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RATINGS: 340   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14141) - 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 (2882) - 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 (488) - 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 (9810) - 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 (916) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1049) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Pours a dark, bourbon brown color with a rich, taupe-tan head. Dark roast malt, sorghum, and chocolate nose. Full-bodied, with some light burn on the tongue’s surface. Finishes with some mild astringency. Mild olive, chocolate, coffee, and some faintly tart fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4175) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 9, 2014
22oz bottle in a plastic cup. Pours very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, light chocolate and coffee, some dark fruits, and some dough. Flavor sort of light on everything. Average to smooth texture. A pretty good beer, but could be more flavorful.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fakebeersnob (184) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
The aroma seemed really faint. Could not pick out any real scents. Head quickly dissipates. Leaves a lasting tan lacing. Pours dark. There is a slight sweetness. Not overwhelmingly fruity. It does have some slight coffee bitterness but not overpowering at all. Does not taste like an imperial porter to me. The suggested cheese pairing was a miss. This might go good with some dark chocolate. Very tasty beer. Probably will not get again, but I am glad I tried it. Not overbearing in anything but nicely balanced

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 2/4/14

Aroma: The nose is dark fruit/plum and plenty of roasted malts, with burnt/coffee notes
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a small, lasting, off-white head and heavy, spotted lace
Flavor: The taste is a little sweet, but more on the roasty side, with a burnt/bitter finish
Palate: The body is fairly full, it has a bit of heat, a sticky feel, and a lengthy, dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty tasty beer. It feels all of its 8%, and I probably would have guessed higher, it is definitely a sipper. Overall though, this combination of flavors works pretty nicely.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours a very dark amber brown with two fingers of tan head. Aroma is chocolate and dark fruits. Flavor is slightly roasty and sweet with some chocolate. Nice beer. Not much plum though.


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