Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Plum Noir pours a rich brown black with deep ruddy tints. The nose is rich malt earthiness with hints of red fruit and burnt sugar. Foretaste is just a hint of dark roast coffee. Mid taste it broadens with red fruit sweetness, a touch of caramel and dark chocolate resolving into very slight bitters. the body is a tad bubbly. A very nice dark beer.
Beersiveknown (2385) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home from alesela
Earthy fruity notes on the nose, but not discernibly plums, dark hazy brown with lacing beige head. Full bodied, medium carbonation fruity, chocolate and a dry finish.
tomthompson89 (1862) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent porter. Doesn't stand up to the likes of founders porter though. Dark with thin beige head. Nose is dark malts. Flavour is coffee dark malts and some bitterness.
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stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A super solid porter, nice roasted malts, good chocolate notes, even a little bit of bitterness to round it out, the plums were a little too cloying sweet, and far more of a sweetness than a plumness per se.
krompt (611) - - FEB 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I didn’t really taste any plums. It went down easily. Got lost with all the other beers I was drinking that evening.
harrisoni (12456) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Craft Clerkenwell. Now I love Southern tier. Black beer thin tan head. I always expect an assault on the senses. This is ok but doesn’t deliver the big takeover I expected. A little watery in the mouth for a 8% beer. Decent fruit. Maybe not enough malt backbone. And served way too cold. A little musty. Maybe an old keg. Hmmm.
alobar (2588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours tar black with no head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and plums. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, with mild plum notes at the back end. Good beer.
fishonmyplane (334) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I loved the concept of this beer, but the execution was flawed. It has porter character, and plum, but they don’t mesh very well. It’s hard to explain why, but the plum just seemed tacked-on, and it came across as a decent but lackluster beer. It was pretty light in the palate, which was strange since I was expecting a rich & decadent beer.
Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught@Erzbierschof - quite clear yet very dark brown beer with a modest foam; roasted cofeeish aroma, solid with notes of ashes and black chocolate; some notes of plums below; low carbonation and full-bodied; dry and toasted aftertaste of ashes and plums; gently bitter
Tonkun (584) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear bronze pour with a finger of beige head. Dried plum, ume, caramel, roast. Light to medium body with clean slightly sweet yet deep finish. Easy to drink and very complex.
DocJitsu (697) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, bourbon brown color with a rich, taupe-tan head. Dark roast malt, sorghum, and chocolate nose. Full-bodied, with some light burn on the tongue’s surface. Finishes with some mild astringency. Mild olive, chocolate, coffee, and some faintly tart fruit.