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RATINGS: 339   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. Weíre 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 Noirís 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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1844) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
Pours a dark brownish red with creamy off white head. Aromas of bubble gum, red fruits, vanilla. Flavours of coffee sweet fruit...maybe itís plum. Thin palate. Average.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
One2remeber (150) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bomber. 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1076) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle to pint glass Plum and a bit of coffee. Dark brownish with a thin tan head. Very strong plum.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4988) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1183) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Tap. Dark brown color, light head. Taste is malty, slightly sweet and just a touch of fruit. Aroma is coffee and some fruit cake.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
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 donít get any plum in the taste at all. Some caramel. Better tasting than smelling.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Markkind (43) - - JUL 22, 2013
From the bottle, not more than a month old. Great smooth body, hints of plum round out the palate beautifully. Drinkability 8/10. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2013
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.


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