AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a slight tan head that recedes quickly.
Smell is roasty, with very stout like characteristics. Surprisingly, there is only a hint of the blueberry making itself known in the nose.
Taste is very much like the nose. This is a very solid based stout that is used, with just a pinch of blueberry in it.
The mouthfeel is heavy and robust with a decent amount of carbonation. As it warms up, the blueberry traits are becoming more apparent.
This is a good stout with an interesting twist.
Glad I tried it.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with a small tan head. Deep rich blueberry and chocolate aroma with just a light touch of roasted coffee. More rich, but not overpowering, blueberry hits the taste buds first with a nice chocolate and lightly bitter roasted malt finish. A gentle blueberry presence lingers in the mouth well after swallowed. Nice full, if not a touch oily, body. I really enjoy how the blueberry is integrated into the beer so that it compliments the flavor rather than dominating it.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle pours a jet black body with a small light brown head. Scattered wisps of lace decorate the glass. Bold aroma is blueberry puree and milk chocolate. Medium body with subdued carbonation. Taste mirrors the aroma but with some mild roasty notes of coffee. Chocolate kissed by blueberries is the dominant feature. The blueberry is subtle enough to integrate into the roasty character quite well. A very nice fruit stout here!
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2008 Not over the top but tremendous blueberry flavor without being cloying. You wouldnít want more than one at any time. Unique to me but more than just a novelty. Solid stout with blueberry twist.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Silphium. Very tasty aroma, dry and bitter herbs, with only very light blueberry. I really have to dig for it, and, had this not been called Blueberry stout, I donít think Iídve noticed it. Iíve got a couple more bottles though so maybe this one is just a little weak, considering other comments. This is still an extremely delicious stout, perfectly dry and sessionable.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Silphium for the bottle. Pours oil-like, black with almost no head. Aroma of blueberries and roasted malts (chocolate). Pleasant.
The taste is less certain; the blueberries seem to get in the way of the stout. Not as much melding as I expected. But, itís an interesting taste, to be sure. Medium body. Definitely gets better as it warms.
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(BIG THANKS TO BBB63 FOR HOOKING THIS UP)pours black as night with a thick super dark brown head.aroma smells allot like a chocolate blueberry pie.very interesting in a very good way.flavor is full of smoke,followed by blueberries,beef jerky,roasted malts,and earth.smelled really nice but the mix of blueberries and smoke in the flavor was a bit strange.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark color. Smell of malt, chocolate, caramel, blueberries, hops hint of coffee and raspberries. It smells like my all time favorite cereal, Boo Berry. Love the smell. Taste of malt, blueberries, coffee, coco, dark chocolate, copper, hops and a nice dry bitterness at the end. I really enjoyed the smell in this stout! Nice job!
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This should be interesting. Pours a pitch black color, brown head. Same as the other DH stouts Iíve opened. The aroma, well it changes everything. REAL blueberries. Its a really great aroma, the berries work with the beer. Drinking this is interesting. The blueberries act with the dark malts to dry things out. But not too dry. the flavors are all subtle, the blueberry, the chocolate and roasted malts all combine to make this beer what it is. Very interesting stuff.
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours like many stouts, a nice inky brown/black with very little head. Keeps swirling along the top of the mug after a bit, hardly any lacing at all. Looks nice if you like stouts, wonít make you drool with desire if you donít.
S: Considering that this is a fruit/veggie beer, the smell/scent of blueberries is not as overpowering as it could have been, though itís definitely there. After those first initial whiffs, itís more of a "standard" stout smell (roasted cocao, dark fruits, etc.).
T: Okay, Iím not sure how to approach this one. As far as it being a tasty stout, it most certainly is, but there is very, very little actual blueberry flavor IMO. It is far more attuned toward a quality roasted stout, with hints of cocoa, dessert fruits (I suppose this is where the faint blueberry notes come in), and a sweetened bakerís chocolate. The cocoa sticks with your palate with each sip, but otherwise it finishes quickly. Not bad, not exceptional.
M: This beer feels brilliant in the olí mouth, it just coats the tongue and roof of the mouth and flows down the throat so well. Wow, that sounds rather, errr, beerographic. A perfect blend of texture and carbonation.
D: Given that this beer is NOT very fruity or sweet, I think itíd be pretty easy to drink several in a night. A fantastic after-dinner drink, or for sitting around with friends. Not sure of the ABV since itís not listed, but the drinkability is solid.
Iím very new to Dark Horse Brewing Co., but thanks to my friend Dan from Michigan, Iím getting the opportunity to sample some of these wondrous brews. Seek them out!