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RATINGS: 345   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bomber. Poured medium-deep cola brown with a tall cap of toasted beige head. The aroma picked up moderately-roasted, sweeter cocoa, vanilla, and other black malts with toasted grain and light plum accents.. came across as a simple-ish, well-balanced porter without much extra fruit. The flavor found lightly-smoked black malts, vanilla, and dry-roasted coffee at the core.. earthy notes, herbal notes, and touches of dried plum around.. peppery warmth and a little oxidation on the finish.. very tasty. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate.. carbonation was a little too high.. unremarkable overall, but it was tasty enough and went down easily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1511) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1416) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1700) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1623) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2013
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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2153) - 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 it’s plum. Thin palate. Average.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
One2remeber (163) - 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.

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