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Mt. Pleasant Coal Stokerís Blackberry Ale
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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An American style wheat mixed with blackberry juice and a touch of our Steam Engine Stout to create this dark fruity ale

We donít want to toot our own horn, but we will anyway. This brew is another top seller. Created by accident, a chance blending of raspberry wheat and stout, we recreated this crowd pleaser for distribution. Call it a mad scientist production, call it a miracle, call it dumb luck if you want; we call it serendipity. To those that claim they can only drink one fruit beer or that they donít enjoy them at all, please give this one a try. The blackberries are deliciously subtle giving this wheat ale/stout blend just that little something extra that keeps them coming back for more. Easy drinking by itself or, like the raspberry wheat, a great beer to enjoy with dessert.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (3576) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2012
purplish amber with small head. strange combination of a malty ale with blackberry. not bad, but not that good either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3718) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2012
tap at the brewpub, Jul 21, 2012 - Pours dark amber-brown with a small head. Thereís a good blackberry aroma with a touch of roasted malt. It tastes sweet with the blackberries the most dominate flavor. The stout is a good addition, bringing a stronger, more flavorful malt body to this fruit beer. Itís medium bodied and finishes with some bitterness. Pretty solid. To my surprise I think it was the best of my samples at the brewpub.

1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle purchased at Sicilianoís Market in Grand Rapids, MI in December, 2011 and rated on 4-25-2012. Poured a small smooth, fizzy beige head with a slight pink tint. Fair amount of lacing, transparent body, very, very fizzy carbonation and fast rising as well, and a brownish hue. The Aroma was sweet, sour, tart, and hints of blackberries. The Flavor was sweet, acidic, sour, and hints of blackberries here and there. The Mouthfeel was tingl and this is a medium bodied Fruit beer. Overall, the Aroma outshined the Flavor as the flavor was totally off kilter to where it ended up being a drainpour. I donít know if it was a bad batch or what, but nonetheless, I could not finish my pour.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (37873) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ Trade by polomagnifico ]. Clear dark amber red colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, roasted, berry, light raspbeery - blackberry tart. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, blackberry, dark malt, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120211]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (660) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2013 Bottle. Pours a very dark purple with just a little bit of color showing through when held up to a light. Huge light tan head. Took forever to pour into pint glass. Good lacing. Aroma of tart berries. Flavor of roast and berries. Didnít realize this was going to be part stout. Medium palate. Interesting beer. So far this and the Iron Horse IPA are my favorites from this brewery.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1682) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Indistinguishable "berry" addition to very average stout. Dark purple color, thin body and minimal head. Wouldnít buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Blackberry and chocolate malt aroma. Reddish brown color with small head. Sweet-tart blackberry and light chocolate malt flavor. Medium body. Light but nicely drinkable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
burg326 (4337) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Twelve ounce bottle that pours a dark brown with little head. Aroma of rancid black berries that isnít too pleasent on the palate.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Pours brown with some head. Smells like a brown with some artificial fruit and juice aroma. Taste is like the mix between a cheap snow cone and cough syrup. Not good. drainpour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2011
On tap at Crunchyís, East Lansing. Translucent cloudy orange body, thin buff head. Nose of tart blueberry. Body toasty and somewhat sweet with cereals, roast, and blueberry. Cerealy finish. Weak, mediocre.


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