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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A full bodied stout made with all malted barley and blueberry. Flavors of chocolate, roast malt and light blueberry make up the palate with lots of fruity blueberry aroma.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2007
From bottle, courtesy of wheninhell, thanks Andy! Medium black pour with tan ring. Nose is light bitter chocolate and blueberry pie, the fake kind. Flavor follows with more of the canned blueberry in the finish. Dry, smooth palate that is a little thin and a blueberry tart that keeps showing up. Very interesting and all-in-all, pretty good use of blueberry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Opaque black with a thin, crema-colored head. Pouring yields the aroma of fresh blueberries, for sure. Second inspectoin yields more blueberries, caramel, nicely roasted malt, light coffee, molasses, cocoa and a hint of woody spice. The body is big and smooth; it’s been a while since I’ve had a stout and this feels good going down. The first sip shows loads of roasted malt character. Nice roasted/burnt bitterness to balance the sweet malt and the subtle blueberry fruit. The cocoa, malt, coffee and caramel are really nice and compliment the fruit well. I’ve been leary of this for some time, wondering what blueberry and stout tasted like togther, but this was really nice. The fruit is subtle, but it adds depth and a unique character to maek something special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 19, 2007
12 oz bottle with gputty. Black with a brown head. Strong, sweet black coffee and softchocolate aromas with a light, sweet blueberry puree quality. A bit thin, but with a liveliness not common to a stout. Flavor follows the nose, the berries more pronounced after fully warming. Blueberry and chocolate finish. Pleasant suprise!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Utterly opaque black. Very fine dark brown head sits and stays at a solid quarter inch. Nose is a touch of wild blueberry over coffee and brown bread. The whole is quite well-intergrated, and nothing is over-the-top. Medium in the mouth with the bready malt leading over dark chocolate and a touch of coffee. Initially, the blueberry comes across more as a fruity element of the chocolate component, but comes more to the fore (sorry, bad Dark Horse pun) at the finish. Its never obtrusive, and its a quality blueberry flavor - not the nasty taste of supermarket blueberries. Nice crisp body cuts through the richness of the malt and keeps the beer on its toes. Very nice bottle-conditioned mouthfeel. The restraint of the fruitiness, and the level of integration make this an easy one to down. Great job!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Bottle in trade. Man o’ man this thing was very dark, poured her hard and got very little head. Blueberry? I am so glad that the "fruit" was not a major part of thie but rather a team player which allows this to be more complex with some very rich roasted malt thing sgoing on.Thick on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Bottle from Secret Santa....Blueberry aroma along with some chocolate also. Black with small tan creamy head. Blueberry’s witha mils sweet malt at first. Fruityness subsided a bit then the creamy rich chocolate flavor in the middle. Got a malty sweet shot of blueberry on the last gulp. Dry frutiy chocolate left on palate. Being a Badgers fan had to pick one from the fridge to toast the Gators thumping of those Buckeye’s.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2007
On tap at ashleys and later had from the bottle. Pours black witha thin brown head. Aroma was of some chocolate and straight blueberries. I didnt think someone could get this fruit of an aroma in a beer. Flavor had a light bitterness followed by some roastiness and maybe a touch of bitter or sourness probably from a little taste of coffee. Good mouthfeel and body. Definitely my fav stout under 5%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Black motor oil pour. Nice blueberry presence in aroma. Blueberry taste on the front but quickly disappears in the finish. More coffee presence in the taste than blueberry. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Pours black with a medium brown head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is roasted coffee with a hint of blueberry. Medium palate with low carbonation. Roasted coffee falvor with a light blueberry presence--which I’m happy doesn’t overrun the taste. Slight yeast flavor mixed in. Solid stuff.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jezmez68 (380) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Slight blueberry taste, does not overpower the stout, not a fruity beer. Nice, beautiful dark color, dark foam, very light head. Great blueberry scent. They could use some work on the label art. What do they do, get the local patrons of the brew pub to draw a doodle and put it on the bottle? This is a good stout.


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