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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Plums are a diverse group of species, with somewhere between 19 & 40 varieties depending upon whom you ask. We’re using what we consider to be the best to brew with. the Italian plum has beautiful dark skin & the flesh is perfect for fermentation. Plum Noir’s mild sweetness is derived no necessarily from the many malts we use. A bit of plum flavor is present as well as earthy, toasted grains, & hints of caramel with mild coffee overtones.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottled 02MAY13 Pours a dark brown with a fine tan sheet over the top. Smells of plum, quick chocolate cocoa powder, some soil, some black olive. Flavor is fruity with a dimatap character. Some dust, some cocoa, some bitterness and a mint in the background. Not really impressive. Medium bodied with a silky feel and a nice off dry finish - feel of this beer is really good. Overall, nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3508) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear deep reddish-brown with a moderate beige head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of sweet malt and plums along with a few notes of roast. The flavor is similar to the aroma with sweet malt and plums along with a bit of roasted malt. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ pre-TSODRBSG13 ], Ulfborg.

Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, coffee, plum. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, roasted, burnt, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130830]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14973) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 Keg at the vintage... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft roast... Dark coffee malt nose... Dark roast... Soft toffee malt... Deep plums... Over fizzy... Nice but not worth price....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle acquired via unsolicited box from hopscotch...thanks again Eric! Dark mahogany pour with garnet, crimson, and scarlet edges and a small eggshell head. Cocoa, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, and roasted coffee beans. The plum is there but isn’t necessarily the most aggressive quality. Instead, it melds well with the other flavors...subtle and refined. Pretty solid beer but not something to go out of your way for.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Brown black pour with light clinging head and lace. Aroma is chocolate, light coffee, and dried fruit. Sweet malty start with a mild chocolate. Some fruity tones and a nice malt bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bomber. Pours deep brown with garnet highlights. Fading beige head, Sweet aroma of chocolate, grain, fruit, caramel, Moderate carbonation, sweet taste of chocolate, plum, caramel with soft and floral bitterness with just a dash of coffee. This seems like an imperial brown porter rather than an imperial robust. Kinda nice,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (832) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle. Dark pour with light tan head. Smells of toasted malts and slight plum. Tastes of plum, caramel, and slight coffee. Interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1594) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2013
Sampled bottle at porterveckan 2013. Black with a light brown head. Plums/prunes, definitely, like something you would get at your grandmother’s. Also sweet chocolate, caramel, fruits, medium roast. Medium body. This was interesting, but personally that prune flavour doesn’t quite work for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
On tap at Christian Firtal. Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of licorice, malt and dried fruit. Sweet roasted flavour, with plenty of dried fruit and brown sugar. A beer where ST’s signature sweetness works quite well, thanks to a roasted, drying finish.


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