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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5598) - 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 (4925) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8675) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle big thanks to Aaron for the pour! Dark reddish almost black with thin tan head that lasts, aroma brings notes of blueberry skins, blueberry flesh, chocolate, hints of dark fruit, some blueberry vine, hints of caramel, interesting but very blueberry forward. Taste is crazy, with big sweet blueberry, graham, biscuity crust, some slight other lemon, nice vanilla notes in there, finishes fairly sweet with a slight bitterness. I dig this for what it is, but its a bit too much and hard to drink a lot of.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Deep reddish brown appearance with a dark brown head. Very strong blueberry, mild vanilla, cereal, tart aroma. Somewhat toasty, rich, dark blueberry, slightly bitter, light caramel/chocolate flavor. Tons of blueberries. Pretty good one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
aroma is of a chocolate covered blueberry with some roastiness and coffee. flavor is very roasty, maybe too much so. sweet in front but surprisingly dry in back and through the finish. its full bodied and creamy but maybe astringency from grain and fruit is giving it its dry finish. tasty but tough to finish a bottle in one sitting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Pours a very dark brown color with a thin off-white head and just a spot or two of lacing. The nose carries some pretty heavy blueberry character. A light bit of roast and chocolate behind. Flavor is predominantly blueberry and is fairly one-dimensional. Not much other than blueberries. Touch of malt in the background. Medium body. Decent, but mostly just another fruit beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours almost black with a medium, tan head. Strong real blueberry aroma with a hint of roasted malts. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate and real blueberry. A hint of hops in the finish. Very good for a fruit beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (6948) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2012
22oz bottle, looks intriguing .. . pours a plum skin purple brown .. decent foam, light glue lacing .. . blueberry, grape, and cough syrup .. . light mouth .. not really that enjoyable .. . . probably stole a napkin..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle from Scott. Aroma was of faint blueberry and soft lager. Flavor was of chocolate, light coffee, and blueberries. Surprisingly satisfying on the palate. I imagine a little age on this would go a long way, since there are several styles mixed up. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry is a solid dark brown ale with an espresso colored head that leaves very nice lacing on the glass. It has a strong aroma of fresh blueberries. It fills the room. It’s full bodied, smooth and soft. It leaves the tongue like a smooth paste. The blueberry is detected right at the beginning of the sip, then a bitter resiny flavor takes over and hits with the intensity of whiskey. There’s a long, bitter aftertaste of juniper and black pepper. Wow, this is maybe a little too intense for me. It’s strong and it tastes even stronger than the ABV would indicate. 22 oz. feels like a commitment. This is the opposite of refreshing, but it works fine on a cold winter night.


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