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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (847) - USA - JUL 10, 2013
Black with a white head. Aroma is coffee with a touch of fruit. Flavor is mostly light coffee with a deep sweetness. Oddly bland, was expecting bigger flavors. Wife: 2.9


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (290) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Poured from a bottle while enjoying the World Cup. Beautiful brown 2-finger head, nice lacing, rich color. I can smell the plum much more than I can taste it. Coffee notes as well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (532) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Aroma of malt with a hint of plum. Dark brown color minimal head. Taste of coffee, malt and dark chocolate. Creamy feel with a bitter coffee finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omega (680) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2014
I have to admit I have resisted trying this beer for almost a year in protest that Southern Tier is no longer exporting to our shores, but stocks are almost exhausted so have to pony up and try it. Lovely beer, that is rich and full bodied and the plums fill in the gaps. Damn you Southern Tier for reminding me how good your beers can be, and the fact you no longer sell to NZ. A Creme Brulee sob story.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Black with a cream head. Nose is roasted malts, hint of fruit, chocolate, and coffee. Easy palate, big roasted malts, vineous, plum, lightly sweet, toasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2567) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a two finger tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit, chocolate and plums. Medium-full body with flavors of chocolate, dark roasted malts, caramel, coffee, dark fruit and plum fruitiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2033) - NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Bottle at Cafe Sara, december 14th 2013. Black body, tanned lacings. Vinous aroma with plum, roasted malt, dark chocolate. Taste of dark fruits, good amount of coffee, toast and honey. Sweet and thic body with a lasting plum and wine aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrik (228) - - APR 21, 2014
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 Hick tur vi var ett gäng som bjöds på denna imperial Stout. Mycket choklad doft.. Smakar rent å choklad . Bra Stout utan kvalmighet som ibland infinnes i dessa mättade öl.När tempen steg framträder faktiskt plimmondoft å smak konstigt? Eller?? riktigt bra kan drickas även av mindre nogräknade öl gubbar som PQ. Ja såna som dricker allt inte finsmakare som Patrik..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is plum, chocolate, dates. Medium bodied, fruity on the palate with a slightly dry and astringent finish. Taste is plum, dates, chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7199) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ Christianssand Brygghus, Kristiansand
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and plums. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long roasted, chocolate and slightly fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nudiebear (29) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 10, 2014
Dark black with slight purple notes on color. Clear and low on foam. Bottle in bar. For imperial porter ad on label, expected more impact, mild taste. Slight plum smell.


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