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.
drunk_again (165) - GREECE - DEC 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap. dark color with thin beige head. aroma is caramel and roasted malts. taste is similar with notes of coffee. lively carbonation.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16th December 2013
Craft Clapham. Keg. Opaque black - brown beer with a small pale tan head. Palate is light and smooth, semi dry. Fine carbonation. Very light touch of dark malts, no roast or bitterness here. Whisper of chocolate. Mild fruity tang. Smooth but frankly disappointing. Not getting the normal Southern Tier sumptuousness or depth of flavour.
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark clear brown porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet chalky and fruity chocolate malt with light grassy hops. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate with light mineral notes, nice. OttBottShare Dec 15 2013.
Theydon_Bois (9946) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Craft Clapham, opening night, 06/12/13.
Mid black with a moderate tan covering.
Nose is light roast, plummy undertones, dark fruit, sugars, light cocoa.
Taste comprises chocolate, brown sugars, light plum evident, light roast.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation.
Ok offering but lacking a little depth and complexity for an 8% number.
mcberko (7232) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out loads of plums, chalk, and coal. Flavour brings out lots of chalk and coal, very subtle plum notes and toasted bready notes. Way too chalky and coal-like, with a sludgy body. This is way off - not sure what they were going for here, but it didn’t work. Not enjoyable.
redpooba (401) - New York, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black beer with subtle ruby hues. A minimal cream head popping on the nose with chocolate notes. While the beer label talks of plum it is very subtle, hopefully the one I age will come out more. What you do find is a lot of coco, very similar to their choklat. The base malts must be the same but there is added sophistication. A really nice cold winter night drink.
BRW (1144) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biercab. Black-reddish colour with tan head. Fruity, plums, roasted and chocolate aroma. Fruity tase, with some chocolate and toastiness, slightly bitter. Fruity aftertaste. Medium to full body.
Jimsal27 (257) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Aroma of plums, wine and malt. After that I found the beer ordinary. Thin mouthfeel, bland taste. I’ve had better. Southern tier continues to disappoint.
jandd1983 (2761) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a black color with a light tan head. The aroma was very light and had some sweet plums, chocolate and roasted malts. The taste was sweet smooth chocolate with a light dark fruit note and a little bitter with a smooth finish. Nice.