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Mountain Town Coal Stoker’s Blackberry Ale

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American style wheat mixed with blackberry juice and a touch of our Steam Engine Stout to create this dark fruity ale


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3403) - Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Nice dark pour. Smells great. Tastes even better. This is realky good. Fruit beers are hit or miss and this is a hit.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (5692) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
(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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 13, 2014
Pours a dark amber. Aroma is sweet and tart blackberries. Taste follows the nose.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holtguy (132) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (6579) - Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3502) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft. Roasty cola and sweet blackberry aroma. Chestnut with a small beige head. Sweet fruity blackberry and light roasty malt flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bowlnman1990 (92) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Aroma: fruity not strong. App: dark with thin white head. Taste: fruity then smoky porter finish. Palate: watery. Overall: kind of odd.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (5322) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
This poured a purplish light brown color with a beige head. Aroma was light roast, and artifical raspberries. Flavor was similar,a basic overly sweetened fruit beer with a light blend of stout.


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