Thumbprint Cherry Stout | New Glarus Brewing Company

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3.76/5
Very Good
567 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#23,299
Reviews:
314
Ratings:
567
pDev:
15.96%
Bros Score:
3.2
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
62
Trade:
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Ratings: 567 |  Reviews: 314
Photo of SaxmanRick
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Danmullens1
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of durlta
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This tastes like three parts Belgian Red to one part stout. Pretty tasty, but kinda just makes me want a Belgian Red. Appropriately classified as a fruit beer. Only a hint of stout comes through.

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of cherries, almost like a dark cherry sour.

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Photo of Devileyedog
1.65/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Well, the label doesn't lie. It's like someone shoved a bunch of cherries in to a stout. Unfortunately they didn't shove it in to a stout like Prairie's Bomb! or even a Guinness. They shoved it in to a sub-par stout.

I like my stouts with a molasses and thick flavor. This was like drinking a Bud...if Bud made a stout and shoved some cherries in it.

As one reviewer said "the cherry is not subtle". Correct.

Sorry. Not for me.

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Photo of Fusebuddy
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d5001986
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tempest
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

No surprise, considering this is a New Glarus beer, but the cherry is not subtle. It's not bad either. It's a candied cherry flavor with a lightly tart edge that's big enough to dominate the dark roast, but the flavor comes out like a chocolate-covered cherry. Tasty beer, but I probably wouldn't have more than two.

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Photo of Verasong
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmh21
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannycohen62
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pouring hazy garnet but filling to opaque prune juice hues of purplish-brown, this beer has a large khaki foam head that settles to a bubbly film and thick collar leaving tons of camouflage lace.

Smell is dark toast and dark, roasty malt, almost coffee-like, while simultaneously bringing cinnamon and brown sugar-spiced, mashed and softened cherry jam, almost like mincemeat.

Again I get a mincemeat type flavor, but not in a bad way at all. Spiced and sugared figgy cherry tartness, but not sour somehow, someway...wow. Cherry jam. Dark toast and nuts. Less roasty in flavor than in smell, though.

Medium-thin body with a crisp, thin froth and a perfectly, semi-dry finish.

If you're going to do a fruit stout, this is the way to do it. No tiny hint of fruit, or flavoring extract that comes across as cough syrup. This is all fresh fruit first, stout second. Very interesting and tasty.

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Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature glass. 2017 Batch.

Appearance: Pours blackish brown. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A fruity and roasty aroma with a scent of cherries, chocolate, and oak. Upfront scent of cherry juice. Hints of oak. Dar roasted malt with a scent of chocolate, toast, caramel, biscuit, and grains with some yeast. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a fruity and fairly roasty taste with notes of cherries, chocolate, and oak. Big upfront juicy taste of cherries. Some nice notes of oak barrel. Dark roasted malt with notes of chocolate, caramel, toast, biscuit, and grains along with yeast. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and very smooth.

Overall: Another great fruit beer from New Glarus. Very good cherry flavor with a nice touch of oak and roast.

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Photo of RobinLee
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krl2112
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thumbprint Cherry Stout from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 567 ratings