fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black pour with a 2 finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate, roasted nuts and char, there are some sweet berry and stone fruit notes, but they are pretty faint comparatively. Flavor is similarly full of chocolate, roast nuts and lots of musty char throughout, some dark roast coffee, and sweet fruity notes toward the finish, I suppose they taste like plum, but if that wasn’t in the name, I probably would have just thought they came from the yeast. The char continues to get stronger in the aftertaste. Medium, sticky body, with a strong, sharp carbonation. I don’t think the plums really do much for it, and don’t really blend all that great with the other stuff going on. I tend to like some char in my roasty beers, but this is a little overpowering in regards to the other flavors and doesn’t mix well with the delicate fruitiness of the plums and overall syrupy sweetness of the beer. Still, pretty good overall.
BuckeyeBoy (5964) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours out maroon brown topped with a small tan head. Nose is big plum pit fruit sweetness upfront then some chocolate and spice..taste is more of the heavy plum chocolate sweetness and a nice malt.
thomashall (648) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared. Dark pour, minimal head. Dark plum aroma. Taste is more bitter chocolate than anything. Not balanced at all. This was a miss for me.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - thanks Tom! Dark pour. Cocoa and dark chocolate. Hint of plum. Okay.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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...
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - OCT 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jamaty (1867) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
WABeerFiend (388) - - APR 25, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
arminjewell (9253) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
My notes show it is lighter than expected but I enjoyed the flavors. Good color and had in the bottle