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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
"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%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy berry - sweet blueberry. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, blueberry, berry, light roasted - chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120616]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
22 fl pz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep brown with a small tann head. Aroma is dense blueberry and citric. Blueberry fruity, light liqourice. Smooth fruity, lingering and light citric. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ungstrup (31472) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of peuk, and roasted malt. The flavor is roasted malt, and vommit, leading to a dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of joergen. Pours a clear dark brown with an reddish hue and a beige head. Thick, greasy - and artificial - blueberry aroma. Rich body, heavy blueberry notes atop some slight licoricey roast. Some concentrate must be used. Interesting - in a good way. 160612

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and blueberries. Sweet and perfumed flavour of caramel, licorice and blueberries. Sweet finish of blueberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty blueberry aroma. Roasted malty fruity blueberry flavor with hints of chocoalte. Has a fruity malty blueberry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
21st May 2013
’Paul takes a brown shower’ tasting at Bruce’s pad. Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Big blueberry nose. Palate is softish and dry. Brown malts, feels like a Scottish ale. Mild tangy blueberry, much less intense than the nose. Dry creamy malt finish. Hangs together okay. A bit different.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17708) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Dark clear maroon colir, thin beige head. You can smell the blueberries across the room, but there are also some dark coffee grounds and chocolate notes. Taste is fruity coffee and chcolate covered blueberry bon bons. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
Tasting at Papsø’s
Black color with medium sized brownish head. The aroma is upfront yeasty and feety; a bit cheesy and fruity later. Dark artificial vanilla chocolate flavor and blueberries; overly bitter: very disgusting.
It has correct bitterness and evident alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London - many thanks to Ken! Pours clear brown with a moderate, tan froth head. Nose holds loads of blueberries, blueberry pancakes, alcohol. Medium to big sweet flavor, lots of blueberry cake, moist cake, some brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Lightly warming finish, lots more blueberry cake, blueberry coffee cake, bready malts, brown sugar, hints of maple. I didn’t expect to like this but I actually really do.

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