Short's Smugglin' Plums Sweet Stout | Short's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

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Added by CortexBomb on 03-21-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Zaphog
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TCgoalie
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of knight84
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: black with maroon highlights, almond-white head.
Nose: roasty, fruity, coffee, dark chocolate and plumbs. Nice complexity.
Taste: malty sweet, slight dry herbal hop finish, lots of plumbs, and dark chocolate
Pretty drinkable, a nice solid beer from Short's; reminds me of what I was hoping for from the DH tres blueberry stout.

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Photo of CortexBomb
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smugglin' Plums is what I would term a good, middle of the road fruit stout. The beer pours standard stout black with a light white head on top. The nose is mainly dark fruit centred, though hints of roast are also present.

The flavour is an interesting mix between standard, middle-of-the-road stout with a dark Belgian: the beer has a strong dark fruit tinge from the plums, but it also has the roast and coffee flavours that one would expect from a stout.

The mouthfeel is about average for a lighter ABV stout, ditto the drinkability: as far as fruit stouts go this one is pretty drinkable, but it's not something I would want to have on every trip to the bar.

The bottom line: Smugglin' Plums is an interesting stout variation by Short's. Dark fruits, like the plums here, seem like a natural fit for the big roast / malt character of a stout, and the pairing is enjoyable. The beer isn't suitable for every day drinking, and would probably be better as an after-dinner dessert than as a bar main course, but I like it.

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Short's Smugglin' Plums Sweet Stout from Short's Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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