Lubiere (11004) - 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 (12590) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (9209) - 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 (402) - 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 (1433) - 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 (286) - 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 (3123) - 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.
Lonick (790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee straight up with a hint of plum at the end. General fruitiness is more of an afterthought than the main thing.
rlgk (13178) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Örebro Öl&Whiskey Festival 2013. Dark mahogany/brown beer with a decent beige head. Roasted chocolate and cocoa aroma, plums, raisins, vinous notes, caramel, citrus, tar notes some dades. Roasted chocolate flavor, dades, caramel, tar, cocoa powder, some alcohol. Decent beer but I have had better dark beers from this brewery.
alliance100 (980) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle - pours deep brown with thin off white head . Strong dark fruit aromas with a bit of cocoa . Big plum flavors followed by some roasted coffee. Finishes with moderate sweetness and lingering fruit flavors . Overall pretty good .
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