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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Smashed Blueberry
Date: August 09, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark purple, fine tan head
Aroma: bears come from miles around and crash through the doors and windows as the room instantly fills with blueberry aroma upon breaking the seal on the bottle
Flavor: rich blueberry flavor, just a touch of sweetness balanced by a fruity blueberry tartness, light earthy bitterness in the finish
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.4/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3845) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 16, 2011
On draft at Tap 25 in Livermore. This was interesting. It pours very dark with a stout-like head. The aroma really jumps out as potent blueberry. Not much else registers. After tasting, the cocoa and roasted malt come into play a bit more, but you still get blasted with a nice shot of blueberry flavor. It may taste a bit artificial, but it certainly wasn’t offensive. If you like blueberry, this will probably hit the spot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10732) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of bluebery, cocoa, carmel, toffee and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of blueberry, cocoa, carmel, toffee and light vanilla with a smooth lingering blueberry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2011
Taster from bottle. Pours a purplish black with an offhwite head. Smells of mutes blueberry pie. Tastes like a blueberry pie without the massive sugar you’d expect, with definite porter qualities.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shadbow (40) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Amazing. Best blueberry beer I’ve ever tasted, and better than I would have imagined. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5967) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle shared at Paul’s Dec 3rd tasting. Pours a deep brownish black body with thin lacing. Aroma is chocolate and blueberries. Mouthfeel is thin to medium with notes of blueberry, milk chocolate, light roast and toasted bread. Ehhhh.

   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 (981) - 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 (1276) - 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 (7344) - 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.

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