anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty plum and dark fruit chocolate aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate and dark fruit flavor with some bitterness. Has a roasted malty chocolate bitter dark fruit finish.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2055) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had a sample of this at Mikkeller & Friend’s in Copenhagaen last year, I thought I already rated it... anyways, on tap. A nice dark inky black pour with minimal head. The aroma was roast coffee notes, no plum. The taste was more of a straight up medium bodied porter again with no plum. If you put it in the name I expect to smell or taste it, if I don’t I consider the brewer missed the mark. A fine porter but no plum. The bartender couldn’t pick up on any plum either, we both seemed somewhat disappointed.
Hypo_Luxa (53) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light brown head.
Aroma is IPA like. Fresh water. Grassy.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with very subtle roasted notes.
There is a lot going on in this beer.
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: NK Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, roasted malt, chocolate.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, plums, roasted malt, caramel.
OntBeerDrinker (433) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
one finger head,black purple brown. smell:plums,sweetness,spice,hops.
every sip starts off so intense with the bitter earthy hops then some chocolate then some plum. taste is nice. heavy bodied at times some warmth. so aggressive to start with the hops then some chocolate then some amazing plum taste and heavy bodied.
vikingguy (806) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with ruby highlights. Dark fruit aroma. Taste is dominated by dark fruit as well. Definite plum flavor along with roasted malt and a touch of coffee. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Very nice.
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evergreen0199 (2013) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Plum, chocolate aroma. Tastes of plum, some chocolate, caramel, slightly roasty/bitter/sweet. Expected more complexity from a Southern Tier beer but still quite drinkable.
mcclainc50 (172) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark black amber. Plum aroma is right at the front of the nose. Plum notes are up front, but subdued with the malts, give it an interesting flair, but very pleasant and easy to drink.
mtdewa1 (308) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is plum. Darker pour medium head. Taste is plum and a bit of chocolate. Very mild. A little thin.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a medium beige head. Aroma is predominantly dark chocolate and roast with a definite plum presence. Flavor is light to moderate sweet, with notes of chocolate, caramel, coffee, and faint plum/dark fruit in the finish. Overall body is moderate and creamy with decent roast and a moderately bitter finish. Alcohol is extremely well balanced.