#12 New Glarus Thumbprint (Or Unplugged?) Cherry Stout

New Glarus...What am I going to do with you?

This is a brewery that has me intrigued. All because of this one beer. This beer is confused I think. And not like Blonde on Blonde. This beer is seriously having an identity crisis. Maybe its because its so far from home? I mean, I'm in Connecticut, I'm not sure how far away from Wisconsin this beer is used to being, but I bet not this far. Poor little guy must have been scared.

I shall give it a warm place to live, full of love. In my belly.

New Glarus stands brave in my bottle graveyard, fearing nothing.

Now, before I review it, I should note... There's a large chance that if you're reading this and you're in the New England area...You probably won't ever try this beer.. So..

This seemed nicer than "Suck it."

Ok, So let me paint your senses a textual soliloquy of flavor:

Pour: A beautiful, dark, ruby. Like, If I clicked my heels, I would be transported home with a wonderful bottle of beer...Oh wait...I was already! WISH COME TRUE!

Everything about this beer:

For realsies, though. This beer did pour a beautiful, burnt ruby color. It was was REALLY dark, like a stout should be. But that's where the stout characteristics end. The smell is sweet cherry. Its so sweet, its almost artificial smelling. I cant lie, I was a little put off. I wasn't getting nay of the coffee and burnt, roasted scents. I was scared and needed to hold someones hand. Everything was telling me, "this isn't a stout." Taste? Just like the smell. A small bubble carbonation, kinda fun and fizzy. But the taste is just cherry, cherry, cherry. And it was really good. Admittedly, at first I was really thrown off, because I wanted that unique combination of a true stout with cherries. What I was getting was Lambic, all day. But once I adapted to what I was drinking, I was truly able to enjoy this for what it was, one of the most unique beers I have had in a long time.

I do wish New Glarus was something that was readily available to me here on the east coast, because as I mentioned this before, with the uniqueness of this beer, they have me intrigued as to what else they can create.

Also, I used to fake being sick as a kid, JUST so my mom would buy me Ludens. Cough drops? Psh. Those things are candy. Delicious, medicinal candy.

This beer was provided to me from a reader.

New Glarus Cherry Stout

Smell: 4/5
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 3.5/5
Feel: 3.5/5

Overall: 3.75/5

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