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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2360) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2013
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 wasnt 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 dont think the plums really do much for it, and dont 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 doesnt mix well with the delicate fruitiness of the plums and overall syrupy sweetness of the beer. Still, pretty good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3635) - 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 - its 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 Welchs 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (2470) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (7153) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomashall (896) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bomber - thanks Tom! Dark pour. Cocoa and dark chocolate. Hint of plum. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - 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. Dont get much plum...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (3358) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13688) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (2096) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Cerveza mezclada con ciruelas. Color de chocolate, casi negra. Apenas un dedo de espuma beige. Aroma moderadamente frutal, notndose ms chocolate y malta tostada. Lo prolonga en boca donde aparece tambin caf, bastante caramelo y algo y de tono ahumado, perdiendo el escaso tono frutal. La fruta debe actuar ms como moderador y dulcificador, compensando el fuerte alcohol hasta hacerlo poco perceptible. En conjunto resulta muy sabrosa e interesante, a caballo entre porter y stout. Excelente con postres.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WABeerFiend (411) - - APR 25, 2015
Bottled 05.02.13. Poured from a bomber into a chalice on 02.20.15. A: Cocoa, powdery chalk, and prunes. A: 1 finger light tan head that recedes to spots of fluff. T: Woodiness and dark berry dominate. P: Very thin and watery even for a porter. O: This was underwhelming. There was no flavor here. Maybe it was too old, but it should have held up at 8.0% ABV. It wasnt undrinkable, but it wasnt worth drinking.

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