adnielsen (9690) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Greg’s house picked up in the Midwest. Pours a brown appearance with a light brown head. Chocolate, dark fruity, caramel, vanilla aroma. Roasty chocolate, light coffee, a touch smoky, grape, dark fruity, raisin flavor. Fairly high carbonation. Pretty tasty.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with tan head. Aroma of toasted caramel and a bit of dark fruit. The taste wasn’t as sweet as I anticipated. The body was a bit weak but roasted bittersweet finish. Not as much plum as I was hoping for
ryanfolty (2008) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
June 26, 2013 - 22 ounce bottle from Zipps. Black pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was chocolate, hops, coffee and caramel. Taste was roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, mild caramel and slight bitter finish. Some carbonation and medium bodied. Did not get the plum and wanted this to be more wine like, disappointed.
snoworsummer (2919) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. Pours dark opaque brown with a tho. Fizzy tan head. Smooth light body and very drinkable. Slightly bitter and very mild coffee taste. Hints of plum. Low carbonation. Smells like plum and mild mulling spices.
sonnycheeba (4078) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a slight ruby tint and thick, frothy beige head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, earthy hops, plums, raisins, and faint vanilla. Flavor is dry, roast malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters, light ash, and some chocolate bitterness; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
UDBeernut (1974) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle like the one pictured pours jet black with a thin cream colored head. Nose reveals some caramel, smoke, and a quick waft of plum. Taste begins with some roasted coffee, slight sweetness comes mid sample, and finishes with a quick splash of chocolate. Body is big but slick. Not bad but give me Mokah or Jav-ah instead.
odinstyr (579) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium brown with a small tan head. Smells of plum, dark breads, chocolate. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter, roasted malts, plums, hint of chocolate.
Butters (3928) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice dark brown near black pour with decent dark tan head. Slight chocolately notes on the aroma, with a faint roastiness. Flavor is roasted and toasted and just as the bottle suggests, has caramel and coffee overtones. I don’t really pick up any of the plum, unless I really search for it and I think that is just as a semi-fruity sweetness that almost comes off as a little medicinal. Kinda meh in my opinion.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured black with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor are lots of roasted malt, mild coffee and chocolate, a bit earthy, some faint fruit -- wouldn’t have guessed plums. More like raisin maybe? Alcohol is well hidden. Moderately sweet, mildly bitter. Quite nice.
TheGB (534) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a lasting brown head. Aroma of black cherries, toast, roasted barley. Taste of dark, but not burnt malts with a nice plum, earthy fruitiness. Nicely balanced.