arminjewell (6101) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle big thanks to Aaron for the pour! Dark reddish almost black with thin tan head that lasts, aroma brings notes of blueberry skins, blueberry flesh, chocolate, hints of dark fruit, some blueberry vine, hints of caramel, interesting but very blueberry forward. Taste is crazy, with big sweet blueberry, graham, biscuity crust, some slight other lemon, nice vanilla notes in there, finishes fairly sweet with a slight bitterness. I dig this for what it is, but its a bit too much and hard to drink a lot of.
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Deep reddish brown appearance with a dark brown head. Very strong blueberry, mild vanilla, cereal, tart aroma. Somewhat toasty, rich, dark blueberry, slightly bitter, light caramel/chocolate flavor. Tons of blueberries. Pretty good one.
kopher (592) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is of a chocolate covered blueberry with some roastiness and coffee. flavor is very roasty, maybe too much so. sweet in front but surprisingly dry in back and through the finish. its full bodied and creamy but maybe astringency from grain and fruit is giving it its dry finish. tasty but tough to finish a bottle in one sitting.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very dark brown color with a thin off-white head and just a spot or two of lacing. The nose carries some pretty heavy blueberry character. A light bit of roast and chocolate behind. Flavor is predominantly blueberry and is fairly one-dimensional. Not much other than blueberries. Touch of malt in the background. Medium body. Decent, but mostly just another fruit beer.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with a medium, tan head. Strong real blueberry aroma with a hint of roasted malts. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate and real blueberry. A hint of hops in the finish. Very good for a fruit beer.
SudsMcDuff (5796) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle, looks intriguing .. . pours a plum skin purple brown .. decent foam, light glue lacing .. . blueberry, grape, and cough syrup .. . light mouth .. not really that enjoyable .. . .
probably stole a napkin..
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Scott. Aroma was of faint blueberry and soft lager. Flavor was of chocolate, light coffee, and blueberries. Surprisingly satisfying on the palate. I imagine a little age on this would go a long way, since there are several styles mixed up. Very good beer.
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yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry is a solid dark brown ale with an espresso colored head that leaves very nice lacing on the glass. It has a strong aroma of fresh blueberries. It fills the room. It’s full bodied, smooth and soft. It leaves the tongue like a smooth paste. The blueberry is detected right at the beginning of the sip, then a bitter resiny flavor takes over and hits with the intensity of whiskey. There’s a long, bitter aftertaste of juniper and black pepper. Wow, this is maybe a little too intense for me. It’s strong and it tastes even stronger than the ABV would indicate. 22 oz. feels like a commitment. This is the opposite of refreshing, but it works fine on a cold winter night.
GMCC2181 (1500) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via StateLine. Dark brown in color, small head that didnt stick around. Lots going on in the aroma. Initally pick up some chocolate, sweet malts, peat with lots of blueberries. Lots of distinct flavors as well. Chocolate, blueberries, mossy/peat notes. All are very nice but I think the chocolate takes away from the blueberries. The alcohol is hidden very well. Never would of guessed this to be over 6 percent alcohol. Medium body, kind of oily. Overall: I love blueberries, so this is right up my alley.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle... not something worth trying, aroma is ok with some decent blueberries but they are generic... taste is just terrible heavy handed generic blueberry syrup cough medicine