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RATINGS: 351   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5964) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomashall (648) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bomber - thanks Tom! Dark pour. Cocoa and dark chocolate. Hint of plum. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - 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 (2760) - 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 (10002) - 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 (1867) - 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 (388) - - 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 (9253) - 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 (1356) - 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

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