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Mt. Pleasant Coal Stokerís Blackberry Ale
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 2, 2009
In the bottle from a Mackinaw City Quickie Mart. Pours black with a giant foamy light brown head. The aroma is an amazingly deep and rich smelling blackberry. The flavor does not match the scent: this is a sour beer whose tartness does not match the aroma. Sort of a plastic-chemical-like finish. Yuk.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle courtesy of dmschefke. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of blackberries, sweet malt. Tastes of sweet fruit with some honey and a caramelly finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2009
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown with red tints and a thin beige head. The raspberries, blackberries, and other miscellaneous berries come out but they seem somewhat fake ... a little bit of nuts and chocolate comes through and makes me wonder if this supposed to be a porter or a brown ale or just an amber. Fruity berries flavors taste a little thin with some chocolate and roasted malts leading to a slighlty bitter from the roast and sweet from the fruit finish, which isnít all that enjoyable. The bitter odd finish kinda kicks this beer in the head. Best to think of this as a weak brown or amber with fruit and a touch of roasted malt.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Sampled twice at the MBGF. Pours a dark shade of amber with a trim off white head. Smells of berries, for sure. Tastes thin, but full of blackberry flavor and almost like buttery popcorn. Very approachable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8511) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
Brown pour. The aroma is loaded with berryish sweetness over a bit of cocoa. Chewy lingering fruity flavour... meh. Itís kind of Plain Jane really.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle: Deep ruby pour with an off white fading film of a head. Macroish grainy aroma- reminds me of some Saranac fruit beers. Definitely has a berryish aroma- a bit extract like and sugary fruit juice character. Thin bodied and mildly carbonated. Astringent fruit syrup character. Some berryish acidity in itís sweetness and has a macro grain flavor on the back. Artificial overall. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
12 oz bottle shared by Microgrog. Pours a mostly clear ruby red with a diminishing head to nothing. Aroma is very berry like and jammy, raspberry, sweet, light herbal kick in there and a bit honey sweetness. Flavor is fruit juicy raspberry, berry punch, light roast and chocolate- wouldnít really guess it is blended with a stout though since it is dull on the stout character- has a slight juicy slick finish with a slight nice tartness but a bit overly sweet for me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnyoski (443) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle: Pours a very cloudy red-orange color with no head. Fruit juice aroma, all blackberry and cherry. Flavor is mostly the same with no real signs of malt or carbonation. The blackberry taste is very sweet and somewhat enjoyable at first but there is nothing balancing this out in the finisht. I didnít see the commercial description on my bottle so I wasnít expecting any aspects of a stout, but there definitely isnít any of that here. If you like your brew real fruity and sweet you might like this one.

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
17thfloor (2431) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2009
#4 of 5 in my fruit beer tasting. 12oz bottle. That might be the most disgusting aroma Iíve even come across in a beer, huge popcorn butter, rancid, nostril coating, pungent, dead body, month old coffee. Pours a medium dark brown with a small frothy off-white head. Craziness, sharp and tart, moldy blackberry, sweet and quite tart, some faint super distant roast, lots of blackberries, oddly more drinkable than the raspberry, not really any signs of the stout except some acidity from the roast. Medium bodied with nice crisp fine sizzling carbonation. Eh... that coffee flavor is so off-putting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigBeer45 (1260) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle, no BBD on label, has a dark ruby pour with a one finger high of an off-white and tan colored head, medium effervescence or so, some dark colored sediment in the bottle, leaves a little lacing on the sides of the glass, aroma of raspberries and blackberries with some sweetness on the nose, finding malt aroma in this beer was like looking for a needle in a haystack and the needle was painted that hay color to, flavor of raspberry and blackberry, some sweetness on the tongue, little if any malt flavor and no flavors that resembled a stout, may have been better if there were stout flavors to be had here, oh wellÖ Mouth feel is a little less than medium, kind of thin for a stout, this beer did not look like a stout as mentioned by another rater, raspberry, blackberry and some sweetness dominated the aroma and flavor of this beer, no off flavors or aromas just a prominent berry beer, the brewer could try to brew this with more malt flavor, I was looking forward to trying a Blackberry stout beer, what a bummer, I love Blackberry.


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