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RATINGS: 273   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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fordest (1972) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Awesome aromas of blueberry muffin. Taste was more chocolate and blueberry. Had it from a bottle at a party.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1153) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Stunning. Open up the bottle, blueberries. Pour into the glass, blueberries. Finishing note, blueberries. And yet the taste is not blueberry dominant, merely prominent. Let's the porter base come through quite nicely (sorry, not getting Scotch ale). A. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2523) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Confused on aroma, it smells just like fresh blueberries, even a blueberry muffin, which was nice, but at the same time strange in a beer. Dark opaque near black color, khaki small head. Flavor had the same fresh blueberry, with a bite, some astringency from black roasty malts, bitter dark chocolate, almost acrid - here the blueberry really failed to mesh with the bitter astringent malts. As the beer approached room temp, it became a little sweeter and this helped a lot, it was a lot easier to finish than it was to start (started around 55 deg, finished closer to 65-70)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3093) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle - chosen because my wife loves blueberries. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is very blueberry, with notes of roasty, cocoa, molasses. Flavor is fairly sweet, but with decent counteracing bitterness, and a pleasant blueberry-stout mix, fruit forward so I can see why this is categorized as such. Medium to lightish body for the style, plenty of carbonation. I was honestly not expecting much from this one, but it was not bad at all.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AreBeezy (5) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2013 does not count
Imperial blue berry porter. Pretty damn unique. And awesome. Mix between a scotch ale and an imperial porter. Clever. Very clever.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Pours black with a thin brown head, strong aroma of blueberry. Tastes like coffee/chocolate up front with a subtle blueberry. That flavor begins to fade but then it hits you with another dose of the blueberry on the fiinish after a small delay. Very smooth and drinkable beer. This would be good for someone’s first foray into the world of dark beers. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Kickass blueberry beer, really liked this, 9%, hell yeah, super rich blueberries, sipping beer, yum

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
22oz bottle from Goebel in KS, Love it or hate it, blueberry edition.. nose is very much blueberry and taste doesnt quite meld as well as I thought it might, the berries kind of get lost then appear at will during a sip.. still a unique experience and another fruit beer tried.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (675) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Rated from backlog. Pours dark brown with tan head. Intense big blueberry aroma. Impressive combination of blueberry and chocolate on the palate. Very nice one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (1796) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2012 (?) 22 oz bottle served in a Sweetwater Blue pint glass. Pours thick and dark with a dense, tan head that has excellent retention. A malty beer with plenty of natural blueberry aroma, more subtle bluebery flavor and a noticeable hops presence. Well balanced flavor profile: bitter-sweet, a touch of tartness. Excellent level of blueberry for this malty brew.


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