Plum Noir | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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598 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by CaptDavyJones on 05-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
598
Reviews:
120
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.97%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
35
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +33%

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5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Don't know why they discontinued this, it's awesome

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love southern tier and this is amazing

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of AdamBear
4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4.54/5  rDev +20.7%
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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4.51/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.41/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ale1
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Plum Noir from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 598 ratings.
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