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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smashed Blueberry is the newest beer in Shipyard Brewing Company’s Pugsley’s Signature Series line. This beer is a hybrid between a Porter and a Scotch Ale and has a rich mouth feel and a body of complex intensity. Upfront, there are distinct flavors of coffee and chocolate beautifully accentuated by the aroma of fresh blueberries. The finish features a delicate balance of sweet fruit and dry hops. This beer pairs well with glazed duck, ribs, barbeque, chocolate, and blueberry deserts. To fully experience all the flavors, Smashed Blueberry is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. More about the beer: Malt: Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Light Munich, Torrified Wheat Hops: Summit, Tettnang, Cascade Yeast: Top-Fermenting English Color: Dark Brown OG: 1.087 ABV: 9.0% Availability: 22oz Bottles, Kegs


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PumpkinBurger (46) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2012
pours black with a creamy foamy tan head... aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, blueberries... flavor has all of these up front. the blueberry is not too strong but definitely comes through, especially at warmer temperatures and even lasts a little until the chocolatey bitter finish takes over... nice silky body on this beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7558) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours black with a rich tan head and a coffee and blueberry aroma. There is a smoky chocolate and blueberry flavor with some coffee and a dry finish. It’s and interesting blend of tastes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (527) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Black with creamy beige foam. Blueberry and chocolate aroma. Creamy roasted and sweet malt texture with strong but not overwhelming blueberry flavor-sort of like a blueberry poptart.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a deep brown, almost black with a bit of brown head that dissipates and rings quickly. Smell is really nice, lots of blueberries and a hint of malt and coffee, quite lovely. Palate is really nice as well, medium to thick body, and an effervescent champagne-like carbonation. Taste is good, not a whole lot initially then a bit of sweetness balanced quickly with some good bitterness, then back to the sweetness and a nice smooth finish. Love this, an excellent fruit beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2804) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
625 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with a slight reddish tinge and a fairly large light tan head. Aroma is full of blueberries from the second the cap comes off but with a strong roasty note underneath. Flavour is rich chocolate and blueberries with a strong roasty note. Medium plus body. Alcohol is quite subtle. Everything about it is impressive, but still probably not one I’d drink in huge quantities.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2175) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
750 mL bottle. I’m not usually a fan of fruit beers. But this one isn’t bad. It looks like a porter. It smells like a porter with blueberries. And it tastes like a porter with blueberries. That’s it. Nothing fancy, nothing off, nothing fake. It works. Booze is well hidden.. I’ll try this one again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2012
660ml bottle (Hilpea Haukki, Helsinki)
Reminds me of the kalev fruit chocolate in the aroma. Very dark red, nice tight tan head. Full palate, nice carbonation. Very succulent, nice on the tongue. Taste is good, certainly, but not as good as the aroma. There’s a nice rich porter body, and the blueberry is pleasantly clear. However the two don’t synergise. Not bad, but some schizophrenia. Enjoyed every sip, and not even a hint of a suggestion of a brewing flaw. Very nice. Good job.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5327) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2012
(Bottle, 0.65 l, at Hilpeä Hauki, 20120605) The beer poured almost black with red shading. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had blueberry, roasted malts, sweetness and chocolate. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, chocolate, blueberries, ash, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty, burnt and bitter. A tasty combination of blueberries and stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nsquishee (630) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Very blueberry in all aspects. It gets old after a while, but still very authentic in its presentation. Tastes like you smashed a shit load of blueberries into a light porter. Very chocolaty, roasty, and fruity all at once. A bit too much blueberry for me, but still very nice for a sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2301) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Deep brown black in color... Aroma of puréed blueberry jam... Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate with distinctive notes of sweet blueberries on the finish... Really complex, very delicious


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