hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, blueberries, roast, and caramel. Tastes of blueberries, lighter roastiness, and caramel. No alcohol detected.
adrian910ss (2246) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep cola with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of fresh blueberries, chocolate, roasted malts and blueberry pie filling. Taste of roasted malt, fresh blueberries and blueberry pie filling. Nicely done.
SSSteve (3377) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. dark brown with a large, creamy, tan head. nose is mostly caramel, graham cracker and milk chocolate with a modest blueberry overtone more noticeable from several feet away. flavor has more of the blueberry with lots of honey graham cracker and bitter chocolate. palate is medium with moderate to high carbonation. wish the body was a little fuller. love the idea of dark beer and blueberry.
PorterPounder (4610) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Dark purple leading to black pour with a slightly sticky khaki head that leaves just a trace of lacing. Aroma is that of artificial blueberry flavor and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is blast of blueberry artificial flavor and some dusty vanilla accents. Very muddled and thick and not refreshing whatsoever. Very artificial, pasty mouthfeel. Tastes like something a blueberry farmer would concoct in his barn.
IrishBoy (3614) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Imbibe Wines on a rest stop while returning from a bike ride. Nose is chocolate, a little mocha, and light blueberries. Blue-tinged brown with a medium tan head. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, light sweetness, and blueberries.
dimenhetfield (2348) - , Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured into snifter. I expected this to have a lot of blueberry character, with a name like smashed blueberry there has to be some in the aroma/flavor. Sadly there wasn’t that much at all. Slight blueberry in the aroma but none in the flavor. Somewhat of a let down to be honest.
keepersj12 (2237) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting brew. Not at all what I expected. Pours almost black, purple like an eggplant, with a dense creamy slightly purple head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate and caramel with just a hint of blueberry. The flavor has the chocolate and caramel, a touch of vanilla, maybe a hint of coffee but strangely no blueberry. That can be found in the sourness that is present in the finish making this a very enjoyable beer. Well done.
beerbill (3044) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours very deep brown, just about black with purplish red edges when held against sunlight. There is a moderate brown head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt, some mild smoke, blueberry, and a bit of chocolate. The flavor follows the aroma very closely, and I am very happy that the blueberry is more of a background component instead of being the frontrunner. This is a delicious beer and I’ll picking up a few more of these to enjoy as the summer progresses.
Slimbrundage (80) - USA - JUL 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with brown edges. On the nose I get vanilla, spice and a hint of blueberry, almost like a blueberry candle. Medium to light bodied, a little thin for my taste. I’m looking for the blueberries but I can’t pick them up, i just taste a little roasted malt and not much else. I am a big fan of the Smashed Pumpkin and was really looking forward to this but it doesn’t do much for me.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft… Pours clear and dark brown with little to no head. The aroma is simple, pleasant and easily bisected into two components - mocha and subdued blueberry. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor provides bittersweet mocha, deeply roasted malt, caramel and tree nuts with a dash of blueberry essence. Chocolaty, mildly fruity, lightly sweet finish.