RATINGS: 353   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. Were 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 Noirs 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (895) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4 oz sample at Waldo Pizza. Pours clear, dark brown. Aroma cocoa, chocolate, peat, earthy, smoke. Flavor of molasses, caramel, peat, roasted coffee, smokey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
On tap at the Creekhouse. Very light nose of coffee, chocolate, and a bit of plum and raisin. Bit of sweet molasses. Dark black/brown opaque with thin off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet, rich, and malty with lots of chocolate, molasses, and a bit of fruity plum/raisin notes. Light bitter finish with smooth sweet nutty bitter after. Mild warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2630) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Draft at the growler NYC on stone street. Decent looking dark porter color with a hint of sweet plum in the smell but I wouldn't think that unless it said it. Kind of watered down ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7619) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2013 Sampled on draft at the Headkeeper this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy dark tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was wine, a bit of roasty malts, a touch of vanilla, black licorice and cola. The flavor was dryish, roasty, woody and dusty with hints of dark fruits, tobacco and smoke. Medium length roasty wood and dark fruit finish. Medium body. Ok but still disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldGrowth (3458) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2013
bottle from Tasty Beverage, I think, maybe Beer Study, I forget. ok aroma, sweet, Roasty, some fruit, plum (duh) little ash. dark orangy brown color, good initial head, little to no lace. sweet flavor. medium body, smmoth creamy mouthfeel, sweet roasty finish. Its ok, really doesnt move me, I mean its fine, but unspectacular. meh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1793) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Aroma is typical porter, roasted malt, but then slight plum presence, smells a bit weak. Appearance is a nice dark bown/red, almost no head. Taste is a deep porter flavor, roasted malts and a tiny bit of plum. Mouthfeel is average, heavier than expected based on the nose. Overall, its probably the bottom as Blackwaters go, but its still very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Southern Tier is proving to be one of my favorite breweries. Purple-tinged black pour with nary a head. Plum fragrance. Solid porter base -- with some coffee notes, and roasty but not sweet. The name of the game here is plums. They are omnipresent, infusing this one throughout -- you never forget them -- but never in a domineering way. If anything, I'd love for this to be a stout. But, it's not, and I shall not complain. A- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2823) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of toasted and bitter chocolate, light resin and earth for the hops and yeast, with cooked plum and tobacco in the background. Head is small, fizzy, light tan with a few spots of lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, slick, and hazy a fizzy carbonation and a chalky and very dry finish. Not as bold as I expected from a Strong Porter, but its still a deep and rich slow sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bomber. Poured medium-deep cola brown with a tall cap of toasted beige head. The aroma picked up moderately-roasted, sweeter cocoa, vanilla, and other black malts with toasted grain and light plum accents.. came across as a simple-ish, well-balanced porter without much extra fruit. The flavor found lightly-smoked black malts, vanilla, and dry-roasted coffee at the core.. earthy notes, herbal notes, and touches of dried plum around.. peppery warmth and a little oxidation on the finish.. very tasty. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate.. carbonation was a little too high.. unremarkable overall, but it was tasty enough and went down easily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1980) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
22 ounce bottle, DOB 05/01/13. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown with an inch tan head that stays around for a while. Theres a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like plums, roasted malt, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate. I think the taste pretty much follows the aroma, but with the addition of a bit of smoke. Theres a good balance between the sweet and bitter flavors, wtih the bitterness being a bit stronger at first and the sweetness getting stronger as the beer warms. Mouthfeel/body is medium, its creamy and has moderate carbonation. I like this beer a lot, definitely worth trying. Ill have to pick up some more soon.

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