bluejacket74 (1479) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle, DOB 05/01/13. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown with an inch tan head that stays around for a while. There’s a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like plums, roasted malt, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate. I think the taste pretty much follows the aroma, but with the addition of a bit of smoke. There’s a good balance between the sweet and bitter flavors, wtih the bitterness being a bit stronger at first and the sweetness getting stronger as the beer warms. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and has moderate carbonation. I like this beer a lot, definitely worth trying. I’ll have to pick up some more soon.
MaBeer1972 (1398) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Doherty’s. Served in a 12oz tulip glass. Dark purplish brown-black with a frothy tan head. Deep malty aroma and flavors with just enough sweetness. Low hopping. Interesting porter.
douglas88 (6793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a dark chocolate color with a medium white head. A fruity nose with dusty cocoa. The flavor is interesting; plum, toffee, dusty chocolates, green peppers, lingering sweet fruit. Good.
milewide (1672) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unique taste. Touch of plums, nice roast---and maybe a bit of smoke---in taste. Good malt sweetness and body. Dark color with medium body and head.
seymour (1588) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on tap at Taco Mac in a snifter glass. It poured a dark reddish brown colour, nearly opaque, with weak tan head. True-to-style robust porter aromas and flavours: grainy, bready, toasty, tart, hints of coffee and chocolate, caramel, plus the added complexity of dark plums. Light-medium body, stronger than usual carbonation which served to splash all the flavours around, full mouthfeel but then a surprisingly crisp and dry finish. Warming but otherwise well-concealed high alcohol. Very tasty.
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 (2080) - 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 (156) - 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 (1153) - 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.