lewis13 (49) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle...incredible blueberry aroma, does not carry through as much to the palate. Nice creamy stout for the backbone.
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to ogglethorp. Poured black with no light coming through and no head, just a thin tan oil slick cover. Aromas of roasted coffee, chocolate and blueberry. Very nice flavors, lots of coffee with the background blueberry. As it warmed in my snifter, the roasty coffee flavor really picked up and the blueberry faded. Excellent mouthfeel, slick and creamy with a good finish. A ver nice beer.
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle thanks to BigErn, thanks a lot Sean. A bit of sludge on the inside of the mouth, nice. As I pop the cap I can smell blueberry, I like. Poured completely black with zero clarity throughout the pour. No head and just a tad of brown lacing. Aroma is moderate with light stout roastiness, light coffee, and a sweet berry aroma that comes in at the end. Taste is a bit empty at the start but the light roastiness kicks in near the end with a perfect sweet blueberry aftertaste. Low bitterness and average carbonation. Downsides: a bit thin and not enough initial flavor. The blueberry is just how I would want it but I would like a fuller stronger stout in general, still very good though.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Romans. Black body, dark tan head. Strong blueberry aroma with a roasty chocolate background. Again big blueberry flavor with a good sweet stout backing. Very natural blueberry flavor; good beer.
tranum (34) - delafield, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really loved this beer. Pours a dark purple with a very small head. Hints of blueberry in the taste but not overwhelming. actually the blueberry flavoring is just perfect. I also taste hints of chocolate. Also the smell is wonderful. It smells like blueberry juice.
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Impenetrable purple brown with a dying crema head. Blueberries rise up even as i pour. Closer, more blueberries with a trace of pink grapefruit. Expecting a fruit beer i was pleasantly surprised to find a rugged stout. Begins a bit fizzy. Dark chocolate and coffee melt away leaving grape Nehi and grapefruit zest. Smooth, medium body. Dry finish with light berry. Fruit flavor is there but doesnít detract. I continue to be impressed with Dark Horse.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with a moderate tan head. Slightly fruity aroma, but it also has a sweet roasty, almost nutty smell. Pretty thin mouthfeel, which was disappointing. Blueberry taste is there, but way in the background. The finish is slightly roasty. The thin mouthfeel and muted flavors are at odds with the Dark Horse brews Iíve had so far.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head that turns tan as the head develops and sustains itself. Smells strongly of blueberries initially, but they seem to drop off and disappear after the initial pour. Smells of coffee, cocoa, pepper and some dark fruit as the beer settles and warms. Tastes of chocolate, coffee and spices. Blueberry flavor is there, but is very subtle and easy to overlook. Finishes slightly metallic with subtle spice and chocolate. Even though this isnít as blueberry as Iíd like it to be, it has a lot of depth and is very enjoyable for a dry stout.
EithCubes (4704) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2007 Bottle. Loads of blueberry aroma mixed in with a hearty amount of dry roast and lesser chocolate. Opaque, motor oil body with an extremely dark brown and volatile ephemeral head. Taste is predominately a dry roast but the strong blueberry is blended in nicely and plays quite a role in the aftertaste, which is also very dry and chocolatey with notes of toffee and gritty roast. Big cheers to DH for achieving such a natural blueberry taste - well-integrated and as far from cloying as is possible. Bittersweet with moderate, stouty carbonation. Smooth, fullish body. Very robust flavor for its abv. A well-conceived and well-executed experiment ... one of the more interesting beers Iíve had this year.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this beer was a rather good stout with good amounts of roastiness overlaid with an appropriate amount of blueberry fruit. All in all, I thought it quite good, but I was not totally blown away by it.
I had this beer on draft at Romanís.
It was a dark black color, completely opaque. Head was nude-pantyhose tan, with a hint of blue in some of the larger bubbles. Aroma was toasted malt and blueberries. Taste is a decent amount of "burned pizza crust" (which I dig) with an appropriate amount of blueberry flavor. I wouldnít think fruitiness and toastiness would play well together, yet they do. Mouthfeel is quite dry and good. Definitely recommended.