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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Pours a three finger cream head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Deep mahogany almost black color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Blueberry nose. Flavor is strong, slightly tart blueberry and some coffee. Higher ABV is hidden. $7.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2741) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2011
The aroma was immediate blueberries, as soon as I opened the bottle. Upon closer inspection, the aroma proved to be a pleasing mix of chocolate, roast, blueberries (now a little more subtle). The appearance is deep black, light tan head, resembling a stout. The flavor is blueberry, roasted coffee, chocolate. Medium/thick in body, creamy mouthfeel. The finish is sweet blueberry, pine hops, some roast. I’m not a big fan of this brewery normally, but this is a pleasant surprise. Nicely done.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
The aroma has some blueberry but not a lot. There is also a toasted porter quality with coffee but also a bit acidic. The appearance is almost black with an average head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin but OK. Overall not bad but not good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (2918) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
this beer has two tottaly different flavors, both are very good, but together it does not work. the porter part is rich with lots of coffee and roasted nutty. on the malts. the blueberry part is very good with taste of nice fresh berries. when you put these two item together, it doesnt make a good drinking beer. which is a shame. the right idea, wrong beer..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhightow01 (44) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2011
one of the most interesting fruit beers I have had. Marrying fruit to a darker beer like this is brilliant. the color is a clear dark brown with some red hue on the edges and a thin film head. The aroma is a blueberry reduction, caramel and some flowery hop. The taste gets you a deep almost murky (only slightly sweet) blueberry followed by some scottish smoke and bitterness. Body is fairly light with a kiss of carbonation. High points for uniqueness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Pours brown with a red hue and a tan head. Smell: blueberry, caramel, chocolate, soy sauce and honey. Taste: roasted chocolate malt, caramel, blueberry, booze a touch of coffee, booze and whipped cream this had alot going on but wasn’t that great. Medium on the palate and the finish is booze, blueberries and roasted malts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with a large cappuccino head. Huge aroma of blueberry ice cream, chocolate. Taste: blueberry ice cream, sweet licorice, chocolate, quite gentle but packed with flavour. Quite full-bodied and smooth. I can understand why some people think this is too much, but for me this combination is spot on.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aasher (112) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Yet another beer on my quest to tick every blueberry related creation that the beer world has to offer, except for Blabaer. This one looks promising. Finally a blueberry beer I can take seriously! This bottle arrived today courtesy of BrewerB, thanks Brian! Kudos to you sir for knocking off one of my wants. It was so random, I never even thought about it being a possibility for this package haha. It pours a dark, dark chestnut brown in color with amber highlights and a one finger, very smooth and creamy beige colored head. It looks like a legit and smooth drinker. When I popped the cap I instantly got a nice dose of blueberry cobbler. It wasn’t cloying and is surprisingly very authentic. Just what I wanted! Aside from the heap of blueberries you get a nice soft blend of dark roasted malts, light chocolate, and some toffee. I could smell this all day. The flavors are a perfect mix of sweet, yet not overdone and very authentic blueberries, light coffee, cream, roasted malts, and chocolate. Dear god I couldn’t have imagined it to be much better. I could pour this on my ice cream. My grandparents would love this just because they love cobbler and coffee. It drinks medium to full in body and drinks more like a stout, which is perfect. Overall this beer was everything I wanted it to be. I actually never thought it could be this good. Great beer to sit back and enjoy to yourself. Thanks again Brian, you hit this one on the head!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget and consumed on September 27. Pours reddish black with a brown head. Smell is full of blueberries with some notes of dry sparkling wine. Taste is malty with an almost chemical blueberry taste similar to blueberry candy. Aftertaste is very porterlike with roasted malt and coffee. The beer kinda tastes like liquid blueberry pie...


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