ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a nearly black color, similar to the Too cream stout. Aggressively poured, this features a four-finger tan colored head. Like its brethren, it seriously looks like an imperial stout.
S: There is some unsweetened chocolate and roasted barley here, but beneath that is a slight hint of blueberry. Not enough to kill the balance by any stretch, but enough to interest the olfactory senses.
T: At first, the typical notes of roast, chocolate, and coffee open things up. But then the finish comes, loaded with blueberry. I feel like the blueberry notes do a good job of not getting in the way of the stout qualities - some sips sees the roast/chocolate win out, others see the blueberry as the dominant flavor. Ultimately, the two elements blend together reasonably well.
M: Compared with One and Too, this seems rather thin. This aids drinkability admirably, however it doesnít have the decadent feel of the other two.
O: Not a pure stout, but it works well as a stout/fruit beer hybrid. The blueberry does a good job of blending in with the base, never fully overpowering things. Iíd gladly drink this one again.
kevinsenn (846) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dark Horse. Black with brown lacing. Light roasty aroma, with buckets of blueberries. Taste is very good; roasty, chocolatey, blueberry, and light spice. Thick and creamy body. I love the combination of chocolatey flavours with the blueberries. A winner.
gschrade (355) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste sweet, blueberry, chocolate. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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Matthewc65 (1) - - DEC 10, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Number three in the best beer series Iíve ever had. Blueberry is present but not overpowering or too sweet. Also a great chocolate flavor hidden in there. Itís like the blueberry and chocolate are playing peek-a-boo with my tastebuds!
Atheist_Peace (860) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with mocha head. Iím always apprehensive about adjunct beers like this but the nose on this blows me away. The stout and blueberry characters are properly proportioned to highlight each other. Thereís a nice little spice and vanilla note as well. Makes me thing of quality hot chocolate and grandmaís blueberry pie. Almost as exciting on the palate with a nearly flawless marriage of flavours. Quite full bodied with a lasting finish. Colour me impressed.
SpongeRuiner (440) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a very deep brown colored head. Very nice looking beer. Backs that up with a great natural blueberry and coffee smell. The taste was also pretty good but the one area that I thought could be better. Still good stuff though. Iím definitely a fan of this one.
HisBoyElroy (304) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very solid stout. Smells like blueberry pancakes. Appearance is dark brown, nearly black.
Errl (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is dark..Nose is blueberry pie, sweet, roast, earth..Taste Blueberry, spice, chocolate, sweetness..
marv3mania (131) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours an inky black. Very thin purple-ish head. Aroma is lots of blueberry with some roast and light coffee. The blueberry is more subtle in the taste, and the coffee is more apparent. For a stout, this is pretty easy drinking. Not bad.
tectactoe (716) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: almost black, slightly lighter than the other stouts of the series it seems with a creamy, frothy leather & tan head that shows very nice retention. Aroma is dense, sweet blueberry syrup, slightly concentrated with some dark chocolate fudge & slightly roasted malt to balance it out. Taste is cascaded with more blueberry & dense blueberry syrup... Sweet but not cloying with some bittersweet fudge & very timid black coffee in the back-end. Large roasted malt character adds some bitterness, perhaps with a touch of floral/herbal hops. Blueberries dominate, though, & get even more powerful with warmth. Nice take on the fruited stout from Dark Horse, though it may be my least favorite of the series. Still quite nice.
wyzzywyz22 (1772) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Black looks with a small tan head. Nose was chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of blueberry. Flavour was somewhat similar. Dried out towards the finish. Smooth, rich and drinkable. Maybe could have done with a bit more blueberry presence, but decent all the same.