gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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%.
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jezmez68 (380) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.