thouse (50) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
davidm (1949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Carwyn cellars. Aromas of chocolate, toast. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, long length.
Markkind (43) - - JUL 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle, not more than a month old. Great smooth body, hints of plum round out the palate beautifully. Drinkability 8/10.
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mikedR (1346) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Southern Tier is proving to be one of my favorite breweries. Purple-tinged black pour with nary a head. Plum fragrance. Solid porter base -- with some coffee notes, and roasty but not sweet. The name of the game here is plums. They are omnipresent, infusing this one throughout -- you never forget them -- but never in a domineering way. If anything, I'd love for this to be a stout. But, it's not, and I shall not complain. A-
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kathouse (1106) - Nevada, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Here’s a beer with what should be conflicting flavors but pairs up nicely. Dark mahogany with a thick tan foam. Red fruit, chocolate in the aroma; the body livens up from the counterbalanced roasted malts and plum fruitiness. Finish leans to the sweet side finishing in dark chocolate.
shrubber85 (7960) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Plum and chocolate malt aroma with light mustiness. Chestnut brown with giant tan head. Light plum, ash, and dark chocolate malt flavor. Smooth, light palate. One of the most attenuated Southern Tier beers I’ve had.
Cybercat (3504) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, rich sable with a fairly thick, though not too persistent, light tan head. Smoky aroma has notes of coffee and roast malt and just a hint of plum. Strongly smoky flavor has a little more plum, plus earthy, coffee and burnt hops notes. Smooth texture seems a little thicker than most porters, and has a firm woody tingle. Finish is smoky, hoppy and slightly fruity.
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First bottle of beer since coming back to NYC. Earthy, tobacco, a bit spicy. Maybe not plum? I absolutely love it and the price for the bomber at FoodTown was just right. Will buy again often.
BadAprilia1000 (284) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very nice dark ruby red with a tan head. Aroma on this beer is huge. Aroma smells of dark stone fruits, anise, plum, chocolate, caramel. The taste is Bitter Cocoa nibs, Chocolate syrup, Roasted Caramel, Honey, Milk chocolate, Tart Fruits, and then a strong plum finish. Nice big beer.
Ozckr (271) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, coffee, floral, resin, black, cloudy, sparkling, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, full body, creamy, lively, long finish,