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RATINGS: 339   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.


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thouse (50) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2013
The addition of pureed Italian plums and five different types of malts during the fermenting process give this beer strong notes of caramel and coffee, along with a subtle hint of the plums.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from bomber into snifter. Pours a thin black with moderate head. Pretty muted aroma with a bit of roastiness and some sweet herbalness. Taste is fairly gentle, with a background roast, complementary hops and a soft fruity sweetness. The fruity sweetness doesn't come across as plums but it's still lighter than the dark fruits you generally encounter in dark beers. In fact, this whole beer feels a bit light. It could be seen as a weakness depending on your expectations/desires, but I think it works well. Easy drinking and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1448) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Dark mohogany pour with a thick light brown head. Aroma is fruity, chocolate. Taste is creamy, chocolate malt, fruit, dry, little bisquit. Not much plum flavor. Roasted malt aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Black body with a thinnish dark cocoa head. The nose is a lovely mix of smooth, mostly debittered black malts and plummy fruit notes intermixed with chocolate. Smooth, full body, understated plummy fruit tones shimmer across the chocolate backbone. Just enough bitterness to provide balance this modestly sweet brew. Tasty stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (2266) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Grumbler purchase from Breeze-IN, Juneau AK. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving a nice clingy and somewhat stringy lacing that shows a nice slide to it as well. The smell was a deep dark fruity / dried plum to slight dark chocolate. The taste was mainly dried sweet dark fruit (plum) and a ripe slight vinous quality. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued but mostly just giving off a decent dry quality rolling over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Imperial iced porter I think I could return to.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2014
beige head leaves structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is sweet, fruity, quad esters, bit of anise. taste is bitter chocolate, roasted malts, dried fruits with a long bitter sweet finish. medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
THOUGHTS: Even without the plum, this would be a very nice imperial porter. The plums really came out more as it warmed. TECHNICAL: Drank 5/11/2013. Bottle. Poured a very dark brown that was pretty much black in the glass with an average, tan head. The aroma had moderate roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee; plum, prune, something floral and hints of spices. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was lightly acidic and moderately sweet and bitter with an average duration. There was plum, coffee, roasted malt, prune, dark chocolate and some yeast. The medium to full body was silky then dry with sort of soft but tingly carbonation and a dry and ever-so-slightly alcoholic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3680) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique October 2013. Very good porter with thin body but a lot of substance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3583) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with a puffy tan head. Light chocolate and dark plum aroma. A bit mild. Fruity flavor with a good hint of plum and a nice roasted aftertaste. A bit sweet at the end as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AKORN (189) - Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Very dark brown pour with a thin white head. Char, chocolate, sweet dark fruitiness aroma. Char, light bitterness, plum sweetness, taste and chocolate, bitterness on the end. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4728) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Joes: Served in a Chouffe glass: Lively brown head. Deep dark al ost black beer with a ruby shine coming through. Aromas of malts, prunes, light marzipan, some some straw an hay, roast and raisin. Flavours of prunes, raisin, some figs, some roast, sweeter malts, bitters, bread, some wood toast and light dry yeasty touch. Aftertaste is a mix of malts, roat, prunes, figs and hay/wood ish tones. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a creamy oily texture. Decent beer, not that exciting but decent enough!


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