Plum Noir - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev +24.8%
A-dark brown with a thin tan head
S-decent scent of dark, chalky cocoa and plum skin. the plum is noticeable but weak.
T-comes in with an awesome chalky cocoa flavor with maybe a hint of smoke and plum rind. it's a really good and full flavored porter. the after-taste is strong and matching.
M-good thick carbonation with a semi-dry finish
O-I really enjoy this porter. it's super easy drinking and tasty. I've fortunately seen this on tap many times and I order it almost every time, plus I've bought several bottles. a lot of people might be turned off due to the word plum, but if it didn't say it, i bet most people wouldn't pick up any fruitiness.
07-31-2013 02:29:28 | More by AdamBear
4.54/5 rDev +23.7%
A - Dark ruby cola brown. Frothy khaki head has nice retention and great lace.
S - Soft nose with great integration. Black cherries, light roast coffee, caramel, fresh baked pumpernickel bread.
T - Similar profile to the nose. Warm black cherries and plums, soft coffee, cream, burnt caramel. Touch of copper in a dry cocoa and toasted almond finish.
M - Warm, smooth, creamy body with a medium frame.
O - Outstanding flavor and balance; the Blackwater Series never disappoints.
06-24-2013 01:04:22 | More by vfgccp
4.51/5 rDev +22.9%
Poured into snifter. Deep warm brown to black with a thick tan head that fades semi-quickly. Smells of coffee and roasted malt, but a bit smoother than you'd expect, and with a hint of the plum sweet smell at the end. Tastes almost more like a stout; the bitter roasted tastes are barely present. In their place is a full creamy mouthfeel, sweet caramel and chocolate with the bitter flavors barely coming in at the end before being snuffed out by slight dark fruit sweetness. I was almost hoping for more presence from the plum (although I wouldn't want this to be a fruit beer by any measure). Still, a great and unique beer from ST.
05-30-2013 00:27:08 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
4.45/5 rDev +21.3%
Served on tap in a goblet at the Rail House, Waverly NY. The plum in the name may scare some away from this imperial porter, but do not be afraid!. The plum is hardly noticeable in this richly brewed porter. Sinfully smooth. Dangerously easy to drink for a high abv.
07-23-2013 21:53:38 | More by AlanBurgess
4.4/5 rDev +19.9%
i found this at Moe's beer store ,Center st ,jupiter, fla
served in a malt glass
nice fine carbonation, decent lacing name implies fruit-malt
reminds me of my own homebrew ale
smells of coffee and barley malt.
1st taste malt,coffee, dry light bitter finish from coffee , no yeast fruit overtones or plums ..well anyway this is a good porter nothing overwhelming and quite good
i will add this to my list of ales as a "keeper"
The brewmeister hard at work on this one, nice subtle but there flavors and probably different for each review
07-04-2013 22:32:44 | More by ale1
4.35/5 rDev +18.5%
On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Almost black body, light beige head, moderate retention. Clear lacing. Aroma includes roasted malt, coffee, caramel sweetness, and a nice, fresh fruit flavor that I suppose I could describe as plum and maybe a hint of vanilla. Flavors on taste are similar to the aromas. There is no alcohol noted in the aroma or taste, VERY easy to drink for the abv. Very good beer and an interesting and tasty addition to the blackwater series.
06-04-2013 04:11:07 | More by KickbacksSteve
4.28/5 rDev +16.6%
I had this beer the other night, sitting on a rooftop restaurant (in such a setting, I'm more inclined to see everything in a more favorable light). I saw it on the menu and asked the waiter if it were good, or ridiculous garbage (c'mon, beer made with plums?). He brought me a sample and I was in. You can taste the plums in it, but more in the way wine might have plum notes (in other words, largely imaginary). The color reminds me of a patiently licked grape Tootsie-Pop nearing the center. I'll be getting this again and will, most assuredly, be trying their other beers.
10-01-2013 15:15:09 | More by seymourcox
4.26/5 rDev +16.1%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottling date of 05/01/13.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brownish black with a hint of ruby. Solid tree fingers of light tan head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.
Smell: A roasty and fairly sweet aroma of chocolate malts with fruity hints from the plum. Roasted malts with big hints of chocolate and coffee along with hints of toast, cream, caramel, toffee, smoke, and nuts. Big presence of dark fruits with hints of plums, prune, fig, and raisin. Slight hint of anise spice. Fairly earthy with some hops in the background. A pretty big and rich aroma. Smells pretty good.
Taste: Follows the aroma, a rich and dark taste of sweet chocolate malts and dark fruit. Dark roasted malts with a big taste of chocolate, coffee beans, and toasted bread along with notes of caramel, vanilla, toffee, cream, nuts, and some smoked malt. Big taste of dark fruits with notes of plums, prune, raisin, berries, and fig. Also some notes of molasses and anise licorice spice. Some bitter earthy hops are also in the background. A very good roasty and rich taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy, slick, and roasty. Finishes somewhat dry. Alcohol heat is masked well.
Overall: A very good take on a porter. Amped up dark roast flavors with a good dose of dark fruits.
07-13-2013 08:07:40 | More by MattyG85
Plum Noir from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.