NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Thanks go out to Mike [BBB63] for this beer!) Pours black with a tan head. Good retention and lacing. Intresting aromas. Coffee, cocoa, berries, and smoke with a metalic yeasty note. Lots of chocolate and blueberries present in the flavor. The berry flavors seem like they used real fruit not extract, which is certainly a good thing. Much better tasting when it warmed up. Finishes with a flavor that would made me think someone put out a cigarette in my glass, but I was the only one around and Iím not a smoker. Has its good points and bad points.
sloth (2337) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small light brown head, good retention, lace? Black brew. Nose of roast, berries and coffee blend together making for a pine like aroma. Med/full body, creamy. Chocolate and blueberry up front on the palate with hints of cocoa, coffe and roast. Finish is lightly sweet, roasty and blueberryish. Thanks to JCW!
IndianaRed (2035) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a very dark black with redish brown edges and a small tan head. Spotty lacing. Aromas are strongly of sweet blueberry. Like pancake syrup. Obvious up front Blueberry. Flavors are more of a typical imperial stout with only slight blueberry flavors. Works well though as a stout with blueberry hints. A fairly bitter smokey flavor in general with a quite bitter trailer. Interesting, nice place to visit....
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a jet black color with a small rimming tan head. Aroma is just excellent, blueberries but none of the booberry artifical stuff. Flavor is much less blueberry but still really awesome. Some burnt chocolate mixed with blueberry. Palate is just about perfect. This is really really good.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark oily black, looks almost like an Imperial Stout. Little to no head. The aroma is pure blueberry. Man I love blueberry. This is real bluberry, none of that fake Booberry shit. Roasted malt choco-coffee dominates the aroma, but there is still plenty of blueberry. The palate is medium, semi-dry, with a long roasty finish. Major props to the brewerr for pulling off the killer fresh blueberry aroma and flavor that has been lacking in all other bluberry beers I have ever had.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour raisin only a slight head. Nose is like sniffing a bottle of blueberry syrup. Thankfully the flavor thats imparted is more subdued. Still a little to sweet for my tastes.
jgb9348 (4274) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch, PITCH black in colour-like used motor oil. Small brown head that fades very fast. Crazy looking beer-but nice! Aroma of pure blueberry muffins, light chocolate, roasted malt and a small amount of sugars. Medium-bodied; Sharp roasted malt taste up front with blueberries and chocolate lingering behind. Aftertaste shows trailing bitterness from the roasted malt with a light blueberry flavour, a small coffee nod and a stronger dark chocolate (around ~70% cacao) taste. Overall, a decent beer-great to try and neat to look at! I sampled this twelve ounce beer purchased from Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 14-November-2004, after about a year or so of holding on to it.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Go back through my comments of fruit beer, and you might find the words, "This is possibly the best fruit beer I have ever had ..." Erase all, replace here, and for godís sake go out and try this stout. This is the most masterful blend of fruit and stout that I have ever tasted. The blueberries show in the aroma, and tantalize in the taste. Nice roastiness, tons of bitterness, how do the blueberries struggle and avoid being overwhelmed? Donít know, but it is positively remarkable. This is a great beer. World class.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Smells like a chocolate blueberry muffin, if such a thing exists. Pours motor oil black with a brown head that fades quickly. Initial flavor of chocolate and blueberry is quickly overtaken by a bitter black coffee finish. Overtaken too quickly. Coffee comes too quick and the chocolate blueberry taste virtually gone. Barely manages to linger on. Very interesting, just wish that chocolate blueberry flavor didnít get dominated so quickly. Not what Iíve come to know a fruit beer to be.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a thickish black color. A brown head barely forms ahd then fades quickly. Aroma is like a basket of blueberries and slightly of deeply roasted malts. Flavor runs amok. Roasted grains, blueberries and hops swirl around, fading in and out. Very good blend of some interesting flavors.