Thumbprint Cherry Stout | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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:
#23,258
Reviews:
314
Ratings:
567
pDev:
15.96%
Bros Score:
3.2
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
62
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 567 |  Reviews: 314
Photo of bicyclesandbeer
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of AlarmClock314
3.46/5  rDev -8%
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.

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Photo of MeIquiades
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npachl
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakea
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brian_Berg
2.82/5  rDev -25%
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | 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.

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Photo of stakem
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cheesy26
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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