overall
90
45
style
RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thouse (53) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2013
The addition of pureed Italian plums and five different types of malts during the fermenting process give this beer strong notes of caramel and coffee, along with a subtle hint of the plums.


3.6
HogTownHarry (7062) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
March 21, 2014 - with blankboy, gregclow, mabel and jercraigs - bomber. Deep clear ruby with a decent frothy/bubbly tan head. Smells like a light mid-dry porter, with extra alcohol - roast and light fruit. Taste is chocolate, dry nutty malt and fruit - plum? - some alcohol; simple. Light, slick, mild carbonation, medium malty finish, a little acidity in the aftertaste - nothing special, but quite tasty.

3.1
Travlr (25512) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Draft at Wurst. Pretty much opaque brown color, tan head. Aroma of light plum on a light roast background. Taste is lightly fruity cocoa and coffee. OK.

3.1
Brigadier (3710) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2017
650 ml bottle
I thought I was done picking up random bombers from Southern Tier. This one hid itself well in the cellar so during a purge I give it a chance. I should have left it on the shelf when I had the chance - it’s not terrible but it suffers from the same weaknesses as many higher gravity Southern Tier offerings. Save your money for other beers at the local store.

Aroma / Appearance - A deep reddish black base sits under yellowish white head. Boozy sweet grape juice smells like someone left a bottle of Welch’s outside to naturally ferment. The sweetness masks anything else that might be happening underneath.

Flavor / Palate - Plums, light chocolate, and malt open with a promising start. Things then begin to go downhill as the sugary booze clings to the throat. The flat finish leaves an unremarkable aftertaste that is the hallmark of most over the top Southen Tier special releases. If not for being the best option in its corner of the state I would never buy Southern Tier again.

1.7
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Another shitball beer from Southern Tier, no surprise how bad this is. Do not buy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
BuckeyeBoy (8173) - 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.

3.4
thomashall (999) - 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.

3.4
BVery (10711) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bomber - thanks Tom! Dark pour. Cocoa and dark chocolate. Hint of plum. Okay.

3.6
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...

3.1
rouhlas (3664) - 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.

3.6
djd07 (15282) - 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.


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