SPDickerman (699) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pinkish rouge with a fizzy light pinkish beige head. Smells strongly of berries. Taste is strongly of berries with some initial sweetness that disappears quickly. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and light fizzy mouth-carbonation, Dogfish Head Black and Blue finishes with a little bitterness.
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 I am not a fan of fruit flavored beer except for hints of the flavors, and this beer is like a fruit flavored wall of Marshall amps cranked up to 11. Too aggressively sweet for my taste. The smell is nice -- mixed berries, I especially smell raspberry -- but the taste is hard to swallow. In fact, I couldn’t finish a bottle, and that’s rarely a problem. The quality is obvious but this is not my style.
leono (3) - - JAN 13, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep color, fresh flavor, very sweet and must like a sweet beer. I would have this for desert a lot.
olr1984 (286) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml pour. Very hazy orange amber pour. Strong blueberry aroma. Tart blueberry taste with a boozy wine finish.
wchesser (670) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
’09 bottling enjoyed late in ’12...this was really great, can’t believe this is only 88 points. Have to believe this drinks way differently young. Cloudy pinkish, purple brown. Huge blueberry nose. Full bodied and still very fruity upfront with berries and perception of sweetness though this is likely a trick of the fruit rather than real residual sugar, then a little spice and a tart, crisp finish. Very good fruit beer...cellared very well. Wouldn’t call it complex, but no complaints here...would happily drink as an aperitif due to high carbonation and soft tartness.
Steve_0 (1263) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home with Greg. Murky amber appearance with floaters and a big white head; great lacing. Bready, somewhat fruity, berries, malty, sweet raspberries, and light spice in the aroma. Taste is sweet fruits, biscuit, spice, stale bread, raspberries, blueberries, and basil with a touch of alcohol on the finish. Thin body with high carbonation. Really not a very good fruit beer and one of my least favorite Dogfish beers. Meh.
tomciccateri (885) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml brown bottle. Blueberry aromas. slight blueberry and fruity flavor with lingering semi-sweet blackberry character. Big body, solid mouth-feel. Likely it will mellow over time. Okay.
JulienHuxley (1708) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice copper pour with thin head. Aroma is loaded with blueberry, quite herbal as well, nice mix of blackberry and blueberry, no perceptible hops. Taste is fruity with a herbal twang, perhaps from the hops but I suspect the blueberries had more to do with it. Palate is med-heavy bodied with med carbonation. OK.
Jayb0 (916) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An enjoyable beer. Nice, tawny red with some carbonation reminiscent of a sparkler. The aroma nor the taste is as "fruit-forward" as I was expecting or hoping but the beer is still very good as-is. Warming, well balanced, with the fruit, especially the blackberry, coming in at the end and leaving you with a lingering tartness that makes this very drinkable, at 10%...
Iphonephan (1220) - Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at home from a 75 cl bottle. Pours a clear pale red with a white billowing head. Fruity aroma. Berries forward with a malty aftertaste.