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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Pugsley’s Signature Series is named after Shipyard Brewing Company’s master brewer, Alan Pugsley.”

A hybrid between a Porter and a Scotch Ale, this beer has a rich mouth feel and a body of complex intensity. Up front, there are notes of coffee and chocolate; beautifully accentuated by the aroma of blueberries. The finish features a delicate balance of sweet fruit and dry hops. To fully experience all the flavors, this beer is best enjoyed at 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

First Brewed: May 2011
Available: January - March
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Roasted Barley, Crystal, Chocolate, Light Munich, Torrified Wheat
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Warrior, Glacier, Cascade
Color: Dark Brown
OG: 1.087
ABV: 9.0%


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Voodoo (528) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DietPepsican (1578) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
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!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BDCS (1) - West Palm Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012 does not count
Very impressive. First time trying the Pugsley Series. Hint of blueberry nothing over the top following an excellent robust flavor. Smooth palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1743) - Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5858) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (5264) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5863) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle. Black pour wirh a medium, foamy tan head. Powerful aroma of blueberries hit me as soon as the cap was popped. Upon closer inspection, there is also roasted malt and dark chocolate in the nose. Taste is big blueberry with dark chocolate, roasted malt, burnt caramel and faint coffee notes. Body is medium, slightly chewy and has a dense, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more blueberries, roasted malt, dark chocolate, sweet malt, caramel, and faint coffee. Not extremely complex but very tasty and a nice surprise.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5886) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2012
22 ounce. Sorry. I forgot who gave me this. Blueberry and stout with slight tartness. I like this. I’m surprised.


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