ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Blueberry isn’t one of my favorite additions to beer, but this is a good example. Not much in the taste, mostly in the aroma. Chocolate overwhelms, a nice dessert beer.
Bacterial (1523) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Stouts. Thick dark pour with a tan, slight bluish hue, head. Nose is roasted malts and blueberry. Nice subtle blueberry taste. Medium heavy mouthfeel. Really nice .
Torrefacto (533) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color negro, espuma beige. Aromas de cereal dulce, café y tostados. Cuerpo medio y textura melosa, de inicio tiene un dulzor entre tostado y afrutado que pasa a un amargor final seco y acafetado bien equilibrado. Muy buena.
rouhlas (79) - GREECE - MAY 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle at home. Black with small nice beige-brown head. Aroma is not so intense at the beginning but it gets better when the beer gets warmer. Roasted malty, some chocolate and coffee and definitely berries. Taste is better. Sweet, you get chocolate at the beginning, then becomes fruity, berries yes and it finishes with bitter coffee. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter long finish. Very nice!!
Habanero (2580) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours black with an average brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and blueberries. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An excellent stout.
jcnielsen (2058) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Oatmeal, blueberry, milky, sweet aromas. Blueberry, creamy, milk, light roasty flavors. Pretty tasty.
Svesse (6076) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, milky coffee, roasted oatmeal, blueberries and a touch of tar. Malty, fruity taste with notes of coffee, blueberries, soft roasted malt and chocolate in a finish with a balanced bitterness. More than medium body, with soft and mellow mouthfeel. A slight sweetness coming through. Tasty and very well balanced. Very nice.
ej (695) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 7,5% Pours close to black producing an inch of thick and creamy looking dark-tanned head. Aroma of coffee. chocolate, roasted malts and berries. Taste is moderate roast, chocolate and coffee. Quite bitter finish, but there is some sweetness also. I don’t know if I would have picked up the blueberries in a blind tasting, but when you know it’s there you get some sense of it. Full bodied with soft co2.
nilsas (1350) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mørk brun farge. Brun ring langs kant. Duft av kaffe, bek og lakris. God smak av bek og kaffe.
chinchill (1808) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a Fat Cat pint glass. The bottom of the empty bottle was black due to a layer of sediment. Pours opaque black with a small, creamy, light brown head that retains well. Coats of lacing left behind after each tilt of the glass.
Aroma: Dark roasted grains; baked blueberries; blueberry syrup; coffee; dark chocolate.
Taste: Blueberry and dark roasted grains of about equal strength complement each other. This stout has a light and well-chosen sweetness despite dark chocolate and coffee notes. Alcohol is very well hidden.
Feel: Creamy and full body with soft medium-low carbonation.
O: Not quite as delicious as Shipyard’s Smashed Blueberry, this stout does have an ample blueberry components and nicely balanced flavors.