MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle and served in a shaker. This stout poured a slick, oily black with no head. Just a few lingering tan bubbles. The aroma was made up of strong blueberry notes and chocolate. The flavor included blueberry, chocolate, and roasted malts. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with a lasting dry finish. Very fruity and tasty.
demitriustown (1127) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is definite big on blueberries, but not in the mass produced over sweetened way. It’s got a nice dark chocolate covered blueberry aroma and the malts come through with a nice roasted scent. Appearance is pitch black with a thin tan head that diminishes into a soapy tan film at the top of the glass. Taste is blueberry, roasted malt characteristics, smoke, somewhat sweet but not bad at all. A bit of a caramel taste as well with the chocolate notes intermingled nicely. First sip I didn’t really like it, but as you get into this glass it grows on you. Pretty nice!
Headbanger (3523) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2007 12oz bottle-A pitch black body with no head whatsoever. Aroma of berry, coffee, and roasted malt. A mouthful brings out blueberry on the front end followed by some coffee with the blueberry lingering throughout the taste. I think the blueberry really stands out which I enjoy. A great tasting stout.
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [ Courtesy of Papsoe ] Medium black color with a average, frothy / creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy blueberry, moderate malty, burnt, chocolate, coffee, notes of smoked peat. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter, and light acidic with a long duration. (Acidic is berry sweet / sour). Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (121007)
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours rich and black with a small khaki head.Blueberries and chocolate on the nose.The flavors match the nose with a slight hint of smoke.Finish was sweet at first then dry at the end.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 9/24/07. 12oz bottle. Pitch with an opaque hue. Tan ring of head. Fruity bready aromas with a hint of spices. Rosemary, thyme, rye bread. Hmm. Interesting nose. Toasty fruity and spicy. Full bodied and wonderfully complex layers and juxtapositioning. Cola malts and Italian spices. Bready and sugary. Bitter rye and coffee. Nectar. Lingering tart berries and bitter coffee astringency. Totally odd spices, but its a lovely ride. Boom. Peppery and piney. Intense but not completely good. Berry notes are mild yet adequate. Subtle citrus. Crazy complexity. Lovely palate. Moderate effect.
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a pitch black color stout with a small deep brown color head. Aroma of strong blueberry is well mix with some medium roasted malt notes. Taste is a mix between fresh and sweet blueberry and some roasted malt with a light bitter finish. I am not usually fond of fruit in stout but I thought this mix worked very well and the balance between fruit, sweetness and bitterness from the malt was well achieved. Body was quite full with some light carbonation.
rowefam3 (70) - kendallville, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2007 Very dark head. Strong blueberry aroma. Not as blueberry for the taste. This grew on me as I was about halfway through. Could possibly buy more.
Rerate; thought about this one and went back for a six. I think this might be my favorite stout going right now.
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2010 Thanks to Secret Santa in July, BBB63. Pours black with a brown head. Smells og blueberries and toasted malts. Medium sweetness. Aromas of toasted malts. Also clear blueberry notes, especially towards the end of each sip. Maybe a bit medicin-like. Reminds me of the not-liquirish-notes of a Blå Gajol (not the drink). Dry toasted finish again with blueberry notes. Very nice mix, quite unusual... a bit too dry in the finish, maybe (minor detail).
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The blueberry nose is undeniable. Very nice. Not artificial, but real, freshly crushed blueberries. There’s a hint of coffee behind the sweet/tart blueberries. Pours black with a quickly disappearing brown head. Nicely balanced on the palate with blueberries fading into some lightly roasted malt and espresso flavors. Medium bodied. I like how they used the tartness of the blueberries for aroma and not to make it into a syrupy fruit beer. Nice!