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Plum Noir - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 19
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: CaptDavyJones on 05-08-2013

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Bighuge
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of avalon07
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was an inch of tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A slightly muted aroma of malt, dark fruit, and coffee.

T: Tasted of the advertised plums, a hint of coffee, malt, and light chocolate. A bit on the thin side here. A little underwhelming.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not a bad flavor, but certainly uneven. Worth a shot, though.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of vfgccp
4.54/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Gmann
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a near black color with a frothy toasted khaki colored head that settles into a solid ring.

The aroma is of a toasted pumpernickel with a steely caramel sweetness. Some light woody notes and hints of char. Not picking much plum in the aroma.

The taste is of a smooth roasted malt, a bit nutty. Light toasted notes. A brown sugar and caramel sweetness. Some woody flavors. Again not really picking up any plums. It's a nice porter though.

Moderate feel with active carbonation. Nice balance between sweet and an earthy malt bitterness.

A pretty tasty porter but not overly complex. The plums don't seem to come out unless there are crazy smooth and mixes well with the malt.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of MadScientist
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: An exceedingly dark beer with good clarity. The head is quick to settle to a thin cap of fine tan bubbles.

S: A fresh fruit aroma with overripe plums a touch of oranges and a light resinous hops type aroma in the background. There is are some chocolate notes hanging out with a slight caramel malt sweetness.

T: A medium chocolate flavor blends with an overripe plum flavor and is countered by a medium hops bitterness. There is also a slightly lower citrus hops flavor mingling with the more prominent flavors. A moderate malt sweetness. The balance is abut even with a medium finish and an aftertaste of plums, chocolate and citrusy hops.

M: A medium-full bodied beer with a medium carbonation a light warmth on the palate.

O: A fruit, chocolate beer with a fair amount of sweetness but balanced by some bitterness. This is the sort of beer that reminds me that there a wonderful fruit beers to be had; there is a balance between the plum flavor and the imperial porter and a damn fine one at that.

Plum Noir from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.