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RATINGS: 1090   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldMrCrow (2376) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bottle.

ours dark as india ink, making me wonder about the ABV until I tasted it. That flavor isn’t actually all that bad - the blueberries are relatively subtle there until you get to the finish, where you do get too much blueberry. But goodness, the aroma: canned blueberry syrup like what you’d get at Waffle House. This one totally doesn’t work for me. There’s some nice bitter chocolate tones in there, but man....it’s a blueberry mess. Huge disappointment.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Surprisingly good. I normally find fruity beers to be a bit of a mess. This one though has all the power of a stout and the hint of blueberries goes well with the malty goodness. Pours midnight black and smells of chocolate and blueberries. The taste is slightly bitter with malt and a bit of blueberry fruit. The finish is long and strong.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Black in color with a thin to non-existent head. The nose is filled with dark chocolate, blueberry preserve...and that’s about it. Medium to full-bodied with good concentration and quite syrupy, it’s hard to believe this is only 4.5% alcohol! In the mouth the chocolate and blueberry are again quite prominent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8898) - Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with asmaller tan head that disappears leaving a creamy crown. The aroma has roasted malts, dark chocolate, some coffee notes, and a blueberry inspired fruitiness. The flavor is a mix of roasted malt and blueberry up front. Mid to late it becomes more roasted, dark chocolate, and light coffee. There is a moderate sweetness throughout, with bitterness becoming more prominent at the end. Smooth and medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Black pour, with an impressive tan lace - the aroma is an interesting mixture of roasted malts, anise, blueberry, and espresso (but it works) - the body and flavor is that of a roasty cream stout, with strong coffee bitterness, light cream sweetness - this sweetness works well with what little blueberry flavor is apparent (mostly up front, as it fades on the back end) - the bitterness becomes a little much, though, as it gets a little ashy - not one of their best stouts, but an interesting one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6722) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Black with a light brown head. Wow, incredible aroma of fresh sweet, plump blueberries with roasted malts. Silky smooth and medium bodied. Great flavor is super fresh juicy sweet blueberry with chocolatety blackened malts. The berry flavor here is perfect; not too sweet nor mild. This is like dipping fresh blueberries in chocolate sauce, awesome brew !

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours black with a small chocolate head. Awesome aromas of chocolate, blueberry, and toffee. The light blueberry flavor was just right, balanced by a heavy malt presence and a tiny bit of hops.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nmouncey (7) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2008 does not count
Very dark in color, like dark treacle. Very little blueberry flavour, just enough to provide a small degree of fruity sweetness at the end. Perhaps a little medicinal in taste but overall very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Nice blueberry nose, the flavor of blueberry is very muted in this dry stout. Thx to whomever brought it to noogfest 08

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours a black body and a thin off white head with some minor ruby brown hues. Aroma and flavor is sweet blueberry pie, a little etoh, sweet bitter chocolate malt and a touch of blueberry. The finish is a nice blueberry flavor.


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