Thumbprint Cherry Stout | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
516 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay
Read the review
Thumbprint Cherry StoutThumbprint Cherry Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Unplugged Cherry Stout.

Added by badbeer on 02-21-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
516
Reviews:
299
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
16.45%
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
50
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 516 |  Reviews: 299
Photo of Benish
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alarmclock314
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, 2017 version. Pours transparent amber with a large sized head; good lacing. Smells of tart yeast, lemon, cherry, oak, and hops. The taste follows with tart cherry, lemon, oak, and roasted/bready malt. Some cocoa and spice on the finish. Mild sweetness and tartness. Thin body and higher carbonation. Overall, not sure why this is labeled as a stout when it's basically a BA fruit beer. As a fruit beer through, it's actually pretty good with a lively character.

 479 characters

Photo of MeIquiades
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakea
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brian_Berg
2.82/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Ok beer if you don't call it a cherry stout. I wanted a stout that had a cherry taste and instead this is just like their belgian tarts with a hint of dark beer. It's completely backwards IMO. I love New Glarus' beer, but I think calling this a stout is very misleading.

 273 characters

Photo of Stevedore
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle of the 2017 release. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark cola brown body, slightly murky with a one finger offwhite head, good retention and lots of lacing. Smell is tart cherry, light roast, touch of tart vinegar and oak, a bit of roasted grain, even a touch of lemon. Flavour is a combination of roast, tart vinegar, slight metallic and red vinous character, bit of oak and cherry flesh. It's an odd flavour, I don't think the metallic part is coming from the cherry but rather the yeast. Mouthfeel is a bit thin bodied, good depth, slight fruity and tart cherry juice on the backend. It's interesting, a nice beer to try but not something that really puts it all together for me here.

 704 characters

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Comes out with less viscosity than your average stout, but still mostly black, some brown to the edge with a mild 1/5" tan head. Aroma dropped so much cherry, they do not skimp, its wicked powerful.

They went with less 2 row here to allow the cherry to pop I'm thinking, and it works quite well. Pretty much every cherry stout always seems to take a kick in the ratings department, but if you like them, this is top notch. Has some mild vanilla notes with it. Anyways, enjoyable cherry stout for days.

 509 characters

Photo of stakem
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dug this one out of the cellar, it was from the unplugged series not thumbprint but whatever. 12oz bottle into snifter, it appears a cola brown with nice clarity and a tan cap.

This smells like cherry juice blended with cocoa towards back almost like a cherry tootsie roll if there was such a thing.

It tastes sweet and fruity with cherry and chocolate tootsie roll. There is a slight bite to the finish that is slight cherry juice, slight alcohol.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. Honestly surprised how this has held up. So much fruit sweetness.

 565 characters

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cheesy26
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Thumbprint Cherry Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 516 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.