Unplugged Iced Barleywine
New Glarus Brewing Company

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From:
New Glarus Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
English Barleywine
ABV:
13.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 10.95%
Reviews:
194
Ratings:
64
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 07, 2020
Added:
Feb 04, 2009
Wants:
  154
Gots:
  17
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottle at share, courtesy of Toby. Dark brown pour with small, spotty head. Aroma is woody, leathery. Taste brings a hint of sweetness. Dry, chalky.
Jan 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.44 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Dec 26, 2019
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Reviewed by megapyro6 from Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This got stuck in the back of my aging shelf. I would normally not let it sit for 8 years, but it's held up surprisingly well.

Poured deep red-brown mahogany color, with little to no carbonation. Light lacing on the initial pour, but it's pretty low on carbonation.

Smells of dark caramel, toffee, some vinous well aged sherry and lightly fruity notes. I don't detect any alcohol notes despite being 13.5%.

The taste is malty, dark fruit, caramel, toffee, fig, raisins, a little cherry perhaps. It's really smooth actually. The hop bitterness has aged out, leaving a sweet smooth liquid.

The mouthfeel is big and thick, but very smooth at this point. No alcohol warmth, a bit slick, but goes down easy.

Overall, I'm really impressed with this and how well it's held up over 8 years. Normally I would have had this quite a long time ago. This has held up impressively well. It seems some of the booziness and heat previous reviewers have mentioned are long gone. I hope I find another bottle or two of this.
Mar 17, 2017
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle into a wine glass appears a chestnut brown with ruby clarity. A khaki cap rises up less than a finger strong and quickly fades back leaving spotty lace.

Aroma has primarily solvent alcohol and herbal to fruity character. Slight pine aspect.

Taste is bitter and big with solvent booziness. A little tannic/astringent with almost an oakiness to it and lingering herbal to pine-like resinous bitterness.

Medium in body with light carbonation. Quite solvent despite being 8 years old. Feels more american than english in nature. Interesting and glad I got the chance to try it but yikes, this could use another 8 years aging.
Jan 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Dec 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Mar 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.86 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Mar 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.02 by Brewski from Pennsylvania

Feb 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.67 by chefduff2 from New York

Feb 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.44 by IrishColonial from Texas

Dec 05, 2014
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Reviewed by Ri0 from Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
poured 12oz bottle into chalice. Bottled back in Feb 2009.

A - Dark brown coffee color with a thin 1 finger sandy head. . Decent head retention and some lacing.

S - Malts, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and earthy hops. I also notice the booze..

T - Still boozy, with dark fruits even citrus, caramel, toffee, with some burnt sugar and even cola.

M - Medium bodied and still decent carbonation given the age.

O - A good BW, but not quite top tier.
Sep 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by roostor07 from Minnesota

Aug 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by KAF from Iowa

Jul 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by GClarkage from California

Jul 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by beernads from Florida

Jun 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Zuidman from Illinois

Apr 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by madtowndmb1 from Wisconsin

Feb 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by tectactoe from Michigan

Jan 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Danimal25 from Illinois

Jan 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Docrock from Illinois

Jan 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by xnicknj from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by drummermattie02 from Texas

Dec 09, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Gonzoillini from Illinois

Nov 26, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by zestar from California

Nov 12, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by gpawned from Illinois

Aug 17, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by jegross2 from Illinois

Aug 16, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by ajzy from Wisconsin

Jul 26, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by UffDaBock from Wisconsin

Jul 26, 2013
 
Rated: 5 by CEDAMA from California

Jun 18, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by jkane101 from New Jersey

May 26, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina

May 22, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Bowers-Brew from Illinois

Apr 21, 2013
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Reviewed by tjmodica from Texas

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nice lacing and they nailed the color. Dark fruits, caramel, booze, candy sugar, oxidation on the nose. Taste follows the nose plums raisins alcohol complementary oxidation to an aged barley wine. Medium carbonation and works with the style. I love aged barlywine's and this is a good one but the heat from the alcohol keeps this from getting a very good rating. Would drink again if I had another one.
Mar 26, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Mar 10, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by jaasen64 from Massachusetts

Feb 25, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by sgoro from Illinois

Feb 07, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by mynie from Maryland

Jan 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by DonFrap from Massachusetts

Jan 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Auror from Massachusetts

Jan 27, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by JMBSH from Colorado

Jan 03, 2013
Unplugged Iced Barleywine from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 258 ratings