elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Dragonstout. Pours a dark brown with no head. Aroma is of course blueberry. Tastes of bitter blueberry, burnt malt, little bitter cocoa. Palate is a little thin and dry.
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfectly black body with an orange and brown head. The smell makes me nostalgic as it reminds me of blueberry pancakes my parents made while we were camping. The taste is dominated by coffee and blueberries. There is also a little bit of anise. A nice sweet blueberry finish. An excellent beer and easily the best fruit flavored stout I have tried.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Polomagnifico for this bottle!. Dark pour in the center of he glass yielded around a 1 finger head. strong blueberry aroma. Gum, blueberry, roast and some slight smoke. Much better than anticipated!
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong blueberry aroma and taste. Burnt chocolate, porridge, and cereal make up the malts, with blueberry, bubblegum, and salt water taffy making up the rest of the crew. Favorite of the special stout series.
lb4lb (2584) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottles courtesy of demitriustown and emacgee. Thanks!!
Pours dark, oily black with a medium sized nice and dark brown head. Smell definitely has some blueberry as well as some rich chocolately, slightly sweet, creamy roastiness.
Taste is dark roasty and blueberries as advertised. Very drinkable, and chocolately. Much like dark chocolate covered dried blueberries. Really nice. Slightly sweet, but not overly so. This is a fantastic stout and my favorite Dark Horse beer so far.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle with thanks to tytoanderso for this great bonus! Pours thick and solid black, with a sizable three finger dark brown fluffy head that slowly dissipates, very little lacing. Aroma of blueberry bursts out on the pour, and then subsides to let more roasty malts, chocolate, and coffee come out, but every swirl of the glass brings that pleasant blueberry back on strong. Flavor includes glimpses of dried blueberry, with more roasty chocolate, coffee, and a slight drying bitterness. Another good one from DH; thanks again Tyler!
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Schroppy for this one. Black pour with a small light brown head. Aroma: alot of blueberry, chocolate, and roast. Taste is quite a bit of blueberry, but balanced nicely by dry chocolate, roast and a light to medium caramel malt backbone. Nice, in that the blueberry is definitely assertive but it is not over the top. Didn’t taste too artificial either. Finishes with lingering blueberry and lightly bitter roast, with a light hop bitterness. Very nice. Thanks Mike!
LeMunche (66) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of flavor for a dry stout. I’m really starting to enjoy a little bit of sour in some of my stouts. Gotta love the value of dark horse beers.
ChainGangGuy (4770) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a plain, unassuming black body with a small tan head.
Smell: Dark roasted malts with a pleasant, clear-cut blueberry scent. Though crammed into one sentence, I assure you it is a really lovely aroma.
Taste: Blueberry fruitiness right out of the game. Some sweet dark malts struggle to keep up. Taste of sugar-crusted chocolate muffin tops. More blueberries for the finish.
Mouthfeel: A bit above medium-bodied. Mild carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s actually pretty nice. The flavors contrast and complement each other quite well.
brewcrew2002 (89) - USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured very dark and thick, the aroma matched the taste kind of a blueberry syrup. Overall not too bad of a beer