Plum Noir - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by adamette:
3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Live review. Poured from the 22 oz. bomber that my brother Pete brought directly back from the brewery a few weeks ago. Thanks Pete! "DOB 05/02/13" stamped near the base of the bottle. Poured into a clean, clear pint glass.
A Very dark brown body lets the minimum of light through in front of direct light since it glows a VERY dark mahogany in that situation only. Otherwise it appears to not let any light through, a pleasing dark body. Head is medium brown and pleasingly silky and thick but dissipated down to a single layer within a minute. 3.5
S Well, a porter with dark fruits. Nothing steps out and grabs my attention in the smell. If anything it may be a bit “distant” for my sensibilities. 3.0
T Happy to report that the taste offers more than the smell. On top of a nice solid porter base are the Italian Plums but they are not dominating, they provide more of a nice accompaniment to the porter. Dark roast malt makes a comeback of sorts in the taste late as it lingered on my tongue. Certainly an interesting taste. I find the taste a bit gimmicky though. When I am in the mood for a porter I really don’t think that I need any competing or complimentary tastes. Anyway, my proclivities aside, this is a good tasting porter. 4.0
M Feel is thin like the smell suggested (the “distant” smell noted above) in the beginning but some nice porter bitterness lingers late in the taste. 3.5
D/O Drinkability is only fair. This is a “big beer” with the 8.0% ABV and it is a sipper. Overall this is a solid porter. 3.5
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2013 03:51:17 | More by adamette
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3.26/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Grabbed this on sale. Pours cola brown and appears darker as it collects in the glass. Minimal brown head present. The nose features mellow chocolate and roast with a slight hint of plum towards the end. The chocolate is rich and dark, the plum is understated but does bring a nice dark fruit note to the nose. The taste isn't nearly as good as the nose would lead you to believe. There is some chocolate to start but the plum competes with these flavors. It takes a turn to plum juice notes that adds a bit of unpleasant acidity to the flavor. The finish is just a mess and leaves a bad aftertaste. The body is silky with low carbonation. Overall, this beer feels a bit like the base for Choklat, but the plum does no favors for this beer. Too bad.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2014 23:44:43 | More by homebrew311
Plum Noir from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.