MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
jet black pour creme of wheat looking tan head dissapates a bit quickly but nice looking. smells of coccoa light blueberry cereal. Even palate good mouthfeel a little thinner than Iíd like in a stout. Flavor is a bit dry lactose coccoa and some blueberries in it as well.A good flavor but nothing amazing. Still probably the best fruit stout Iíve ever had.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in trade from Styles. The beer pours to a dark black color with a thin dark brown head. The aroma is blueberries and sweet milk chocolate truffles sprinkled in cocoa powder. Kinda reminds me of the sweet and delicious blueberry syrup we purchased in Michigan on a trip when I was a kid. The flavor is charcoally like a dry Brooklyn BCS mixed with blueberry syrup. 2 things I like very much. The palate is dry and smooth and charcoally. This is a pretty interesting brew!
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Santa! Very dark with dark tan head. Smells of, well, blueberries and other standard stout aromas. Thinner on the palate than most stouts. I thought it would be very fruity in the mouth, but itís mostly smoky. The blueberry adds a nice overtone to the smokiness that I really liked.
Ughsmash (6912) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to styles! Poured a highly viscous black with a short cap of caramel head. Quite excellent aroma of rich, roasted chocolate, coffee, and blueberries (started out with sour notes, but morphed into a fresh basket as it approached room temp). Chocolate hit the tastebuds first, yielding to bitter coffee roast and a hint of the fresh berries. Smooth, yet rather light on the palate (esp. compared with the thick pour)... roasty finish with blueberries. Interesting and very well-crafted brew!
ogglethorp (916) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. One of my most pleasant surprises of í05. Wasnít expecting this to be sooo good. Pours a pitch black body with a dark tan head. Moderate lacing as it went down. Exceptional blueberry, chocolate, roasted malt aroma whacks you in the face. Just enough blueberry flavor to know itís there, along with chocolate and toasty malt goodness. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy. What I liked best is that the aroma would lead you to belive this would be an overly sweet artificially flavored beer, but that couldnít be farther from the truth. A winner for sure.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade with Sully, thanks man. Pours out a deep black color wiht a decent sized darker head. The aroma is of blueberries and roasted malt. Taste is very good, never would have thought of blueberries in a stout, but it was good. Taste of fruit, chocolate and some roasty malt, very smooth and creamy on the palate. A very interesting beer!
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle via trade with SuIIy - Thanks Mike! - Pours black with a creamy mocha head that laces very well down the glass. Aroma is a smooth mix of chocolate, coffee, and that blueberry. Very nice aroma. Flavor is an interesting and quite delicious blend of blueberries and chocolate/coffee stout goodness. Amazing how well the two flavors go together. Palate is smooth creamy and full bodied. A beautiful creamy mouthfeel. This is some very nice stuff..
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appears a black color with a thick tan head that refuses to yield. Lots of scattered thick tan lacing all over the glass.
Smell is odd with a funky dark roast coffee and blueberries. A mild bit of medicinal nonsense coming through that isnít overly appealing but the pleasantries buried in the back of this one keep me intrigued.
Taste is sweet with blueberries, roasty, rich, with creaminess coming through.
Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, fully bodied, along with the blueberry sweetness lingering.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Sully. Pours a black color with an off-white (reddish tinged) head. the aroma reminds me of fresh blueberry pancakes (and made me crave the pancakes) with hints of coffee. The flavor is odd, the combination of strong roastiness and equally strong freshly cooked blueberries seemed to contrast each other at first, but upon enjoying more, it really seemed to grow on me.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer very much resembles an Impy. Pours very thick and oily and solid black with a dark tan head. Chocoalty nose with some mild fruit, blueberries I presume. The flavor was sweet blueberries, you know, the big ones, with sweet milk chocolate coming around about halfway through to really make this one enjoyable. Creamy/oily palate. Thanks to Sully for this better than expexted stout!!