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Plum Noir - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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519 Ratings
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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 14
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CaptDavyJones on 05-08-2013)
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-12-2013 11:55:48 | More by rkcrozier
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-12-2013 06:52:01 | More by JSchock7
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured on draft into a snifter

A- has an opaque black color. With a nice head retention and thick lacing all around the glass. Head has a dark tan color...very nice.

S- has a roasted malt kind of smell with a hint of plum...

T- taste is sweet up front with a dry roastiness, hints of plum on the tongue after I swallow. Nice flavor overall.

M- prickly on the tongue with a dryness upon swallowing. Does have a smoothness when I lick my lips after swallowing. Lingers on the palete.

O- overall a great porter. Has all the perks of a dark roasts American porter, but with a slight plum flavor hidden deep within the brew...I dig it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2013 02:03:43 | More by Budinetz
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter glass, why? because the bottle said so.

Appearance: A very dark brown, sounds simple and that's exactly what it is. Head within the first pour got a little high, I would say a notch over a finger's length coming off a light tan.

Smell: Light fruit scent with a touch of malt. Smells good but almost no nose to it.

Taste: When you take the first gulp it isn't hard to see that there is a lot going on with this brew. A fruity sweet with a shot of dark chocolate creating a smooth bitterness. I take it for what it is but there is definitely room for improvement.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, light stickiness though.

Overall: Not a bad beer at all. Not a bad beer to pair with dessert or if not use it to replace your dessert. If your like the idea of chocolate covered strawberries this brew might be perfect for you, for me...I think I am going to shoot for something a little more my speed. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 23:40:25 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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freemanj

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-11-2013 17:10:06 | More by freemanj
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shand

Florida

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Plum Noir is another solid entry in Southern Tier's Blackwater Series. The nose isn't very great, providing sharp alcohol, fruit, and roast. The taste is much better, with a nice dark fruit presence over roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate. Besides the slightly off nose, Plum Noir is a tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 01:56:05 | More by shand
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itchytasty

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-10-2013 12:41:29 | More by itchytasty
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-10-2013 08:08:00 | More by billbeers
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MrBoh

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-09-2013 21:13:22 | More by MrBoh
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lostandwandering

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-09-2013 20:41:47 | More by lostandwandering
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9%

06-09-2013 20:28:16 | More by liamt07
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Retta123

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-09-2013 19:43:49 | More by Retta123
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bonkers

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

06-09-2013 15:43:18 | More by bonkers
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Grinky

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

06-09-2013 03:26:04 | More by Grinky
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PStriedl

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-08-2013 20:42:58 | More by PStriedl
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-08-2013 15:37:38 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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jreindl

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-08-2013 14:26:31 | More by jreindl
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-08-2013 12:14:59 | More by CCutch
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

06-08-2013 12:08:29 | More by Dactrius
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rcjennings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

06-08-2013 03:04:48 | More by rcjennings
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $8.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

DOB 05/01/13.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a smallish, short-lived, ecru head.

Smell: Sweetened espresso, cacao nibs, walnut, molasses, black peppercorns, and a hint of smokiness enveloped in the engaging plum aroma.

Taste: Coffee-toned roasted maltiness with a lush layer of molasses, charred walnuts, and bittersweet chocolate with a tiny wisp of acrid smoke. The maltiness and upfront sweetness is cut by the slightly tart-ish Italian plum fruit character. At times it intermingles with the malts, hinting at something along the lines of a black cherry cola, at other times it slides ahead giving a hint, when the alcohol warmth and a peppery spiciness is felt, a bit like a mulled wine. Peppery, sweetish, warming, fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body, a bit chewy. Medium carbonation.

Overall: With it's moderate (though not disproportionate) plum character set against a richly malty amped up porter it's a tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 02:56:06 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9%

06-08-2013 02:26:48 | More by jfcaa193
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

06-08-2013 00:07:23 | More by GennyCreamAle
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-07-2013 14:06:33 | More by tdmccarthy
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srgj88

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-07-2013 02:52:41 | More by srgj88
Plum Noir from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.