hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black with a large head on the pour that disappeared and left not trace. Light aroma of nothing distinguishable. The flavour has only a hint of blueberry, it seems very acidic and has more of a coffee feel. Bit of chocolate and burnt malts. Iíd like to taste it with more blueberry as it may calm some of the big acidic and burnt flavours.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Black, nice tan head and no lacing. Nose of fig, incense; the hops are too earthy and bright, clashes with the berry (columbus maybe?). Vague blueberry. The flavor is more balanced but isnít as bright. This really needs an over the top berriness like the walking man cherry stout. Finishes nutty, stouty. Lacks cohesion.
jason (1697) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to Styles for this one. Poured a dark black body with thin head. Light blueberry aroma, roasted malt. Flavor is bitter sweet, syrupy blueberry taste, sugary, with a light chocolate undertone. Nice dessert beer.
zathrus13 (1733) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, with a brown head. Coffee, blueberry, chocolate, and roasted malt aroma. Blueberries are more upfront in the flavor, with roasted malt, coffee, and some chocolate. A little thin on the palate. Iím liking this one a lot.
jake65 (2848) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a modest tanned head. Nose is definitely blueberry up front; it starts to float about the room. A little coffee is detected too. The blueberry is present in taste into a coffee and bittersweet chocolate blend. Flavors competed a bit here rather than complimenting each other. Thanks Eithcubes.
badgerben (4562) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Skyview continues the haul of goods... Black color with a thin head. Outstanding blueberry aroma. The taste descends into a sickly sweet blueberry with a strong bitterness opposing it. Good in theory.
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ever since I first heard of this beer Iíve been interested in giving it a try. Finally was able to pick up a six-pack in IN. This is a truly dark stout that pours with a deep brown half finger head. It may be my imagination but it seems like thereís a hint of blue in the head. The smallish head falls fairly quickly to a swirling. The swirling is menacing moving slowly along the top of this black hole of a body.
The smell is really something unique. Itís fresh and bold with notes of molasses, freshly ground coffee and a blueberry sweetness. The blueberry is mild but you know itís there and adds a really nice touch. Toward the end a freshly ground black pepper spiciness shows up. Again, very unique and inviting.
The flavor is much the same as the aroma but without the molasses. First up is a hint of bittersweet chocolate but quickly taken over by the bright, bold freshly ground coffee. It reminds me of some of the chilled coffee thatís around. Then the spiciness of the black pepper and the faint blueberry come through. Finishes mildly bitter with coffee grounds. A big flavored, bright beer.
The mouthfeel is on the heavier side of medium. Smooth and creamy body that works slowly through the mouth. Very nicely done.
This beer can be sipped on all night long. Especially on a cold night like tonight. I donít usually give stouts such a high mark for drinkability but Tres deserves it.
This beer surprised me. It sounded interesting before I even picked it up but after drinking a few it really is a wonderful beer. I didnít think there would be anyway it would score this well from me. Iím picking this up every time I see it anywhere.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2012 Not too shabby. I was a little hesitant due to not having good experiences with deliberate fruit-flavored stouts. Pours an oily black with no head and a slight amber ring around the top. The blueberries stand out in the aroma along with some chocolate and coffee. The first taste of this kind of threw me. It was all coffee and no blueberries, not necessarily bad but different. Beyond that first taste I was able to pick up the blueberries initially and it would tail off to a malty, coffee finish with just a little bit of a mocha taste. All in all, a decent session brew.
Re-rate: Newly released batch...Damn this is a fine brew. Aroma consists of heavily roasted malt, some chocolate and a bit of espresso bean....none of which can stake its claim like the natural pressed blueberry aromas...amazing!! Slick body and palate, flavors are dark chocolate and fresh blueberry...simple enough, yet effective as hell.
tarsparky (12) - Flint, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Definite smell of blueberries - tasting them is a different story. I tasted coffee more than anything else, although I did get a hint of blueberry at the end of each sip. Pours a thick chocolate color, with no head, or, virtually, no head. Thick mouthfeel, and it burns the nose slightly. Iím not sure Iím a fan of Stout, so, that may cloud my judgement a little. I can drink this, which says something - I used to not drink dark beers at all.
JK (4837) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tres has a great aroma of natural blueberry. I havnít had many blueberry beers but this is the best so far. Good roasted malt flavor, just a little sweetness and more blueberry. Full palate and quie good overall.