Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pop! ... And instantly wafts a bushel full of blueberries to the olfactory glands! Wow. Pours a deep, dark midnight blue (pretty!), with a thin but gluey head. The aroma settles into a sweet sugary thing in the glass, but this drinks damn near like an alcoholic blueberry juice. Now, you gotta like blueberries. My wife, she hated it, but then she doesn’t care for blueberries. Me? I could drink this for breakfast. Outstanding. (#4363, 11/21/2011)
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with a thick brown head. Big and huge natural blueberry aroma. Very tart and sweet and has a bit of a smell of blueberry bagels. Flavor is strong and tart blueberries at the start with a smooth malt and roasted coffee middle. The blueberries are the star of the show though and they shine through. Chocolatey malts on the finish with that nice and peppery blueberry twang. Really good.
Marsiblursi (3005) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a pale brown head. The aroma holds berries and roast up front with undertones of blueberry ice cream, black currant candy, ripe cherries, latte and creamy milk chocolate. Undertones of ginger/vanilla/clove/gingerbread and caramelized nuts. Simple but sexy. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic. Tones of chocolate roast, caramel, blueberries, vanilla and other subtle spices and berries. The mouthfeel is clean, round, creamy and soft with a light to medium carbonation. Mild roast with earthy and grassy hops on the finish alongside a lingering blueberry note. Medium bodied. I don’t pick up any of the diacetyl house flavour in this beer. The best beer from this brewery IMO.
drjay44 (2640) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, beige head, with some lacing, over a clear, light reddish brown (SRM 30) body....nose is heavy blueberry initially, gradually which becomes less intense in the glass, chocolate, coffee, touch of ginger.....taste is blueberry, chocolate, lighter coffee, finishing with a medium slightly sweet,spice bitterness....mouth feel medium to thick, alcohol hidden, carbonation makes for a very creamy sensation. This is a deftly done Fruit Beer. Yes, the blueberry is very present in both aroma and flavors, but the malt back bone is big, powerful and helps balance the fruit. F.G. is about 1.019. Fruit Beers are an acquired taste. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
AirForceHops (3203) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Used a Weizen glass. Deep mahogany color, lively carbonation which leaves a thin off white head sitting on the surface. Nose is roasted malt and mild coffee. I don’t get blueberry at all. The flavor is an interesting mix of what the commercial description says. Malt and smoky peat is what people should be getting here. ABV is masked well. I have a strong feeling this brew would translate VERY different on draft. I only get a mild blueberry in the finish as an afterthought. The berry is there but very faint in the finish. This gets points for being different and creative. I don’t this this should be labeled as a fruit beer. A solid brew.
onceblind (4078) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2011. Murky dark dark purple, small lasting off-beige head. Aroma from a mile away. Nose of blueberry, sweet bready malt, and sugar--kinda smells like pie. But the taste was not as good as pie, unfortunately. Has some blueberry, some fruity bitterness, lots of sweetness from fruit and dark malts, but is overall kinda uncomplex.
arondee (564) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2011 Pours a dark black color with a small off-white head. Aroma is blueberries and vanilla. The taste is chocolate, blueberries, vanilla, and alcohol. For the price I was expecting more although this is a lot better then their smashed pumpkin its still not amazing.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, chocolate, blueberry, light roasting, and light caramel. Poured very dark brown/ruby in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, blueberry, cocoa, slight roasting, slight vanilla, and some herbalness. Medium body. Slick, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Slick, then lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Malt, cocoa, blueberry finish is lightly sticky and dry. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
jimhilt (2403) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger cream head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Deep mahogany almost black color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Blueberry nose. Flavor is strong, slightly tart blueberry and some coffee. Higher ABV is hidden. $7.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.
tgncc (2819) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma was immediate blueberries, as soon as I opened the bottle. Upon closer inspection, the aroma proved to be a pleasing mix of chocolate, roast, blueberries (now a little more subtle). The appearance is deep black, light tan head, resembling a stout. The flavor is blueberry, roasted coffee, chocolate. Medium/thick in body, creamy mouthfeel. The finish is sweet blueberry, pine hops, some roast. I’m not a big fan of this brewery normally, but this is a pleasant surprise. Nicely done.