TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is the most impressive smelling beer Iíve ever had. The nose on this is pure Blueberry and nothing else. Unbelievable. After that this beer falls apart completely. Does not taste like blueberry only smells like it. Very boring and thin bodied beer. Expected more after smelling it, disapointing. Recommended only because of the nose on this one.
islay (1998) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Blueberry / blueberry pie / blueberry syrup unmistakable in the first sniff. Aroma also features dry, roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate scents. The blueberry and classic stout smells work surprisingly well together. Pours a very dark, almost black color with a miniscule amount of dark tan head. No lacing. Simple but cool appearance. The taste features a stout start with a blueberry finish. The blueberry flavor comes in a sugared, treated form, like blueberry syrup or blueberry jam. Heavily roasted malt taste. A tartness develops upon multiple sips. This is too coffee-like by my standards, and yet the blueberry presence is excessively fruit-sweet. This beer takes some getting used to, and Iím up and down on the taste. Long, roasted coffee-bitter aftertaste. Light to medium body. Not bad in the palate but completely forgettable. Dark Horse Tres is a very interesting beer with an unusual aroma, appearance, and flavor. I donít think the blueberry stout concept works very well here in the flavor, but I like the idea in general. This is a challenging beer both to the palate and to the throat (that is, itís hard to analyze and hard to drink). Nonetheless, I respect what Dark Horse is trying to do with this product, and I am awarding an extra point in the overall score for uniqueness. I rarely recommend a beer that I give only a 3.2 rating, but I do suggest that people try this fascinating brew if they get the chance.
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark - almost entirely black. There is a distinct blueberry accent to the slightly chocolatey, slightly burned stout. Too carbonated - really knocks out a lot of the flavour. Hints of fruit but its a simple, uninteresting mix.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: black, scant tan head,
Aroma: dark chocolate and sweet blueberry muffin aroma,
Flavor: sweet dark chocolate flavor with lots of blueberry character, roasted malt balances the sweetness, light bitter finish,
Overall: well balanced between the chocolate and blueberry,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
tennisjoel (1299) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Body is black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma, with chocolate and blueberry in the background. A nice combination for sure. The blueberry and coffee compliment each other well in the flavor. A different and interesting beer. I like beers where the fruit aspect is secondary versus a strong fruit beer. Very nice for a low alcohol beer.
beoir (51) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 strong blueberry aroma with coffee stout undertones. dark with a very little head. slightly creamy strong coffee slightly less chocolate and just a hint of blueberry. bitter finish and very drinkable. 12oz bottle. after warming the blueberry flavor really came through.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAR 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Black pour with a small amber head. Aroma is quite heavy with blueberry but the taste is not so much so. I do taste a creamy chocolate and coffee. Smooth lingering slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable.
DietPepsican (1578) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 29, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thin dark tan head. Huge blueberry aroma. Flavor is blueberry, sweet fruit, dark chocolate, coffee, and toffee. Finishes bittersweet, decent carbonation and medium mouth feel. Hmmm, very nice.
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. this was a very tasty beverage. The blueberry really came out in this. It was a little sour though. I could also taste some roasted malt and coffee.
shigadeyo (3571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/26/2007: Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout is black in color, opaque, and has a really subtle veil that lasts for about a second after the pour. This beer has an awesome aroma. It smells just like hot blueberry pie with a touch of chocolate sauce on it! The blueberry is much more subdued in the flavor but is definitely there and it tastes real like a fresh blueberry. The blueberry floralness mingles nicely with the dry roasted maltiness and chocolate flavors that follow. The finish has a wonderful milk chocolate flavor with traces of blueberry. The body of this beer is medium to medium-full and is just right for the style and overall impression. This sucker is delicious a very impressive fruit-flavored stout! I am very pleased!
12 fl. oz. bottles from Silphium
(trade in December 2006) and Tish. Thank you Brad and Tisha! Rating #271 for this beer...