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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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kra303 (8) - Carbondale, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2011 does not count
Wow, blueberry explodes immediately upon popping the top! Pours a blackish, purple with a dark tan head with a hint of purple. Blueberry through and through without being sweet. Dark malty porter like mouthfeel with cocoa and nutty flavors in the background. Good acidity and a nice hint of balancing hop flavor on the finish. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atheist_Peace (980) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
650ml bottle. Pours very deep mahogany with a purple edge and a tan head. Nose of blueberry filling with a big scotchy edge. Tastes like stewed blueberries and scotch. Interesting but overall a failed experiment I’d say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bendrixian (1188) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
Foamy and dark brown colour. Blueberry jam. terrible. med bodied, blueberry, sweet scotch. cornstarch blurberry filling. bitter interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7158) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Bomber pours deep mahogany with tall bumpy tan head. The aroma is bold spiciness from the likes of black strap molasses, black licorice and some Mt. Hood like spicy hops as well as a bit of roasted malts and some thick blue berry notes too. I wasn’t expecting this to be so spicy. The taste is thick and rich and bold with robust spicy notes of black strap molasses, black licorice and spicy hops. Behind the boldness of the spices I get firm notes of blueberry syrup and bits of chocolate around the edges. It would really be tough to kill off a full bomber of this stuff alone without maybe a big meal with it. Still pretty good sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17917) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty blueberry aroma. Roasted malty fruity blueberry flavor with hints of chocoalte. Has a fruity malty blueberry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Appearance: pours the color of liquid blueberry. Smashed blueberry skins, stems included. Swirls with a collar.
Nose: blueberry smoothie and blueberry muffins. Like grabbing a handful of fresh blueberries then squeezing them, the juices and pulpy remains squishing through your fingers. Hershey’s chocolate in the back – melted atop blueberries. Generic rustic quality in the back.
Palate: thin and watery in the middle. Blueberry water and grape water in the middle. Hard burnt acrid chalky finish. Tannic and leathery in a very bad stale way. Painfully bitter blueberry and grape skins. Raw boozy finish.
Final Thoughts: wow. Not good at all. I couldn’t finish my glass much less the bottle – both went down the drain. Based on the ratings, maybe I had a bad bottle...but what I tasted in this one is what I tasted and it was bad. Am willing to give it another try if someone wants to donate a bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2011
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)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3628) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2011
(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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3043) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2011
(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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2770) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2011
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

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