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RATINGS: 347   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3493) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2013
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 5/1/2013. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toast, plum, brown bread, nuttiness, light coffee, floral, light pine, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with all around great balance of plum and malt notes with some light hops; and good strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toast, biscuit, plum, nuttiness, light coffee, floral, light pine, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toast, biscuit, plum, light coffee, light pine, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors with plums; with an awesome fruit/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a silky and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited imperial porter. All around great balance of malt and fruit notes with light hops; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering as expected of the Blackwater series.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1280) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
I bought this for my wife thinking it would fruity and heavy on the plum/wine taste. Not the case! This is a very nice and slightly bitter porter. I love the chocolate malt aroma and the deep dark pour that has a tiny white head and leaves some lacing. The taste is creamy and rather smooth. Something seems to mellow the bitterness out - possibly the plum? Quite nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6370) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Black color with light tan head. Dark roast aromas with sweet dark plums, tobacco. medium body, average carbonation. Plum, dark chocolate flavors with medium roast malts, pale malts--tasty brew----good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (2060) - - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Slightly fruity and thin. Decent roasty malt profile. A little overly sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1462) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Plum Noir pours a rich brown black with deep ruddy tints. The nose is rich malt earthiness with hints of red fruit and burnt sugar. Foretaste is just a hint of dark roast coffee. Mid taste it broadens with red fruit sweetness, a touch of caramel and dark chocolate resolving into very slight bitters. the body is a tad bubbly. A very nice dark beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4616) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Alcohol in the nose. Flavors of plum with hints of chocolate and coffee. Mild roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1745) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Pours a dark deep brownish black color with a nice head. Nose is fruity. Taste is malty with raisins and currants, nicely flavored. Finish is sweet and dry. Nice beer. Quaff score 7 / 10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1673) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Pours black with a tan head and aroma of dark fruits and liquorice. Taste is of dark fruits, roasted malt, liquorice, and light smoke with a fruity finish. Nice, tasty brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4709) - Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Just a sweet porter, some roasty notes and some sweetness, not much else on well

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (763) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Deep red brown with a foamy mocha colored head. Dark fruit, leather, light earthiness, and smokey wood. Light sweetness that turns to a medium strong bitterness. Body is heavier with a sticky feel.


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