Pailhead (5073) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate blueberry, vanilla, light chocolate, and espresso. It’s a dark brown with a two finger soapy beige head that leaves behind some nice rings of lacing. The flavor starts with a good dose of blueberries mixed with some light chocolate. The finish has light-moderate vanilla with a touch of espresso and roast. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Overall, the blueberry stout aspect is excellent. While the vanilla is interesting and good, it does add a sweetness that starts to wear on me after awhile. In comparison to Dark Horse (the only other Blueberry Stout I’ve had), this has a stronger blueberry presence, more espresso than coffee, and added sweetness from the vanilla.