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Unplugged Old English Porter - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 19.3%
Wants: 39
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-10-2009)
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4.3/5  rDev +15.3%

another installment of the New Glarus Unplugged line...hands down the most consistently exciting rotation in the USA

appearance: ripped off the red foil with glee and poured into a moderately size chalice...cola-amber body, somewhat clear, thick creamy tan head with strong retention

smell: there is definitely a roasty character here - cocoa, lots of smoked malt, some definite tartness starting to come through

taste: i wont regurgitate the background on this beer - go out and read about it...hats off to NG for not being scared to blur styles and challenge palates. this beer is silky smooth with a great acidic tartness...the cocoa and smoked malt are there but not in the way you expect - very vinous feel to this one with a strong woody aftertaste and very interesting

mouthfeel: very smooth, moderate tartness yet still very smoky and malty

drinkability: great

dirtylou, Aug 13, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

PG2G, Sunday at 06:11 PM
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

KAF, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

TATURBO, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

zestar, May 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Bottle was a booby prize during suitcasejons craft beer nerd blind tasting challenge. Not sure what this beer was intended to be like but right now it is, we'll lets say interesting. Lactic and sour with hints of a chocolate porter on the back end. Grape sour and lacto dominate things but it is drinkable, just unique. Super unique. Soft nail polish remover over cocoa powder. Drank from a new glarus tasting glass.

cosmicevan, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

tectactoe, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jdkitchi, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

cadaugherty, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

gpawned, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Zuidman, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

egrace84, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

imyourhero21, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ajzy, Jun 14, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +16.9%

The Unplugged series Old English Porter pours dark brown while ruby-red highlights mark the edges. A thin tan head caps the brew and provides a moderate level of lacing. Upon first sniff we were taken aback. Are English Porters supposed to be lactic smelling? Turns out this version from New Glarus was, and we couldn't be more excited. The lactic notes are joined with roasted malt as well as a touch of caramel, smoke, and balsamic vinegar. Truly, a wonderful bouquet! The first taste reveals a delightful tartness that hangs on the palate from sip to sip, start to finish. A treasure-trove of flavors swirl underneath the tartness. Toffee, chocolate, and lighter coffee flavors remind the drinker of roasted malt character while hints of vanilla, cherry, and dark fruits build a solid base underneath the sourness. Moderately carbonated, Old English Porter is medium bodied and slightly slick. Guess it is time we plan another road trip through western Wisconsin

phishsihq, Jun 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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Unplugged Old English Porter from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.