ThisWangsChung (747) - 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 doesn’t 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. I’d gladly drink this one again.
Excalibur123 (190) - Soria, SPAIN - DEC 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color negro intenso con media corona de espuma de baja retención aunque perdura un fino velo en el borde de la copa; en nariz aromas potentes a chocolate negro, café moka, frutos negros y licor; en boca entrada potente y maltosa con fuerte carácter; cuando coge temperatura gana en intensidad aromática, siguen notas a cacao; el alcohol se siente aunque no tiene mucha graduación; trago corto con largo pos gusto y notas dulces; una excelente stout compleja y bien balanceada.
dnicolaescu (941) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 12 OZ.
The aroma is very intense, even for a 7.5% stout - lightly smoked prunes, molasses, chocolate. The body is more drinkable than the bold aroma suggests, with lots of roasted/burned malts and ashes, and hints of tannic mildly acidic ground berries. Excellent.
pilgrimoutlaw (796) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours dark reddish black with tan head. Roast, coffee, blueberry, earth, chocolate. Moderately bitter and sweet. Lightly crisp, medium body. Blueberry’s a bit of a gimmick, but nothing to complain about here.
koshack (206) - Gdańsk, POLAND - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piana drobna, kawowa, szybko opadła.
Bez śladów na szkle.
Kolor czarny, smolisty, nieprzejrzyste.
W aromacie wyraźne jagody. Po ogrzaniu pojawiają się nuty słodkiej czekolady. Lekki aromat ciepłego ciasta. lekko kwaskowaty zapach przypomina zapach mrożonych jagód.
W smaku ciemne słody, zdecydowane jagody.
Pozostawia lekko słonawy posmak.
Lowenbrau (2150) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
35cl bottle @El Cabanón, Avilés. 27-04-2014.
In short: smooth tasty ale.
Pours very dark with nice very tan head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Roasty, liquorice, fruity aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is roasty, creamy, some fruity. Very smooth and pleasant.
eduardovl (954) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml served in a snifter glass.
Black label marked 7.5% ABV.
A: pours a deep black color forming a small thin bubbled dark beige head. Low retention and a lot of small spotty molasses lacings left in the glass.
S: Strong notes of dark chocolate and blueberry. Roasted malts, cappuccino and wood. Sweet pie. Notes of earth and flowery hops.
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Dark chocolate, coffee and blueberry pie. Quite earthy. Smooth mouth and moderate bitterness. Some notes of wood and grassy hops.
M: Full body. Creamy, smooth and a bit molasses. Bittersweet roasty aftertaste.
O: Great drinkability. Amazing Stout
HeadyDE (521) - Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle pour from stout variety pack...glug glug from bottle..black hue with a slight head that yes has a blueberry tint..nose is fruit dominant with good quality blueberries not fake or artificial at all..palate is really smooth and tasty..the blueberry is a nice addition to the mix here and makes this an interesting beer..finishes with a nice slight tartness on the end..mixed in with some good more typical chocolate character from the style..quite enjoyable and damn this would pair exceptionally well with some blueberry pancakes at brunch...worth seeking out
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
at olbaren in copenhagen. dark brown with a purple tinge, modest head; somewhat medicinal aroma with the blueberry restrained; plenty of rich chocolatey flavours balance surprisingly well with the sweet blueberry character also offering a touch of acidity
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours unclear very darn brown with a small beige cap showing minimal retention and lacing. luscious chocolate and lightly smoked roasted malted goodness, with distinct blueberries blending in superbly, chocolate-covered blueberries, some dried and sweetened blueberries, woodsy, clean yeast, hint of sweetness - molasses, bit of juicy meat. light carbonation, medium body - oily, semi-sweet and woodsy-grassy-gently smoked finish. excellent fruit stout.
Holmen2 (1222) - NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 13.10.14. Almost black. Pale brown head. Aroma of blueberries, with dark chocolate and roasted barley. Similarly fine taste. Good drinkability.