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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popkow (303) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Average trash head on cloudy brown body. Nice chocolate ash taste that while the plum notes don’t come through i believe it sweetness rounds out this port.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3370) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany brown with small tan fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruit, malts, and some chocolate. Flavors of dark malts a touch of chocolate. Don’t get much plum...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (1721) - GREECE - OCT 7, 2015
650ml bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, roasted, light chocolate and coffee, caramel, fruity. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6616) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
On tap at Hopjacks. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruit, plum, chocolate, grain. Thin mouth, strong caramel, plum skin, toasted malt, hides alcohol well, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1544) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Cerveza mezclada con ciruelas. Color de chocolate, casi negra. Apenas un dedo de espuma beige. Aroma moderadamente frutal, notándose más chocolate y malta tostada. Lo prolonga en boca donde aparece también café, bastante caramelo y algo y de tono ahumado, perdiendo el escaso tono frutal. La fruta debe actuar más como moderador y dulcificador, compensando el fuerte alcohol hasta hacerlo poco perceptible. En conjunto resulta muy sabrosa e interesante, a caballo entre porter y stout. Excelente con postres.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WABeerFiend (351) - - APR 25, 2015
Bottled 05.02.13. Poured from a bomber into a chalice on 02.20.15. A: Cocoa, powdery chalk, and prunes. A: 1 finger light tan head that recedes to spots of fluff. T: Woodiness and dark berry dominate. P: Very thin and watery even for a porter. O: This was underwhelming. There was no flavor here. Maybe it was too old, but it should have held up at 8.0% ABV. It wasn’t undrinkable, but it wasn’t worth drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour on tap at All Pints North, dark reddish brown pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big dark fruit, toffee, caramel into a bit of yeast, touch of coffee into a bit of earth, spice. Taste was a mix of spice, earth, big dark fruit, toffee into some coffee, cocoa, slight yeast, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
katrinaez (778) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
My notes show it is lighter than expected but I enjoyed the flavors. Good color and had in the bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Poured into a snifter. 3.0 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is a tad below average and no lacing is left. 4.25 S: This smells pretty damn great. The plums work so well in this. Soft, but potent roastiness. Chocolate up front with caramel undertones. Plum fruitiness foremost then black currant and grape. It’s not overly complex, but what is there fits together so well. 3.75 T: Taste is very good, but it can’t compete with the beauty that is the nose. Same flavors overall. Supple roastiness, chocolate and caramel, plum, currant, grape, and a peppery spiciness. 3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. This is missing creaminess. With it, this would fit just perfectly. 3.5 D: Tasty brew with a great nose. Pick this up if you find it. DavoleBomb, Jun 04, 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (676) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Monday beer tastings...thx dusty...taste and mouth as advertised...solid tasty beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle from Haggen’s Grocery, Burlington; bottled 05/02/13, 1½ years old
Black color with thin persistent beige layer. Delicate notes or roasted malts and cream. The body is drier and thinner than expected; dark flavors, roasted malt, burnt caramel, a hint of coffee, and a light sourness that could be from the fruit.
Smooth but not impressive.

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