strong and rich, smelling like dark cherry, sherry, port, with clear whiffs of the high alcohol content. It is powerful and warming right off the bat, the tart flavor of raisin, fig, and bitter fruit set against rich malt and the sharp tang of alcohol. This is a complex, delicious beer, one best slowly sipped --you wouldn't want to drink more than one or two at most.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 02:18:14 | More by dewalt
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WJVII

Wisconsin

3.08/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter this brew has a nice mahogany red color with a light white head that left a ring around the top of the brew. The aroma of this is immediately alcohol, and at 13.5 ABV you get the point. There is a depth of dark cherry and some dried fig and clove as well. The taste blast warmth throughout your body. Very smooth, but lacks the depth you get in the nose. Too much alcohol steals the stage and takes away from the overall product. Good to share with some friends, but not something I could have even 2 bottles of in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 20:41:06 | More by WJVII
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paco1029384756

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep burgundy color with very little head.

Scent of sugars, maple, fruit and some oats. Some alcohol is apparent, but not overpowering.

Taste of sugars, fruit, more sugars, grain, alcohol, and maple. A very good barley wine, but strong sugars and apparent alcohol keep it from being perfect.

Mouthfeel is medium heavy bodied and smooth with a nice bite from the alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 02:46:58 | More by paco1029384756
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KBomb

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark burgandy body with deep tones and some ruby clarity on the edges. Head sneaks up briefly, half a fingers worth, but goes less subtly than it comes. Pretty cool. The nose is bursting with roasted malt, black-pepper, fruit, and alcohol. Smells like a bold syrah. Sweet fig flavors jump out at first, backed up with a tiny hint of chocolate and followed by quite a bit of spicy hop bitterness. The alcohol can't hide in here, and this beer's only defect is a that a little too much astringency doesn't play nicely with the beer's other bitter flavors. It becomes more palatable as it warms up, I'd let it get closer to room temp before drinking my next one. Sweet flavors seem to have more depth halfway through the glass. Body is a little slick, and moderately heavy. Its most definitely a sipper.

As other reviewers have said, I'm looking forward to cellaring this for a while so some of the bitterness might mellow and the fruit/molasses sweetness might develop.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 15:03:02 | More by KBomb
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krazycatlady

Missouri

4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love barleywines and had high hopes for this beer. I wasn't disappointed. Nice balance of hops and fruit. You can taste the high-alcohol nature of the style but it isn't overwhelming. Nice thick feel in the mouth, wonderful aftertaste. I need more of this beer! I wish that I still lived in Wisconsin and will have to bother the relatives to go get more for me!

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2009 02:42:55 | More by krazycatlady
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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scored in a trade @ DLD from Emerge077, thanks a ton for this rarity, Matt. Enjoyed with the wife in the hotel room afterwards.

Pours a copper, rubyred color. no real head, kinda standard BW pour.

The nose is subtle, possibly a bit to cold for the style. Smells of dark fruits, mostly raisins, and figs. Some prunes in there.

The taste is fantastic on this one. Much of what the nose has to offer. Great dark fruit flavors, super raisony, and nice chewy barley flavor. It tastes like something you would expect from a 1yo BW, not a fresh one. Not hot at ALL. I honestly couldnt believe that this was 13.5! Didnt know until I logged on to enter this review. I originally had the taste at 4.5, but in light of finding out that it was HIDING that much, it gets a half point bump to 5. This one would be wonderful in a couple of years. Only wish i could have some more to cellar. Dammit...

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2009 00:32:17 | More by mikecharley
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rtepiak

Poland

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a mahogany with a tint brown. not too clear with almost no head. smell is right were it needs to be. sweet tea with lemon zest, a light rotten mango, crisp ethanol. the palate has a nice sweet crisp interaction of lemon zest, apple, grape, and a grapefruit just before the bitterness kicks in with the pepper. goes down pretty hot. body is a bit thin. seems like it would be wonderful after about 2 year of cellaring.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 18:51:59 | More by rtepiak
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've been holding off on reviewing this one... Abents has been MIA now for about 4 weeks.. I'm just hoping Adam is okay... I'm done waiting.

I really only want a beer or two tonight.. The Unplugged Iced Barleywine has been staring at me for a looong while now.. My Chimay goblet is wet with a thick and very substantial brew. Given the ABV.. it's pretty obvious the head is gonna drop.. but still .. pretty quick.. The brew is a very clear deep brown and some pretty purple tones.

Boozy (not bad even remotely given the ABV) with a ton of caramel malts... the dark dried fruits.. dried cherries and some raisin and lite prune.. The nose is really pretty amazing.. lite chocolate as it warms.. but it is a damn complex brew..

The palate is a monster of (sweet)/malty complexities.. quite a bit of yeasty fruitiness.. burnt sugars are in the middle.. there is a good hop presence (but what do I know?) I love the thick malts and a smooth spicy element from the EtOH.. Bing Cherries come to mind.. Brown sugar.. a little figgy as it warms up.. nutty toffee .. smoke? .. thick body is expected.. and the carbonation is an honest surprise... Most brews of this magnitude are bordering on still... yet NG pulls it out.. This brew is still fresh right now.. smooth.. velvety carbonation.. lush... a little boozy.. but that's gonna be the nature of a beast like this one.

If I lived in Wisconsin... I would build my cellar around this brew.. It is amazingly drinkable right now (a sipper though) .. but I want a case... a couple of cases.. a keg!! to age for years!!

Again... props go out to Abents... Adam.. one of my BEST trades .. ever... GGRRRrrrr...!!! Log back on.. I'm already plotting future endeavors. ;-)

4/4.5/4.5/4.5/4

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2009 09:42:36 | More by JohnGalt1
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bort11

Missouri

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

mikesgroove sent this one with the Fight Club: Project Mayhem BIF.

12 oz bottle poured into a Corsendonk Christmas Ale tulip. Thin light tan head that quickly dissipates. Thin ring around the edge, but no real lacing. Color is like the flesh of a red plum.

Smell is boozy with a fruity sweetness. Plums, dates, a little bit of cherry. Taste has a slight plum skin bitterness, but really it is all about the malts. It's burnt caramel with pitted fruits.

Mouthfeel is syrupy and thick. Very chewy, a small sip seems to expand. Very slow sipper to be sure.

Blipped "Ice Cold Ice" by Hukser Du

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 03:48:25 | More by bort11
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle obtained in the No BS 4 BIF via dirtylou. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/8" tan head over the clear burnished copper brew. Head is, as expected for the style, gone in a flash, with lots of legs but not much lacing. Aroma is lightly of leather and strongly of alcohol. Taste follows the nose to start, goes sweet in the middle, and then the alcohol comes on strong. Some fruitiness present, but really all about the booze here. Mouthfeel is a little harsh, and drinkability is kind of limited, this is really a sipper. But thank god it's no Beast.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2009 01:14:02 | More by ppoitras
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from maximum12. Thanks, Corey!

A-Pours a clear caramel amber with a nice white head.

S-Lots of caramel and apple sweetness (maybe even caramel apple) with some hop notes behind.

T-Delicious. Caramel, dark fruit and raising notes, with a brown sugar sweetness and a nice closing hop kick. A bit of alcohol, expecially as it warms.

M-Coating, rich, medium to heavy bodied.

D-Boozy but still tasty.

Another winner in the Unplugged series!

HV

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 15:34:24 | More by sholland119
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ThePeskyDingo

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drinking this with mothman!

Poured with almost no head, and what there was dissipated quickly. Head was an off white color. The beer itself is a clear dark amber color with good carbonation. Left some light splattered lacing.

Smelled really hoppy during the pour. Once in th glass it was a bit maltier, with some hops, dark fruits, and brown sugars.

Tastes of malts, dark fruits, and brown sugars - similar to the smell. The alcohol is very apparent in this beer, reminding me of of a bourbon whiskey. I think the alcohol adds a nice touch.

Mouthfeel is smooth and full bodied. Medium to low carbonation. The alcohol creates a nice warming sensation.

This beer is more of a sipper than a drinker due to the high ABV. The alcohol also makes it hard to drink more than one or two of these consecutively. Very nice barleywine though.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2009 23:52:24 | More by ThePeskyDingo
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoying some NG with ThePeskyDingo.

Poured into New Belgium Globe Glass.

Pours only about a 1/2 finger head. Thins out quickly, but the etching produces a constant flow and allows for a circle of head in the center. Leaves some thin splattered lacing. Color is a dark blackberry ruby. Very appealing.

Aroma is wonderful. Earthy hops come out first. There is also a lot of citrus notes, like a DIPA. Then the other notes hit. Nice bright fruits. Grapes, strawberries (I may be off a little here), maybe a hint of plumes. Some bready malts as well. No 13.5% abv so far.

Taste: the the booze hits. WOW is this strong. Here there is a lot of dried fruits versus the ones noted in the aroma. Earthy hops bombard the palate, backed up with some bready malts. Last note I got was some plums. The Dingo noted the alcohol reminding him of Bourbon Whiskey. I agreed.

Mouthfeel comes off bitter and then the alcohol hits the mouth. A little overwhelming. Gets a little smoother, but ends with a sticky boozy taste in the mouth.

Overall, this beer is a sipper. I don't see myself having more than 1 in a night. It has a complex aroma and a great taste. However, I think the alcohol masks some of its flavors.

A side note for no purpose but being interesting. The head in my glass at the end formed a tie-fighter. It was pretty neat. Evil just like the 13.5% abv.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2009 03:48:59 | More by mothman
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brdc

Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small capped bottle poured into a snifter.

Dark brown with golden highlights, it is very good looking considering the minimal head, expected for the ABV.
Aroma and flavor walk hand in hand, although the nose is not as pronounced as I like.
Sweetish caramel, pine hoppiness, citric fruits. It shows more balance than I expected, and not as much alcohol as I expected - nicely hidden for the 13+ ABV. Body is viscous, and drinkability is as high as it can be expected for such a monster.
It is a very nice barleywine, balanced as expected for british versions, and should improve remarkably with age, evolving into a more complex brew. Now I have to go get some more.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2009 00:36:41 | More by brdc
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charlesw

New York

4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I will never really understand people, I guess. Anyway, hey, I'm reviewing as an american barleywine because, like, hello. It's much better if you consider it one. In fact, I don't see English in this one.

Deep brown amber. Beautiful tiny bubbles flow slowly up to a nice had that is around for a few minutes. Pretty light in the nose - note really english or american. None of the prune notes and not over the top in bitterness. Different. A little passion flower, some new grass (baby grass in the early spring), ah. Some mustiness, too.

The taste is amazing. Great. Fantastic. Good description, huh? So... The main thing is that it's very well balanced. Sure, it's sweet. It's also bitter. And flowery. And earthy. Maybe a touch of caramel. But it's all so darned well balanced out that you're not really hit over the head by any one of the various elements. And, hey, I don't even notice the alcohol.

Pretty darned close to as good as it gets, that's all I've got to say!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2009 20:55:25 | More by charlesw
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bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this in a trade with wery0001. I poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a standard pint glass. The smeell is the first thing you notice about this one, as soon as the top is poopped the room filled with alcohol. As the beer was poured in the glass there were some fruit notes, but booze was predominant. The brew pours a deep red with garnett highlights. A moderate head forms and leaves some lacing. The flavor is dominated up front by big boozy flavors. The more subtle notes IMO are drowned out by the booze. This has a medium body and it has a pleasan warmth to it as it is consumed, a by product of 13.5% ABV. I enjoyed this slow sipper.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2009 11:47:05 | More by bonkers
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Don and Heather for making the trip to NG to snag me a pair of these.
Bright rust in color...very little head or lacing with a vigorous pour.
Decent aroma...some alcohol in the first whiff, followed by figs, candied-sugar, a hint of vanilla and citrus in the tail end.
Taste is where this one takes off...it still has some heat, but by god...it's almost 14% and my backup is a now show so this bad boy is all mine.
I am not overly sensitive to high gravity brews, so there is plenty of flavor besides the alcohol to truly enjoy this beast. Nice cherry flavor, more citrus, raisins, and even some floral green in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is beefy...this one is obviously a sipper.
Very warming after just a few sips...a monster of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2009 01:05:56 | More by warriorsoul
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-regal cherrywood color

S-Dark fruits (plums,prunes) and a rich intense sticky maltiness....no hint of the obscene ABV in the nose...maybe a little rummy but not alcohol laden by any means.

T-More hop bitterness than the nose leads you to expect...along the lines of Bigfoot as far as the hopping goes...the malt is sticky and sweet....the dark fruits are there still....finishes with a strong bitterness of piney hops..also some black pepper...I'm not getting much excessive booziness unless it is mixed in with the strong hop bitterness.

M-Big beer...definitely a sipper...

D-I'd like to give this a little time in the cellar to let the hop bite diminish a little. it's a bit harsh for my liking right now but still very good. If you want a good, hoppy style BW you will like this right now...if not lay it down for a little...a perfect cellar beer..

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 23:03:57 | More by ZAP
Unplugged Iced Barleywine from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.