ComradeK (978) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium beige head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Roasty malt, coffee, rye toast and a touch of plum make up the aroma. Mild pine hops up front lead into a blend of black coffee, roasty malt and mild, sweet plum in the mid-palate. Plum and slightly bitter roasty malt linger in the finish. On the whole this is pretty good, but the plum perhaps needs to be a little stronger.
Funknmilla (676) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating from October 2013...Bottle...This beer starts out bitter...the toffee, the coffee, the grains & no plum, what a shame....Pours dark brown with a small head...as it warms up I start to get so....a smooth body that switches to bitter effervescence....a hint of plum shows up...some more cocoa and some bitter coffee and earthy grain taste....a little caramel tucked away as well...kinda hidden in the bitter....not my favorite type of porter, but good
VsXsV (2143) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear deep brown liquid with ruby hue and small tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, raisins, toffee, bread, biscuit, toast, licorice and light chocolate. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit, bread and licorice. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Bit thin. Smells great but too light bodied.
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
29/IX/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ American BBQ and beertasting, my place - BB: n/a (2013-912) Thanks to my mate Abu Nasim in NYC for the trade and to Hilde for transport!
Clear dark brown beer, big creamy irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit metallic, brown sugar, mocha, dried fruits, plum jam. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little bitter, grapeskin, mocha, some coffee, overripe fruits, bitter hops. Aftertaste mocha, bitter, dried fruits, red to black forest fruit, jam, chocolate, hoppy, more overripe fruits. Not bad, but not one to remember.
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a tan head. The aroma and flavor have some nice caramel and roasted malt notes as well as a good deal of sweet plum and other dark fruit. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice.
NikkTwist (1512) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Pitch back pour that showed as a clear red under bright light. Thin tan head leaves some delicate lace. Nice strong dark malt flavors. Rich plum notes. Good spicy pepper finish. Another great offering from Southern Tier.
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque black pour with thin off white head. Aroma is fruity, light roasty notes, dark fruits. Taste is sweet, fruity, not unlike an abbey dubbel kinda dark fruit sweet malty beer, very light roastiness. Palate is smooth, med-full body with med carbonation. Decent, a tad forgettable.
Slipstream (1976) - USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Here is an imperial porter brewed with plums. The aroma is malty and yeasty, with a dash of tart plums. The flavor: sweet coffee, malt, and a warm tingle on the back end. There is a little compote and caramel too, and it is easy on the hops. A good brew.
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown with a fine tan sheet over the top. Smells of plum, quick chocolate cocoa powder, some soil, some black olive. Flavor is fruity with a dimatap character. Some dust, some cocoa, some bitterness and a mint in the background. Not really impressive. Medium bodied with a silky feel and a nice off dry finish - feel of this beer is really good. Overall, nothing special.
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear deep reddish-brown with a moderate beige head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of sweet malt and plums along with a few notes of roast. The flavor is similar to the aroma with sweet malt and plums along with a bit of roasted malt. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. Solid.