HogTownHarry (7012) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017 fidelis83 (2454) - 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.
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. Travlr (25267) - 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. Brigadier (3700) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2017
650 ml bottle
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2016
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.
Another shitball beer from Southern Tier, no surprise how bad this is. Do not buy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BuckeyeBoy (7937) - 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.
thomashall (996) - 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. BVery (10609) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bomber - thanks Tom! Dark pour. Cocoa and dark chocolate. Hint of plum. Okay. 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... rouhlas (3627) - 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. djd07 (15107) - 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.