Plum Noir - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Bighuge:
4.24/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Clear dark crimson hue. Thin cap of light brown head. Lacing is pretty minmal. Aroma is of chocolate and mashed blackberry. Flavor is smooth and clean. Roasted malts, chocolate, blackberry/blueberry puree...plum. Since I know there's plum in this, I can taste it, otherwise I'd have a hard time picking it out. Flavors are pretty subtle. No signs of alcohol for an 8% beer. Chalky,cocoa like finish. Solid brew, but not quite as spectacular as my only other plum beer I've ever had...1997-1998 Schell's Blizzard Ale. Now that was something special.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2013 04:39:21 | More by Bighuge
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3.99/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a nearly opaque black with subtle garnet highlights and a clinging tan head.
S: Mild aromas of coffee, vanilla bean, sweet cream, dark chocolate, roasted grain, caramel, raisins, ripe plums, and earthy, lemony hops are present on the nose.
T: Notes of caramel, coffee, roasted grain, vanilla bean, sweet cream, dark chocolate, plums, figs, raisins, Medjool dates, black currants, lemon, herbs, and leather fill the mouth. The finish is smooth and mellow with plenty of dark fruit, caramel, and lemony, herbal hop notes.
M: Medium-to-full in body, silky, and smooth. Carbonation is active and prickly on entry, but soon mellows and fades. Alcohol is so restrained as to be virtually undetectable. A little fuller in body than many American porters, but still easy to drink.
O: An impressive porter. The addition of plums works really well with the citrusy, herbal hop and chocolaty roasted grain notes. Recommended for fans of darker, more robust ales.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 18:37:25 | More by mrfrancis
Plum Noir from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.