jhp40219 (319) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first beer of 2014! 22 oz bomber into a snifter glass. Pours dark brown with a small tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, plums, caramel, brown sugar. Taste is roasted bready malt, caramel, plum, cocoa, and a bit of black licorice. Long finish of caramel and roasted malt. Full bodied, thick texture, average carbonation. Actually a pretty easy drinker for a Blackwater Series beer. Excellent!
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body with a reddish hue about the edges. Chocolate and light roast aromas. Pleasant, but light. Plums add a slight sweetness and is perceptible. It's an easy drinking porter. The plums add both earthy and sweet characteristics with a hint of leather. Southern Tier often goes overboard with the flavored beers (and I mean that in a good way) and this was much more user friendly than I expected. Medium bodied, smooth, average carbonation. Overall, a very good beer. Nothing terribly complex yet a nice twist on the style.
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arkurzynski (1611) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown with garner hues. Nose of cocoa powder, molasses, brown sugar, some dark fruit, sherry, cardboard, and soy sauce. Flavor is roasted malt, cocoa, slightly acidic dark fruit, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Medoum palate. Apparently cannot withstand the test of time.
anders37 (17904) - 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 (2516) - 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 (58) - 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 (4170) - 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 (456) - 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 (851) - 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 (2173) - 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.