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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4897) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bomber. Dark brown with red and a beige two finger head. Dark fruit dominates the aroma and it is on the sweet side. The flavor begins with an unexpected harshness. The feel is powdery. I do taste the plum and a lot of grain with roasted notes. Out of nowhere some chocolate pops up. That was the theme throughout, plum grain, roast, and chocolate. It was nice but didn’t quite get where I had hoped it would.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (252) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours a very nice dark ruby red with a tan head. Aroma on this beer is huge. Aroma smells of dark stone fruits, anise, plum, chocolate, caramel. The taste is Bitter Cocoa nibs, Chocolate syrup, Roasted Caramel, Honey, Milk chocolate, Tart Fruits, and then a strong plum finish. Nice big beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (2844) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 10, 2014
bottle at home from alesela
Earthy fruity notes on the nose, but not discernibly plums, dark hazy brown with lacing beige head. Full bodied, medium carbonation fruity, chocolate and a dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomthompson89 (1900) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Decent porter. Doesn't stand up to the likes of founders porter though. Dark with thin beige head. Nose is dark malts. Flavour is coffee dark malts and some bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stchloe (784) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
A super solid porter, nice roasted malts, good chocolate notes, even a little bit of bitterness to round it out, the plums were a little too cloying sweet, and far more of a sweetness than a plumness per se.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13559) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
On tap at Craft Clerkenwell. Now I love Southern tier. Black beer thin tan head. I always expect an assault on the senses. This is ok but doesn’t deliver the big takeover I expected. A little watery in the mouth for a 8% beer. Decent fruit. Maybe not enough malt backbone. And served way too cold. A little musty. Maybe an old keg. Hmmm.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2753) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Pours tar black with no head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and plums. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, with mild plum notes at the back end. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (421) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2014
I loved the concept of this beer, but the execution was flawed. It has porter character, and plum, but they don’t mesh very well. It’s hard to explain why, but the plum just seemed tacked-on, and it came across as a decent but lackluster beer. It was pretty light in the palate, which was strange since I was expecting a rich & decadent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9424) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 17, 2014
draught@Erzbierschof - quite clear yet very dark brown beer with a modest foam; roasted cofeeish aroma, solid with notes of ashes and black chocolate; some notes of plums below; low carbonation and full-bodied; dry and toasted aftertaste of ashes and plums; gently bitter

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (843) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle. Clear bronze pour with a finger of beige head. Dried plum, ume, caramel, roast. Light to medium body with clean slightly sweet yet deep finish. Easy to drink and very complex.


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