RATINGS: 352   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (7612) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 2, 2014
Keg at CBC Clapham. Deep brown pour with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of plum, roast malt and a touch of pine. The finish is fruity with a plum and earthy malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2014
My first beer of 2014! 22 oz bomber into a snifter glass. Pours dark brown with a small tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, plums, caramel, brown sugar. Taste is roasted bready malt, caramel, plum, cocoa, and a bit of black licorice. Long finish of caramel and roasted malt. Full bodied, thick texture, average carbonation. Actually a pretty easy drinker for a Blackwater Series beer. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Dark brown body with a reddish hue about the edges. Chocolate and light roast aromas. Pleasant, but light. Plums add a slight sweetness and is perceptible. It's an easy drinking porter. The plums add both earthy and sweet characteristics with a hint of leather. Southern Tier often goes overboard with the flavored beers (and I mean that in a good way) and this was much more user friendly than I expected. Medium bodied, smooth, average carbonation. Overall, a very good beer. Nothing terribly complex yet a nice twist on the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (2368) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Deep brown with garner hues. Nose of cocoa powder, molasses, brown sugar, some dark fruit, sherry, cardboard, and soy sauce. Flavor is roasted malt, cocoa, slightly acidic dark fruit, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Medoum palate. Apparently cannot withstand the test of time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25217) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty plum and dark fruit chocolate aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate and dark fruit flavor with some bitterness. Has a roasted malty chocolate bitter dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4913) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2013
Had a sample of this at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagaen last year, I thought I already rated it... anyways, on tap. A nice dark inky black pour with minimal head. The aroma was roast coffee notes, no plum. The taste was more of a straight up medium bodied porter again with no plum. If you put it in the name I expect to smell or taste it, if I dont I consider the brewer missed the mark. A fine porter but no plum. The bartender couldnt pick up on any plum either, we both seemed somewhat disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hypo_Luxa (59) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2013
Pours a light brown head. Aroma is IPA like. Fresh water. Grassy. Mouthfeel is light bodied with very subtle roasted notes. There is a lot going on in this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (7313) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: NK Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, roasted malt, chocolate.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, plums, roasted malt, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OntBeerDrinker (515) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
one finger head,black purple brown. smell:plums,sweetness,spice,hops. every sip starts off so intense with the bitter earthy hops then some chocolate then some plum. taste is nice. heavy bodied at times some warmth. so aggressive to start with the hops then some chocolate then some amazing plum taste and heavy bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (1093) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Black with ruby highlights. Dark fruit aroma. Taste is dominated by dark fruit as well. Definite plum flavor along with roasted malt and a touch of coffee. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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