Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Warm up your holiday season with this rich chocolate oatmeal stout brewed with English hops and blueberries. This winter seasonal is balanced with Kent Goldings and cascade hops, 7.9% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dorwart (2535) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2008
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 donít think itís great, but it is good. Iím not even sure if Iím 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubbleflubber (2159) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2008
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. iím not usually a fan of fruity beers, but I was very pleasantly surprised by this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2008
Pours a dark, slightly transparent, plum-brown color. A foamy, light brown head leaves behind sudsy sheets of lacing that mostly rejoin the body, with some jagged flares that remain. The nose is quite fruity, showing notes of blueberry, plum, and even a touch of boysenberry. Roasty coffee and a bit of bakerís chocolate complete the aroma. Flavors are roasty and bittersweet, as the aforementioned fruity elements clash starkly with the coffee and the bitter chocolate. Unlike Dark Horse Tres, a truly great blueberry stout, this one just seems to be severely lacking in integration. Medium bodied and highly carbonated, this one finishes prickly and peppery when cold, but smoothing out considerably as it warms. The oatmeal really helps to smooth things out. Its not horrible, but its also far from great. Bumping up the chocolate malt bill would help this one out tremendously.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2008
12oz bottle. Very deep brown, nearly opaque, with a moderate sized brown head. Aroma was a nice balance between roasted chocolate malt and sweetness of berries. Flavor was dark chocolate up front, which was soon joined by the blueberries, contributing as little sweetness, as well as bitterness and some pepper. Sweet berry finish. Better than I expected.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 32 33 34  35  36 37 38

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50