nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is fruity and sweet with blue berries, candy, malt, and yeast. The appearance is orange brown with a nice head and floating particles. The flavor is like the aroma but slightly bitter. The palate is thin. Overall I like it, the concept is great, and its much MUCH better than a macro blueberry beer but I am not in love with it.
mcberko (4056) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle at PIB, pours murky dark orangey amber with a small head. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel, dark fruits and a little bourbon - pretty subtle on the nose. Flavour is heavy on orange / tangerine, quite harsh sweetness and booziness. The booze and sweetness cuts some of the complexity. Still solid.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An interesting fusion style with the blueberry. Thick and very heavy. The aroma has blueberry and some balsamic vinegar. Flavor has caramel, sugar, berry, and yeast.
daniele (3781) - ITALY - JUN 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ambrata schiuma non abbonante poco persitente note furttate etiliche maltate caramello leggera ossidazione in bocca alcolica riscaldante frutti di bosco leggeri lieviti
unclemattie (3709) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer brewed with blueberries. Paper wrapped. 750mL bottle, capped.
Reddish color. Aroma of Barley Wine. Caramelized sugars, dried fruit. Not much blueberry (much like Sweetwater’s Blue Balls). A good bit of alcohol. Flavor of toffee, light bodied.
thornecb (3645) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold into a snifter. Off-white head wtih good retention leaves no lacing as it recedes. Fruity alcohol aromas. Crisp upfront with slight blueberry middle and a lasting sour finish.
maniac (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown amber body with a small tan head. Sweet caramel aroma. Sweet honey flavor with some light caramel, there’s a hint of blueberries, but its so light that it’s barely noticable.
SSSteve (3379) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cloudy dark brown with a small off-white head. aroma is of green apple, caramel malt, and faint blueberry. flavor of grapes, cherries, plums, caramel and subtle blueberry. it has a very juicy texture. nice job hiding the 11%. why so expensive?
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), California, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 probably from Holiday Wine cellar shared with my gf cyn, kaitlyn and adam. Pours orange with a ring of head. Nose is some what fruity with notes of blueberries. Taste is sweet and fruity. The alc is 100% hidden. I don’t what to think about this beer, its tasty but its no barleywine to me.
hotstuff (3340) - Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small ivory head that was mostly lasting, no lacing, no carbonation observed, hazy, and an orange brown hue. Nose was caramel, fruity and mildly hoppy. The flavor was sweet, caramel, mildly hoppy and lightly bitter tasting. Tingly mouthfeel and medium body. There was a fruit presence, but I did not detect any raspberries. Not super impressed with this one and there are without a doubt better available of this style.