hopscotch (10009) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours midnight black with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is a nice swirl of blueberry, coffee and chocolate. Full-bodied and creamy with prickly carbonation. Sweet, acrid and fruity. Chocolate, blueberry and coffee with decent bitterness. Surprisingly well-done. I’ll be drinking more of this. Underrated, I think.
eaglefan538 (2925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour was deep brown-black, nice choco colored head, lacing was decent on the way down. Aroma was full chocoalte, light roast, totally missed the blueberries, kids were upset they didn’t smell it either. The flavor was full chocolate, roast, and blueberries, which came on much stronger as it warmed. The mouthfeel was grainy, somewhat gritty even, a bit of a turnoff (think sand or something like that in the beer), adding in there a touch of a metallic taste.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A big fan of blueberry berry until the end of time. Pours pitch black, opaque colour with a tan head. Aromas strong of blueberries, and soft oats. Creamy mouthfeel, chocoaltey, coffee, oatmeal, and blueberries. Nice beer overall. very fun to sip on during the cold winter months.
Dorwart (2424) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2008
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thin light brown head of fine bubbles. Head dissipates quickly. Intense blueberry aroma with some roasted grains and a hint of chocolate malt. Kind of smells like the cereal Boo-berry. Color is a very dark brown. Nice and roasty flavor . Little bit dry and astringent. The blueberry flavor is no where near as intense as the aroma. Lots of roasted grains, dark chocolate and a bit of coffee. Finishes roasty and fruity. An interesting gimmick but not a good beer.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
THOUGHTS: Bought a six-pack of this and never thought I would finish it. I thought it was disgusting at first, but a few days later It really grew on me. I still don’t think it’s great, but it is good. I’m not even sure if I’m rating the right beer here, The one I had said it was 7.5% ABV and was described as an oatmeal, blueberry stout. I felt a little funny drinking this from a flute, but it did taste better in a flute than in an English pint glass. The more of it I drank, the more appealing it became. This was not a beer for the faint of heart.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark brown, that was nearly black in the glass with lots of red highlights and a small to average fizzy, light tan head that almost fully diminished and left fair to good lacing. The aroma was light burnt malt and maybe a hint of chocolate, but mostly blueberry. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly acidic, heavily bitter and slightly sour with a long duration. It started with sweet blueberries then moved toward sour and bitter ones with a little burnt malt.
bubbleflubber (1937) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black opaque pour, with a deep brown head that tames to a thin cap, leaving soapy lace. Aromas of fresh blueberries. Coffee, spices, blueberries and roasted malts in the flavor, with the spices really coming through in the finish. Pretty well integrated, but enough stout to possibly take it out of the "fruit beer" category. Almost porter-esque, if not for the heavy blueberry effervescence. Medium mouthfeel, almost wanting to be dry, but steering clear somehow. Not bad, but different.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. I enjoyed the AB version more. Pours a dark brown body. Aroma is blueberries, spices, and sweet malt. Flavor is blueberries and some sweet malt. A decent brew.
TheBeerGod (5500) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Near black pour. Small dense brown head. Aroma is very much blueberry and roasted malts. Maybe even some funky hand-soap (but not in a bad way). Taste is spicy with blueberry, roasted malts, cold coffee, and hint of cocoa. Body is medium but has some astringency due to the tart berries. Ends with more berry notes, more hand-soap (here it becomes a burden), some tartness, roasted malts and dark choco notes. Odd.
DocLock (8397) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours onyx with 3 fingers of light brown head that is very clingy, and great lacing. The nose is wonderful. like a handful of freshly picked blueberries, right down to that white peppery note, plus hints of dark roasty malt and cacao. The flavor is dark malty, with a solid natural blueberry flavor, plus some chocolate late. I loved this beer, and I plan on making it a regular spring/summer occupant of the DLBF.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown, almost black color with a beige head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is just what you would expect--some roasted and coffee flavors and lots of blueberries. As strong as the blueberry smell was, I was a little concerned, but the blueberry flavor in the beer was more subtle. In this case, the sweetness of the blueberry was there, but not overpowering. Just enough to do a nice job of complementing the stout beer. Could use a little more chocolate or coffee malt, but still solid. i’m not usually a fan of fruity beers, but I was very pleasantly surprised by this one.