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RATINGS: 1090   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A full bodied stout made with all malted barley and blueberry. Flavors of chocolate, roast malt and light blueberry make up the palate with lots of fruity blueberry aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Bottle pours a pitch black with tan head. Head does not last long. Mouthfeel is medium. Smells of chocolate and blueberry waft from the glass. Has complex flavors of chocolate, roasted beans, and blueberries. Nice long finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
This is the most impressive smelling beer I’ve 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2008
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 I’m 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 don’t 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, it’s 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Date: 02/24/2008
Mode: Bottle
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
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1377) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beoir (51) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAR 1, 2008
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 29, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2008
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.

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