ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Black pour with a brien head. Good lacing. Plum and vinous nose with some burned coffee in the back. Flavor is soft dark fruit somewhat overbalanced by a sharp coffee acrid bitterness. Weird mix. Just ok.
cards04 (1844) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brownish red with creamy off white head. Aromas of bubble gum, red fruits, vanilla. Flavours of coffee sweet fruit...maybe it’s plum. Thin palate. Average.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a very dark brown with a small and short lived brown head. The nose is mostly roasted malt with slight burnt notes and a bit of coffee. Slightly sweet up front with the bitterness kicking in quickly. The flavor has a strong roasted bitterness with heavy earth and mineral notes. The coffee note takes a bit of a backseat. No notes of plums or any fruit for that matter. I can see this being a love it or hate it beer.
One2remeber (150) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown, amber hue. Off white, almost khaki head.
Sugary sweet, toastiness of a brown ale.
Dry like wine, leafy, taste of grapes, lighter body.
Very unique, clean, complex malts.
dfearnley (1076) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint glass
Plum and a bit of coffee. Dark brownish with a thin tan head. Very strong plum.
Ferris (4988) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Big surprise, plums. Dark roast malts, coffee and the plums give a hint of acidity. Jet black with a thin brown head. Dark malts, coffee and the dark fruit comes in the finish. Well done.
tnkw01 (1183) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Dark brown color, light head. Taste is malty, slightly sweet and just a touch of fruit. Aroma is coffee and some fruit cake.
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark, almost black pour. Small layer of tan bubbles form a thin head. A little lacing left behind. The familiar aroma of imitation odor forming compound. A slight raisin aroma. Slight band-aid. Taste is a bit better, but some medicinal notes. Some roast in the back. Almost too much, probably the cause of the band-aid aroma. I don’t get any plum in the taste at all. Some caramel. Better tasting than smelling.
Markkind (43) - - JUL 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle, not more than a month old. Great smooth body, hints of plum round out the palate beautifully. Drinkability 8/10.
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BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in snifter: Pours a deep purpleish brown with a lasting tan head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of roast, toast, walnuts, smoke, moderate plums and prune, faint coffee as well. The taste is expectedly fruity but not overwhelming, nice balance to the toast and caramel. Unlike many ST offerings this is not cloying sweet which makes me happy. There is bit of medicinal band-aid character towards the finish which detracts some. The mouth feel is lively and sharp, long acidity finish. Got better as it warms, the plum and roast become more pronounced. I quite enjoyed this.