Bozone Plum St. Porter | Bozeman Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
42 Ratings
Bozone Plum St. PorterBozone Plum St. Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bozeman Brewing Company
Montana, United States
bozemanbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
8.48%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Libeertarian
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark red-hued brown, mostly opaque. Creamy sandy/muddy brown head of great retention. Incredibly roasty smelling brew. Touch of chocolate and coffee, but the main thing here is meat, specifically ham or bacon. But not in a way that disgusts, but that genuinely entices. Palate is nuttier and sweeter along the lines of toffee and a little bit of dark fruit, and smoky rather than meaty. Hops are subdued but on the sides of tongue I detect that they are there is a bit of an earthiness, and then there is a leathery and tobacco-like afterbreath. Body is just into full territory, medium level of carbonation, mostly soft and smooth, some tingliness as it is sloshed around. Only moderately astringent.

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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 toti1972
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 2GOOFY
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Undated can at 42 degrees into shaker
From a trade with @JayWhitson
Aroma weak - chocolate
Head large (Six cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy with rocks, diminishing to an eight to 17 mm irregular creamy layer
Lacing fair – partial curtains of tiny to small bubbles
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor begins with a big hit of bitter chocolate, no roasted malt, ends bitter; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 4, Overall 3.5

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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 elliott1184
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kevin67
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAdvocate
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%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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 sporklift87
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dang, this is a real good porter. i always love when i have a beer from some tiny little brewery form out of state that i am real unfamiliar with, and it turns out to be amazing. this is one of those great success stories, and i think it would stack up against any of the great american porters in my book, like odells cut throat, or the smuttynose robust porter. this is every bit as good as those, with its own unique styling. its real dark in color, more than dark chocolate, almost blacktop looking, and the head is creamy and dishsoapy in its bubble height. i smell overly intense coffee, self cleaning oven generic char, and a richer middle malt, crystal and sweet. there are some hops too, which makes this american despite the yeast profile. it was real cool to drink this beer at the bullmans pizza place in billings. couldnt ask for a nicer crew of people, more dedicated to the food, and interested in the beer. great recommendation on this one, and honestly one of the better beers i have had from the state of montana. frankly one of the more delicious and drinkable porters i can recall, certainly the best one in a can i can think of at this moment. shocked how good this one is.

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

Photo of LoganMc
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DarkUnity
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of beergoot
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark, black body with a bare wisp of a head. The smell combines a woody, chocolate, and faintly smokey aroma to draw you in. Roasted and charred grain flavors; coffee; subtle bitterness. Medium-heavy body; semi dry finish.

Flavor and aroma more than make up for a mediocre appearance. Rich and robust and very enjoyable.

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Photo of neckbeered
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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Bozone Plum St. Porter from Bozeman Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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