katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at beerfest. Dark purple/black color and aroma of sweet blackberries. Some bready malts and caramel notes. Too sweet for a full pint.
Patrickctenchi (6037) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark purple-brown with a small off-white head.
Blackberry, caramel aroma.
Chocolate, blackberry, caramel malt taste.
Malty and sweet.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark amber pour with a thin tan head. Lots of blackberries in the aroma with a light hint of roasted malts and dry wheat. Good blackberry flavor at the start of the flavor with a bit of dry malts in the middle and a slightly tart blackberry finish.
superspak (4675) - Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/7/2014. Pours hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of blackberry, raisin, plum, caramel, toffee, toast, light cocoa, light herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of blackberry and dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of blackberry, raisin, plum, caramel, toffee, toast, light cocoa, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness and slight fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of blackberry, raisin, plum, caramel, toffee, toast, light cocoa, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of blackberry and dark/bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/tartness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice fruited wheat/stout beer. All around good robustness and balance of blackberry and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark pour. Smells great. Tastes even better. This is realky good. Fruit beers are hit or miss and this is a hit.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours a reddish brown with two fingers of head. Aroma is strongly berries with slight malt. Flavor is bitter some malt and not much berries. Very dry. Somewhat thin decent beer.
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czar (7723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(disclaimer: infected, although it seems to be to its advantage) pours cloudy medium dark drown reddish with a small light beige cap, little retention and lacing. acetic blackberries, other red fruity jammy notes - raspberry leaf’s light astringency, coffee grinds and lightly roasted malts, some cheese, booze, pepper, woodsy - vanilla hints, sweetness - brown sugar if not plain sugar, minerals. moderately low carbonation, light to medium body - oily and sticky, semi-sweet, very lightly astringent, slightly tart and bland grassyspic-herbal finish.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber. Aroma is sweet and tart blackberries. Taste follows the nose.
Holtguy (167) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cola colored with big, frothy head. Aroma of blackberries. Flavor is malty with blackberry. THe blackberry flavor was not too sweet nor was it tart. Kind of dry, but worked pretty well with the stout.
b3shine (8114) - Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks decent; a transparent blackberry brown with light beige head. Smells wheaty and malty with mild notes of blackberry. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced. Average (at best) on the palate. Eh.