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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunk_again (165) - GREECE - DEC 19, 2013
on tap. dark color with thin beige head. aroma is caramel and roasted malts. taste is similar with notes of coffee. lively carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9946) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (7232) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redpooba (401) - New York, USA - DEC 10, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1144) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2013
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimsal27 (257) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2761) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
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.


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