Pours a deep brown color with a thin zesty tan head that quickly settles out leaving a thin swirl of foam resting on top. No lacing.
The aroma is amazing. Cherries and more cherries with a tartness that is mouth watering!
The taste follows the aroma very closely and is just as impressive. Sweet cherries up front working into a cherry tartness with soft vanilla hints of oak on the finish. An unbelievable freshness in the cherry flavor!
Light to medium body with a high level of carbonation.
Overall, an impressive beer! Amazing aroma and flavors! Very drinkable and refreshing! Not really a traditional "stout", but who cares, this beer rocks! Try one!
Aroma: Crazy...crazy good. Cherry tart and a mellow woody, WOW.
1st Taste: Surprisingly fresh, cherry fruit, perfectly tart sweet, and a background of vanilla oak.
Overall: This sounds weird, I'm not sure which I like better, sniffing or sipping this brew. New Glar is taking local fruit brews to astral levels. I don't want to describe all the flavors and nunaces, it's like telling someone what they should appreciate about a great work of art.
Un-plugged is the perfect description for this brew, in all of the sense of free form riffing, creative to the bone vision and nuances. Limiting distribution to only Wisconsin makes this brew hard to obtain. But seek it out at all costs, to touch the highest level of the American craft brewery skills in the year of the Dark Lord 2010.
Poured clear with a smidgen of tan foam which quickly became nothing more than a ring around the glass.
Wow! Aroma is full of cherries and some sourness (maybe tartness would be a better description). This is closer to Wisconsin Belgian Red than I can imagine. An enchanting oak scent is there to accent the cherries. Darn tootin' good.
Oh my, this is not a stout. Someone is tinkering with my senses. Cherry is there throughout with it initially being sweet and finishing on the tart side. Oak seems to creep up and take a mild seat in the finish.
Big amount of carbonation but saying it is medium bodied might go either way on the light or heavy side. Ever
Hard to believe I had a stout in my glass - both the aroma and flavor are so far from the truth, but, man, that makes it so much fun. Sort of like a magician who uses slight of hand and misdirection to deceive and confuse us. Enjoy!
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers