Plum Noir - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -3.8%
22oz (bottled 5/2/2013) into a tulip. Pours a deep brown w/ a 1-finger khaki head, minimal lacing.
Aroma is equal parts roasty and fruity. Pronounced sweet plum aroma.
Taste follows nose. Mild roast, sweet plums, hint of chocolate.
Mouthfeel is balanced and medium bodied.
Overall, better than average but nothing exceptional here.
08-18-2013 06:31:34 | More by draheim
3.68/5 rDev +0.3%
a - poured a one finger thick creamy, coffee-colored head into a goblet. the body was a dark brown with red edges.
s- roast and chocolate the overwhelming aromas.
t - roasty, burnt, with some plum sweetness.
m - creamy and medium mouthfeel.
o - solid porter but i had high expectations so i was a little underwhelmed.
08-15-2013 15:29:43 | More by GPHarris
3.81/5 rDev +3.8%
Not a bad beer, but not outstanding either. Fairly light for an imperial porter, and at 8% I'd expect a bit more heft. It's also surprisingly dry, and even a bit dusty, and gets a little thin in the finish. There is also just a bare hint of plums here, so it depends what you're looking for in that regard. I would have liked a bit more plum. Here you get a hint of the juice and the sour skins way at the end. There are some fairly nice roasty flavors, and a touch of spice and chocolate. The nose does have some more plum, and between that and the tantalizing hint you get from the late finish, you get a hint of what this beer could have been- particularly if the porter flavors were more Baltic in style.
08-15-2013 00:44:24 | More by Georgiabeer
3.76/5 rDev +2.5%
A - Extremely dark black with hints of red, completely opaque. One finger of dark creamy head. Decent lacing.
S - Sweet with cherry notes, like a Belgian. Strong hints of coffee or chocolate.
T - Lighter than expected, with a bit of sweetness on the tongue, and strong bitter chocolate/burnt coffee on the mid-tongue. Only a slight hint of cherry and sourness. Reasonable but not perfect balance, with each flavor fighting for dominance on every sip.
M - Medium-full. It seems surprisingly light on first, but it easily fills the mouth, taking on a full, chewy body. Nice residue, good oils, and no unpleasant aftertaste; the coffee, in particular, lingers in a pleasant fashion.
O - This is a very pleasant mix of a coffee stout and some Belgian-style sweetness. I find it much more drinkable than the heavy stouts that are in vogue right now, while maintaining the same character and flavor profile. Definitely give it a try if you're into porters or stouts.
08-13-2013 20:27:16 | More by Roguer
3.95/5 rDev +7.6%
The appearance was quite black, dark plum maybe? Onyx or opal it glowed with a nifty radiance. The head was thin though and slightly off white.
The head was chocolatey, chalky and coffee driven. Dry malts or Graham cracker mixed with powdered chocolate.
The taste was hot with peppery spice. Dry malt, chocolatey malts, grain, coffee, and earthy tones ride through a strangely non-plum like experience. The taste is quite good but heavy for a bombers worth so a 12 ounce draft is perfect for what is a a very interesting beer.
08-12-2013 01:25:27 | More by KYGunner
4/5 rDev +9%
A - black with a tall, brown head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing on the glass
S - the plums coming through nicely, some sugary fruit notes, a hint of chocolate, a hint of cream
T - big chocolate malt presence, plums, sugary burnt caramel notes, hints of charcoal, very faint bitter finish
M - medium to full bodied, well carbonated
This is a pretty decent beer. I give them credit for getting the plums to come through as much as they did in the face of the big chocolaty malt. I like the burnt caramel notes that come through towards the end of the sip. I like this quite a bit.
08-12-2013 01:08:28 | More by tdm168
2.79/5 rDev -24%
Pours a dark brown with a fine tan sheet over the top. Smells of plum, quick chocolate cocoa powder, some soil, some black olive. Flavor is fruity with a dimatap character. Some dust, some cocoa, some bitterness and a mint in the background. Not really impressive. Medium bodied with a silky feel and a nice off dry finish - feel of this beer is really good. Overall, nothing special.
08-11-2013 04:16:18 | More by harrymel
Plum Noir from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.