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Drakes KC Blueberry Stout
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
6 year old Imperial Stout aged in a Merlot barrel, with Blueberries added and Brettanomyces spiked. 9% abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
From Bistro BA Fest 2009. Aroma is malty, oak, bourbon, blueberries, roasty. Taste is chocolate, blueberries, yeast, oak, bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
Draft. Blackish beer. Rich dark malt aroma with light tartness and some fruitiness.. Rich malt and light tart flavor with blueberries, caramel, and yeast. Medium-plus bodied. Blueberries and light tartness lingers with caramel and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
2009 Bistro Barrel Aged Fest. Poured dark brown, tart berrys, tanic, citrus rind, little roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Draft @ Bistro Barrel Aged Festival. Pours a murky, dark chocolate-brown color; light-tan head with patchy, fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of fresh blueberries, dark fruit skins, and light toasty malts in the aroma; a nice fruit character. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: loads of tart dark fruits (blueberries, blackberries), lightly toasty malts, plenty of chocolate and roast notes alongside a very solid fruit character; tasty beer. Medium finish: dark fruits, lightly tart, and lots of pleasant blueberry notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pours almost black with a two finger thick dark tan head. Nose is vinous and a bit tart with chocolate as well. The flavor is also tart fruit like influences with some chocolate and port. Decent mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9148) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
On tap at Bistro Barrel Aged Fest. Pours dark brown with a massive tan head and a slightly sour roasted malt aroma. There is a lot of chocolate in the flavor complemented by a very noticeable sour fruit taste, the blueberries I presume. A very interesting and tasty combination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Tap at the Bistro BA fest as KC Blueberry Stout aged 6 years in Port barrels - 9%. Pours dark reddish brown with a large foamy tan head. Strange sour aroma - must be weird blueberries (6 years old). Near medium body with smooth carbonation. Flavor is overaged/perhaps oxidized, but the oak makes up for it. And the berry is actually present. Really smooth, mildly sour, mildly oaky. Pretty good. Truly.

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