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RATINGS: 950   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2007
Aquired via trade with Styles. As soon as I popped the cap it was instant blueberry and malt aroma and just maybe a touch of smoke. Sort of smells like blueberry pancakes with syrup. Pours black with a faint tan head. Flavor for some reason is quite spicy. Also roasted malts, burnt blueberry. Sure is different.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 3, 2007
via trade with wheninhell - the only thing lacking in this fantastic brew is a nice thick head so it looks as good as it tastes. for such a low alcohol brew, its definitely not lacking for anything else. lots of body, lots of flavor. the aroma smells like breakfast in the morning...blueberry pancakes/muffins and coffee in the air. the flavor is very similar. blueberry up front with some roasted malt and chocolate in the finish. like i said earlier, like having your blueberry muffin with your coffee in the morning.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2007
Pours pitch oil black with almost no head. The blueberries are definitely dominant in the smell, mixed in with the typical stout characters, chcoclate, dark malts, roastiness, etc. Taste has some blueberry in it for sure, but not as heavy as in the nose. Mixes pretty well with the rest of the stout characteristics. I think blueberry is a great fruit to incorporate into a stout. Very thick and nice mouthfeel, slightly bitter finish, but overall solid brew.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lewis13 (49) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Bottle...incredible blueberry aroma, does not carry through as much to the palate. Nice creamy stout for the backbone.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2007
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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2367) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2007
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2007
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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tranum (34) - delafield, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2007
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2007
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 doesn’t detract. I continue to be impressed with Dark Horse.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2007
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 I’ve had so far.


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