SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black. Small brown head. Looks intense. Aroma is big blueberry, roasty chocoffee, malt, and dough. Flavor is the same with a bitter finish. Full, rich, smooth body. Excellent stout.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, thanks Pailhead) Used motor oil body topped by small brown head. Aroma is moderately sweet, blueberry, cocoa. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, blueberry, light roast. Finishes with some roasty coffee, but not particularly bitter. Smooth medium body.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep black in color with a nice tan head. Very nice blueberry aroma. Lots of bluberries in the nose. Flavor is malty and fruity. Chocolate and caramel notes. Finish is blueberry like. Medium bodied. Nice beer, Enjoyable.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 Black with a thick but short lived tan head. I havenít smelled blueberries this rich since my last IHOP trip. Taste is really full with the fresh berries with some chocolate behind it. Some cigar flavor in there also.
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thankyou SuIIy for this delicious beer. Pours super super dark. Nose is chocately with hints of blueberries. The taste is like chocalate covered blueberries with a coffee aftertaste. Not very thick either. Very delicious beer.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Kevin (Pailhead): Mostly opaque dark brown with a small, thick & creamy light brown head. The aroma is fresh juicy blueberries, light coffee notes, black current, dark roasted malt. Taste is a nicely balanced blend of juicy blueberries and dark roasted malts, with a hint of caramel, coffee, cocoa powder, and light vinous grapes. Medium-full bodied, definitely feels pretty easy to drink, moderate-medium carbonation, finishes lightly chalky with notes of blueberries, baked grains, and roasted malt. Nice balance of flavors here.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick pour, opaque and inky black in appearance with a barren expanse of nothing for the head. Aroma elicits an audible "hell yeah," defined by blueberry mocha java, black currant, burnt rubber, dark chocolate and a hint of boysenberries. More easy going flavor than the nose would indicate. Tart, thawing, juicy blueberries with a dark chocolate cocoa powder complexion. Blackberry jam joins a lactic, dark roasted cafe treat. Some singed black cherry traits as well. Medium bodied and slickly expansive. Mild vinous complexity hints as its ability to shine for some time. Beautiful finish of artisan coffee grinds and chocolate blueberry muffins. Big thanks to Styles for this one!
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to secret santa for this one. The pour is so damn black it makes dark lord look like a pussy-seriously this is one of the darkest stouts out there. I could have sworn this one was going to be 10% with how dark it was. Relaly nice long lasting creamy brown head and good lacing. Aroma is very very strong with fresh blueberries. I can smell it from at least 2 feet away. Upon further inspection the aroma also has some chocolate and a bit of roasted malts. Flavor has tons of chocolate malt, a bit of roasted barley and a ton of blueberries. FInish is a bit tart but mostly smooth. This beer is awesome. Still confused how this beer is so dark and yet so smooth....
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with a creamy tan head that fades quickly. The aroma is big, roasty and smokey, chocolate, coffee and molases compliment the blueberries in the nose. The flavor starts out with roasted coffee, smoke and chocolate before blueberries show up mid-sip, the end is mostly blueberries. The finish is long and dry, with roasted bitterness. This is a nice stout, it could certainly start up on its own. The blueberries are component of the flavor, as opposed to dominating it. Well done.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a black body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. Itís slightly sweet and malty with a slight blueberry note and a touch of roasty coffee notes. Full bodied and smooth.