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RATINGS: 316   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Draft… Clear black pour with a glimmer of mahogany and a small, creamy, khaki head. The bouquet is nutty and chocolaty with a splash of Cuban-roast coffee and a mild suggestion of plum. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is roasty and well-balanced, offering both bittersweet dark chocolate, espresso and scorched black malts. No plum here. Bittersweet, roasty finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (6347) - 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 (3) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 10, 2014 does not count
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Rich dark brown coloured body with a decent sized two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of prunes, raisins, roasted malt, coffee, alcohol and a nice bit of figs - very nice and pungent throughout. Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavour at first with a good prune, plum and raisin flavour coupled with a light coffee and chocolate note. Aftertaste shows some good depth with the sweetness then the cherry flavours very noticeable along with a lot of roasty bitterness. Overall, a nice beer and pretty much what I was expecting - and better than what most others thought of it. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 12-July-2013 for US$9.50 sampled at home in Washington on 05-April-2014.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Very tasty, some ageing did not hurt. Deep dark fruit flavour. Above average mouthfeel. Black coloured body.Some hop bitterness still there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
[My bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a frothy tan head. Malty aroma along with dark fruit, a bit of chocolate and some coffee. Fruity and malty flavour along with some light hops. Medium bodied. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11779) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Medium brown, aroma is molasses, light soy sauce, mostly a rich stout, not pulling a lot of fruit. They have almost imitated a Baltic porter here, if they’d lagered it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Deep brown with ruby highlights/ black in the center. Nose is mild sugar plums and shoe leather.

Soft carbonation gives a smooth flat mouthfeel. Faint plum upfront, cocoa and pumpernickel bread. Raisin and weak red gape notes. Body is about right for the style.

Easy to drink without doubt. Well made but not really memorable either.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ozckr (213) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2014
chocolate, coffee, floral, resin, black, cloudy, sparkling, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, full body, creamy, lively, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1206) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap. Pour is dark brown with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma is of dark fruit and sweet roasted malts. Flavor is roast, coffee, caramel, and a touch of dark fruits in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (12612) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
Bootle, 22oz. At Christianssand Brygghus. A more or less black one, topped by a dense, beige head. Roasted malts, coffee notes, some licorice, a faint sour hint and some dried fruits in the aroma. Nice carbonation, full body and semi dry on the palate. Lots of flavor, but perhaps lacking a bit on complexity. Licorice, roasted malts, coffee and dried figs in the flavor. A nice bitterness too. Lasting finish. A tasteful beer that hides the alcohol well. Worth a return. 140321


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