Theydon_Bois (20607) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Tap at Craft Clapham, opening night, 06/12/13.
Mid black with a moderate tan covering.
Nose is light roast, plummy undertones, dark fruit, sugars, light cocoa.
Taste comprises chocolate, brown sugars, light plum evident, light roast.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation.
Ok offering but lacking a little depth and complexity for an 8% number. mcberko (18930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out loads of plums, chalk, and coal. Flavour brings out lots of chalk and coal, very subtle plum notes and toasted bready notes. Way too chalky and coal-like, with a sludgy body. This is way off - not sure what they were going for here, but it didn’t work. Not enjoyable. redpooba (411) - Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
A black beer with subtle ruby hues. A minimal cream head popping on the nose with chocolate notes. While the beer label talks of plum it is very subtle, hopefully the one I age will come out more. What you do find is a lot of coco, very similar to their choklat. The base malts must be the same but there is added sophistication. A really nice cold winter night drink. BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2013
On tap at Biercab. Black-reddish colour with tan head. Fruity, plums, roasted and chocolate aroma. Fruity tase, with some chocolate and toastiness, slightly bitter. Fruity aftertaste. Medium to full body. Jimsal27 (296) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Aroma of plums, wine and malt. After that I found the beer ordinary. Thin mouthfeel, bland taste. I’ve had better. Southern tier continues to disappoint.
jandd1983 (4577) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
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 (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Coffee straight up with a hint of plum at the end. General fruitiness is more of an afterthought than the main thing. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
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 (1169) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
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 .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
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.