VillageBeerVin (17) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy roasted malt notes in aroma and flavor, but tremendously smooth. Nice blueberry flavor doesnít take over, and is a nice complement to its light body and fireside roast bitterness. Yummy
ThisWangsChung (493) - 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.
SSSteve (3380) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. black with a huge, foamy, brown head. blueberry muffins, baked bread, chocolate, roasted barley aroma. carbonation is bit high. flavors of roasted bitter dark chocolate, milk chocolate, blueberry muffins, caramel. dude....thats awesome. this beer is stupid good. the only thing that would make this better for me is less of the foamy carbonation.
Staffan47 (203) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Polaren sätter direkt att det är blåbär i. Faktiskt lite imponerande utan att veta. Kaffe dominerar ju annars i denna pjäs. På tap på oconnor. Bra stämning
weihenweizen (1166) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle obtained through trade with JStax poured into a English pint glass. Pours black with small beige head. Medium small bubble lacing, thick body, and medium carbonation. Aroma is roasted blueberry. Taste is sweet roasted malt and blueberry.
allesmetkaas (70) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Orested Ųlbar. Pours black, with minimal head and carbonation. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee, taste is similar, with a slight fruitiness in the finish
RespertFTW (119) - - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Must have had a bad bottle my first go round because the second was much better. Dark pour with small khaki head. Blueberry, coffee and malt aroma. Strong coffee taste with only a hint of blueberry. Decent stout.
Elwood (2493) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle via trade. It pours pretty much black with a small, tan head. The nose is almost all blueberries with a hint of roast on the back end. The flavor is a mix of sweet chocolate, blueberries, light earth, coffee, and roast. Medium to full bodied with a medium finish. While itís well made, the flavor combination just didnít hit on all cylinders for me.
Chuckaduck (502) - Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 4/27/13. Pours opaque brown-black with a thick and dense brown head. Aroma is blueberry, yeast, chocolate, creamy, grass, spicy, some vanilla. Taste is creamy and a bit farmyard; spicy, grassy, hay, blueberry, coffee. Some nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Slick and soft with a medium body. Not bad at all.
jredmond (4025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Proletariat with Andrew, PJ, Brendan and Dubra. Pours a deep dark black body with thin tan lacing around the rim of my sniffer. aroma is pure blueberries!! Wow. Mouthfeel is medium to full with nice notes of blueberries, light tartness, vague chocolate and light roast.
tgncc (2296) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is nice, roasted coffee, blueberries. Jet black pour, pillow-like tan head. The flavor is roasted coffee upfront, blueberry making itself noticeable, bitter chocolate. The finish is roasty, light sweet berries, pine needles. Medium/thick in body, creamy. Really nice.