fidelis83 (1727) - 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.
Jimsal27 (109) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of plums, wine and malt. After that I found the beer ordinary. Thin mouthfeel, bland taste. I’ve had better.
jandd1983 (1887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a black color with a light tan head. The aroma was very light and had some sweet plums, chocolate and roasted malts. The taste was sweet smooth chocolate with a light dark fruit note and a little bitter with a smooth finish. Nice.
Lonick (233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee straight up with a hint of plum at the end. General fruitiness is more of an afterthought than the main thing.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Örebro Öl&Whiskey Festival 2013. Dark mahogany/brown beer with a decent beige head. Roasted chocolate and cocoa aroma, plums, raisins, vinous notes, caramel, citrus, tar notes some dades. Roasted chocolate flavor, dades, caramel, tar, cocoa powder, some alcohol. Decent beer but I have had better dark beers from this brewery.
alliance100 (88) - Comstock Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle - pours deep brown with thin off white head . Strong dark fruit aromas with a bit of cocoa . Big plum flavors followed by some roasted coffee. Finishes with moderate sweetness and lingering fruit flavors . Overall pretty good .
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esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany with a thin brown crown that reigns over its beer for a long, long time. Aroma is upfront plum and chocolate with dark roasted malts, dark fruits and light caramel. Taste of dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and alcohol with a peppery and zippy finish.
wedgie9 (1661) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 11/24/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle. Pours opaque dark brown with an average tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is pretty straight-forward dark chocolate and coffee porter with a very light fruity, almost vinous note. The flavor follows suit with standard porter characteristics dominating and just a light hint of fruit on the back end. The body is medium to full with average carbonation and a long dark coffee and dark chocolate finish with just a tinge of fruit.
KnutAlbert (5544) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren. Cola color, fruit, roastd grain bordering on smoky. Well balanced, pleasant.
ROBC3366 (197) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black with light tan head. Smells of plum and roasted chocolate and tastes like plum up front finishing with chocolate. Extremely well done.
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AndyReynolds (766) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty badass beer at Amerasia. Palate is out of this world silky smooth. The plum really comes out in the taste.