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RATINGS: 311   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%

tambrico's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pour a dee reddish/purple color with a very small sized head. Aromas of black cherries, caramel and all around berries (cranberries, strawberries and more). Tastes of black berries and all around berries. Had a black cherry tartness in the finish. Light alcohol, that turned stronger as it warmed, in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (2223) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
Interesting - a twist-off bomber bottle! I don’t get around much anymore but that’s the first time I’ve seen a twist-off of this size. Sadly this lacks any serious head but does have a nice dark black-blue hue to the body. Really like that aroma - a mix of coffee and blueberries, not sweet but separate flavours, smart and sassy like a blueberry chocolate black forest cake. Mmmm. Flavour is a lot of strong and dry coffee and baker’s chocolate notes with a blueberry finish. Just great, well balanced. Smart. Not a major huge work of art but this thing could go great with so many different dinner dishes. Actually serving this with black forest cake at the end of a meal would make for some very happy customers if I don’t say so meself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kosmokrator (800) - ITALY - APR 29, 2016
Color rubino molto scuro, soffice cappello di schiuma marroncino chiaro. Profumo imponente di zucchero caramellato, frutta cotta e mirtilli; gusto inizialmente dolciastro ma un po’ povero, sottile e maltoso. Corpo lieve, effervescenza debole, evolve verso forti note di mirtillo molto asciutte che ricordano proprio il succo puro. Strana, ma non convincentissima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (10758) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
355ml twist off bottle. Reddish purple color. Aroma is huge bluberry out of the bottle. In the glass some extra pie crusty maltiness. Falvor is big, blueberry ice cream almost.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (650) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 13, 2016
Marrom avermelhada, rubi. Espuma bege de boa formação e média persistência. Aroma intenso de blueberry, amoras, groselha, adocicada, malte ao fundo. Paladar trás médio dulçor, notas frutadas e cítricas, álcool bem distribuído mas perceptível. Corpo e carbonatação médios. Aftertaste persistente, alcoólico, leve azedume característico da fruta. Um ótimo exemplar do estilo, boa para harmonizar com sobremesas de frutas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1229) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured on a blueish shade of dark brown? Minimal head and spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, blueberries and booze. Taste is sweet and quite boozy, lots of blueberries and some wood bourbon like notes. Interesting, complex and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalhead0043 (205) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2015
12 oz from BottleMixx. Pours deep brown with a small, fizzy head. Aroma reminds me mostly of a barleywine; caramel with fruit underneath and some sweet malts. Taste is very heavy on the blueberry with a slight chocolate flavor on the back end mixing in as well. Very smooth and hides ABV well. I don’t get much of the Scotch Ale flavors that the deScription claims. Body is weird, sort of average with a slick mouthfeel. Might sound like I am down on this beer, but for a fruit beer it is actually pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (4718) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
bottle. Brown with small head. Very malty base with big boozy blueberry flavor. Light sweetness. I’d imagine if you took a brown ale and added blueberry schnapps, you’d have something like this. I found it to be kind of a mess, personally.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
milewide (1983) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Excellent blueberry aroma...but taste is only alcohol! Purple color with average head and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
625ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Deep brown in colour with a long lasting large tan head, excellent lacing. The aroma has huge amounts of blueberries, icing sugar, light toasted malts. The flavour is of blueberries, some roasted malts, light coffee, sweet and rich. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, sweet, light bitterness. A lot of blueberries in this, quite sweet but not taking away from the porter underneath. Nicely done.

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