Unplugged Old English Porter | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by emerge077 on 08-10-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
287
Reviews:
217
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
18.98%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
22
For Trade:
2
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4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

obviously this one is pretty old, we unearthed a dusty bottle from a friends cellar and dug in. amazing how well this has held up, especially considering the low abv. it presents itself now far more as an english old ale or even yorkshire stingo than as a porter. more of a crimson color than a dark brown, and just a thin airy bubble layer on top, dissipating rather abruptly. smells awesome, sour dark fruit notes like are commonly found in a flanders red type, but some nice chocolate malt and sweet toffee notes balancing it out. caramel and oxidation are also present, but its not a flaw here, almost makes it seem like a well aged barleywine, but the abv is so low. the flavor is a lot like the nose, remarkable how sour it is. good lactic development, but still really smooth from all the toasted grain and lack of bubbles. surprisingly, its nothing like any porter ive ever had. i understand the base to be a blend of a sour red type with a porter, which makes a little more sense, but with all the time on it, its evolved into something else entirely. one of my favorite beers from a weekend filled with shiny pennies. if anyone still has a bottle of this laying around their basement someplace, now is the time!

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4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of phishsihq
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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Unplugged Old English Porter from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 287 ratings.
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