DWestrick (656) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. very funky - not even sure what you would consider this. Fun to share with people, not sure I could have a whole glass myself. Interesting beer
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy light amber color. Aroma and taste are light tart blue and black berries. Lightly sweet.
tightslice (958) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2015 On tap at The Refuge in Menlo Park, CA. Has a berry granola cereal type of vibe. One of the better fruit / wheat beers I’ve had.
Pumpkin87 (231) - - JUL 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pretty if cloudy copper-amber with medium, chunky off-white head that quickly reduces to minor skim. A very nice looking beer!
Big berry nose comes through even before the head dissipates. But while the palate retains some berry sweetness, an assertive citrus hop element adds lemon sourness as opposed to tartness.
There’s a nice fizziness from carbonation, but a hot undercurrent from the 10 percent ABV. That turns out to be a bit much for a hot summer’s day. This might be more enjoyable for spring or fall.
Black and Blue is also a beer whose palate becomes a bit gentler if it is not straight from the cooler or refrigerator. The color also becomes clearer as carbonation and yeast settle.
This is another instance where Dogfish Head has made an enjoyable beer, but its hops-sessive approach and pursuit of relatively high alcohol content trips it up short of its full potential.
stevoj (3931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Berts. Definite fruitiness, fruit juice sweetness, definite berry presence. Sweet nose and taste, smooth finish for a high abv fruit beer.
Emeister84 (2078) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of banana, cereal, bread, some blueberry, a hint of vanilla. Slightly hazy, dark orange-copper, with a sewhat lasting white head. Pretty dry, savory, jammy. Medium-full bodied.
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foamy off white head and red amber body. Light banana and sweet corn with sweet berry undertones. Flavors of belgian yeast and some Sweet dark berries and a slight bourbon type finish. Sweet on the palate.
jflopsu (1197) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a rusty-amber. Has a sweet malt and string fruity / berry aroma. Taste is strong with blueberries and other berries / fruit, yeast, caramel and sweet malts. A lingering wine like flavor.
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml @ Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, raspberrires, blueberries, blackberries, vinous and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, berry, vinous and slightly sour finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
rumproasts (5048) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at monellis. Amber with a purple tinge. Blueberry forward with a wine dryness. Moderate malt with some fig and other dark fruit. Booze is present, but not out of place.