carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a amber with a violet hue, nice pinkish head. looks are very cool. not a whole lot going on in aroma, just a bit of malt and hint of berry. mouthful is nice and tart. has a dry finish with more tartness. no big berry flavors, just the tartness that almost ripe black berries have. it is very pleasant but not the complexity i was hoping for...
jefcon (1426) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very little aroma. Light berry, some vinuous notes. Totally transprent in the glass, very reddish in color. The fruit is muted on the palate, a point in favor in my book. Some spice shows through on the medium-length finish. Dry, but medium in every other way on palate. The least fruit presence you’ll ever find in a fruit beer, I think.
11thMan (20) - Dennison, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
As far as dogfish head beers go this one is not the best. I did not think that the fruit or spice came out as much as the other beers by them. Still not a bad beer, just not as good as other dogfish head offerings.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a grape juice red with a small white head. Has a large sweet and alcohol flavor in the begining, then finishes with a perfect blue, and blackberry flavor.
jredmond (5673) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 750mL. This DFH was very good. The nose was very mysterious...didnt smell of anything really. The taste was very berry-like. Very smooth body..poured a cherry red body.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is huge bluberry, semisweet..Pours a blood red with a small white head.Flavor is fullon berries..The alcohol creeps up on you on the back end with a small amount of bitterness.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2007 750 ml bottle. Pours to a beautiful, bright, ruby red color, with a rocky, pink head that fades, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is faint, with light aroma of pale malt, paired with faint fruity/berry aroma, and peppery alcohol. The palate is almost non existant, with liight flavors of pale and sweet malt, and faint hints of fruity/berry flavor. This beer finishes with more light malt and light berry flavors, then ends with some warming, alcohol heat that lingers. I’m a big fan of a well done fruit beer, especially one with black berry and blue berry. Black & Blue was very lacking as a fruit beer, and I found this beer to be a dissapointment in general. It was a dangerously drinkable high abv beer, but I found the malt, and fruit aromas and flavors, totally lacking in this beer. I was surprised how little character this beer actually had. At $13 a bottle, it is not a beer I would try again, and unless you are really interested in trying a new beer from DFH, I would not recommend buying this beer.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled. Pours reddish/amber with a large off-white head. Aroma of fruit, alcohol, and hops. The flavor is sweet, alcohol is present, loads of sweet malts, and finishes dry.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Indy tasting Hotshotz - Aroma of dark berries, tobacco and malt. Pours deep purple with a medium head and decent lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is dry and crisp. Not bad but not great.
Tmoney99 (11100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Dilly Deli. Poured clear reddish amber with a large off-white head that diminished slowly with minimal lacing. Good friut and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium spicy sweet flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration with a small alcohol burn. Another Dogfish Head beer that did not meet my expectations.