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  • Brewery: New Glarus Brewing Company
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  • Country: United States
  • State: Wisconsin
  • Style: Dry Stout Fruit Beers
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  • PHM Grade: B-

New Glarus Cherry Stout

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Pouring into my Guinness glass, I was obviously expecting a stouty stout. Visually, this unique brew disappointed, the head evaporated like a weak lager and held none of the weight that I so enjoy in my glass of black goodness. As far as color goes? Also a bit surprising. I was picturing a vampire, a jet black body with flashes of brilliant blood red. Instead, it seemed a bit more innocent, a bit ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ perhaps. The dark brown was cloaked with a light fire engine red around the edges. I stuck my nose in the glass and felt like I jumped into an endless pool of Twizzlers. And then I sipped. Woh. I looked at the label again, confirming that it was indeed New Glarus, a brewery. That brews beer. Yet my tongue told me otherwise. The sweetness was like a cherry soda, confirmed further by the bubbles of carbonation dancing their way across my tongue. Unfortunately, after repeated trips back to the beer-like concoction, my taste buds could taste no trace of malt, hops or yeast. I was yearning for a blend, a stiff stout with blends of dark chocolate and coffee…with a cherry on top. Instead, I got one big ol’ cherry bomb. No coffee, no chocolate, no beer. If I was simply reviewing a drink, this one would get decent marks. Its definitely tasty and unique. But, quite frankly, for a stout, it leaves a bit to be desired.

ABV: 6.5%

Grade: B-

New Glarus Cherry Stout, 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
  1. Just stopped by Casanova’s to pick up one of these babies. Looking forward to seeing if we agree.

    John — March 16th, 2010, 5:34 PM
  2. Bye the way for any of you venturing to Minnesota from Wisconsin it is worth the trip to stop in Husdson, which is right before Minnesota, to see the great selection of singles at Casanova’s. Then come on over to our side of the river and visit Dennis Brothers for a great experience as well.

    John — March 16th, 2010, 5:36 PM
  3. Just tried the Cherry Stout. Completely agree. Great if you like cherry. Not so great if you like stouts.

    John — March 20th, 2010, 1:45 PM
  4. Look at your sophisticated palates.

    nick — March 27th, 2010, 10:45 AM
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