portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a soapy khaki head that settles to a wispy film and tight collar. Aroma is strong blueberries and chocolate malt and some subtle tartness. Taste is big mix of chocolate and blueberries with a little tartness and a malty background with slight acidic notes. Palate is medium and sticky with a dry acidic finish. Really enjoyable, but wish it was either more fruity tart or more blueberry porter. I’m to confused which way I want it to go.
mcc5468 (121) - USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Started promisingly with great aroma but porter chocolate/coffee overwhelmed the blueberry. Too bad because it smelled great but just didn’t deliver. If I had wanted a ,stout/porter it would have been great. Disappointing.
Voodoo (531) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is, oddly enough, blueberry. Pours a dark brown, blue color with a blue hinted head. The taste was a bit of a surprise, coffee, heavy malt, and less blueberry than the aroma let on to, and a heavy mouthfeel. Quite a nice change of pace.
DietPepsican (1578) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Certainly odd. Dark brown pour with a big off white head. Plenty of blueberry in this one, some grape drank, caramel, toffee, maybe a bit of chocolate. It’s not loaded with buttered popcorn which is a plus from these guys.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Strong aroma of cooked blueberries, like a blueberry pie, upon opening the bottle, some coffee. Looks like a fairly standard porter, dark brown/black with a moderate off-white head. Little bit sticky on the sides. Coffee and roasted malt up from on the taste with blueberry tartness and a touch of smokiness on the finish. Slight alcohol burn, but very smooth. Overall, blueberry coffee cake. The berry is not too sweet and does not taste artificial so it blended into the overall package very well.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle:Pours a dark coffee brown with some ruby tones and a medium light tan head that is mostly lasting. Malty sweet aroma is blueberries and cocoa. Has sweet flavors of fresh blueberries, coffee and chocolate. Creamy texture with a mild dry finish. Paired well with grilled chicken and dark chocolate. Delicious!
BDCS (1) - West Palm Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very impressive. First time trying the Pugsley Series. Hint of blueberry nothing over the top following an excellent robust flavor. Smooth palate.
JDBaker11058 (1763) - Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: dark brown, with a short creamy tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma: warm blueberries right off the bat, with light undertones of caramel and chocolate. Taste: lots of blueberries, but mingling well with notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Finish: lingering chocolate, coffee, and blueberry. Notes: Essentially a chocolate blueberry buckle cake. I thought this would be disgusting, but they made it work. I didn’t get much in the way of the scotch ale notes claimed on the bottle, but there were definite porter characteristics. Continuously improved as it warmed.
Suttree (5879) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ever had Boo-Berry cereal with a cup of coffee for breakfast? If so, you’ve got a pretty good idea of what you’ve got here. Smells great, of course, and the blueberry flavor and aroma is actually only mild artificial. Nice coffee and Dark Chocolate, as well.
obguthr (5305) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blueberry nose, not strong with even more subtle vanilla notes. Maroon brown, thin tan head. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Starts with blueberry and ends with soil and baker’s chocolate. Vanilla comes and goes. In between is an odd intermingling of all three that isn’t terribly appealing. Pretty weird, but I think the brewer achieved their objective.