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Bozone Plum St. Porter | Bozeman Brewing Company

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Bozone Plum St. PorterBozone Plum St. Porter

Brewed by:
Bozeman Brewing Company
Montana, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Plum St. Porter is named in honor of the unique Northeast neighborhood section of Bozeman, where the brewery is located. An eclectic and somewhat eccentric mixture of homes, businesses and art studios.

Plum St. Porter is a rich blend of six different malts including wheat, brown and chocolate for a velvety smooth texture. Full malt bodied with a deep dark coffee color and a subtle hop dryness to make this porter extremely enjoyable.

Added by Fabric8r on 10-06-2003

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Reviews by zhanson88:
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, close to pitch black. Only a hint of ruby red shows around the edges. About 1" of light khaki head forms, which has some staying power. Lacing is pretty good too.

Smell: Definitely a good amount of malts in this beer. I get some sweetness initially, followed by quite a bit of roast. Probably more roast than you will smell in most porters. Pretty good.

Taste: Quite a bit of sweetness up front, with some dark chocolate notes. Some good roast notes and coffee bitterness follows. Overall a very flavorful porter. It's sweeter than many you'll have, but there is enough roast and bitterness to balance it out.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is definitely on the light side, but it does drink smoothly enough. Probably the weak point of the beer. Overall, I liked it and would have it again for sure. Pretty solid.

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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #84 (Jan 2014):

While this might not be your typical full-bodied Robust Porter, as it lands on the dry side, it does pack a lot in for a mid-sized brew. The use of debittered-carafa & brown malts are well-showcased and definitely bring something special to the table here, though the firm hop character helps this Porter along.

STYLE: Robust Porter
ABV: 6.0%

LOOK: Patchy web-like tan lacing, inviting darkness

SMELL: Semisweet dark chocolate, burnt toast, faint black currants, chicory, mild esters

TASTE: Bold roastiness, carob, mild coffee, soft char, burnt raisins, slight roasted bitterness throughout, balanced hopping, toasted biscuits, mild fruity hoppiness; roasty, drying finish

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Photo of Fabric8r
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I think they have a winner here. Named after the street and area of town in Bozeman, MT the brewery is located. Ordered a pint of this after a meal at a local restaurant, since a nice dark beer serves as my desert while the Wife orders coffee and ice cream. Not as full of a mouth feel as a typical porter, and this one seemed sweeter than most. But absolutely loved it after the meal. The flavor was perfect at the time and the sweetness rounded out a wonderful meal. Still plenty of malt flavors, a hint of chocolate, not much hops, slightly fruity, resulting in the sweetness. I suggest it to others.

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Photo of AndyMueller
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of cgman1985
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShwarzAl3r
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can received as an extra in a recent trade.

This one pours a very dark brown, with a nice half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

This one smells pretty dry, cocoa powder, carob, some light char, and bitter roasted coffee.

This is a pretty tasty that almost feels like a dry stout in it's own way. Very dry, and somewhat bitter, with great char, bitter chocolate, cocoa powder, carob, slight hop bitterness, and roasted coffee grounds. It's nice that the sweetness is kept in check here. Good effort.

This is medium bodied, slightly thin- I wish the body was a little bit beefier, but it's still quite drinkable anyway.

A nice little porter from a brewery I had never heard of- always fun.

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Photo of MTfish
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks almost black with a small light brown head. Aroma is faint and smells of iced coffee and coco. Tastes of a light coffee with hints of sweet coco and strong roasted tones. Creamy with good carbonation and a slightly dry bitter finish. overall a decent porter that could be a little more full bodied to compete with others.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into a tulip.

Appearance is dark, with a small head that quickly disappears. Aroma is roasted malts and cocoa. Taste is similar, with a bit of hoppy bitterness. The body is appropriately light.

Overall, this is a porter that stands out from the crowd. It's got an interesting flavor, with enough character to make me want to drink this again ... and again. If this were available in Seattle, it would become a staple in my fridge.

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Solid porter
Malty dry sweet then wet bitter
A good companion to 70s James Brown
J Dilla
Boat tail rivieras
Japanese noir
Wild sheep in the badlands

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Photo of NodakEric
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of objectivemonkey
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass, pours a dark black brown with ok head, lacing is ok. Aroma is weak, hints of chocolate and roasted malt. Tastes kind of sweet actually, a good chocolate thing going on, and I can pick up the roasted malts, but is just more sweet than I was expecting, maybe from the wheat used?, and for a porter thats a bit odd. Mouth seems kind of thin, not too sure about this one. Though a bit on the sweet side, seems kind of average. A good drinker for sure, I might have this again if in the area. Then again, with all the local stuff to drink around here, probably not.

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Photo of The_Beanser
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional Porter. A wonderland of malts with dark notes of single origin chocolates, coffee and cream, and currant. Archetype porter.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of DarkUnity
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Zekenyce
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.76/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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