ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
Mep3222 (745) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roasted malt with a nice authentic blueberry aroma. Not sweet though. Taste is dry roasted malt with a blueberry finish, again not sweet. Almost like eating a blueberry pancake and then taking a sip of a stout.. Or actually the other way around as the blueberry is in the finish, different but quite nice.
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ryanfolty (2013) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
May 1, 2015 - bottle via trade. Dark pour with some head. Aroma was blueberry, chocolate, malt and light smoke. Taste was mostly roasted malt with smoke and light sweetness, blueberry not noticeable in taste.
jbruner (2841) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2015! Pours a deep brownish black with minimal tan brown head that leaves light lace. Aroma is blueberry centric, with hints of chocolate and roast underneath. Taste is way more balanced toward the stout flavors, but still nice fruitines. Medium body, soft carbonation, pretty solid.
heman (149) - Tychy, POLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
W aromacie mamy intensywne jagody i sos sojowy. Zapach całkiem przyjemny i zaskakujący.
Piwo jest lekko kwaśne i wytrawne. Smak bardzo złożony, mamy delikatne palone ziarna kawy i gorzką czekoladę, następnie pojawiają się kwaśne jagody i lekka ziołowa goryczka.
Bardzo przyjemny, oryginalny i co najważniejsze naprawdę jagodowy stout.
katrinaez (373) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blueberry is sweet and adds a slight essence. It’s not a heavy beer and the flavor isn’t overwhelming. Had bottle.
nihtila (1402) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
13.8.2014. Black beer with thin brown head. Aroma of blueberry, coffee and roasted malts. Palate is medium to full bodied, lowish carbonation. Taste has roasted malts, coffee and blueberry.
bigtaster (758) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle, black with very large staying brown head with very fine bubbles. Nose is roasted malts, blueberry, chocolate. burnt toast. Medium to heavy body, soft carbonation, slightly sweet, maybe a hint of earthiness, moderate bitterness in the finish, very creamy, slightly oil. Long roasted malt finish with tons of great blueberry flavor. Easy to drink body is very nice and great flavors, another great stout from Dark Horse.
77ships (4908) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
355 ml. bottle shared by Kraddel @ Rampkrot. ½ consumed. Thanks. Blackish dark brown, mocha bubbles. Nose is light umami but lots o mocha, sugar & sweet blueberry. More blueberry pulp with brown sugar than the berry on its own. Light bitter roast upfront, touch umami leading to sweet blueberry, brown sugar, lots of mocha, basic chocolate,… Low carb, sweet heavy mocha boby. Drinks really easy. Very nice. Fav. Dark Horse beer so far prob.
kraddel (4464) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black , small dark head . Smell is full, bit dark fruits, dark malts. Taste is bit bitter, fleshy, bit plastic-fruityness. ok
trapped (1146) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ NYC Craft Beer Festival. Inky black with very small foamy beige head, blueberry muffin aroma, low carbonation, blueberry flavored coffee taste, long finish. Very nice and satisfying.