KajII (777) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The pour was a thick pitch black with a huge (3-4 finger) light/medium brown creamy head that lasted throughout and produced some seriously excellent sheeting of lacing which totally engulfed the glass.
The aroma was a tad sweet and had a strong blueberry presence along with some roasted chocolate malts and a sweet doughy yeast with hints of milk chocolate and roasted coffee.
The taste was extremely malty and a bit sweet with the blueberry presence right up front and then progressed into a mild bitter taste with notes of coffee and chocolate (which fought for dominance with the blueberry) before having a mildly sweet finish. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow with a nice bitter sweet blueberry chocolate taste, which lead up to a slight alcohol warming sensation at the end.
Mouthfeel was a bit beyond medium in body with a creamy dry texture and a soft carbonation.
Overall a brew which has a mild battle of flavors fighting on the taste buds, eventually neither wins and they wind up blending in a superb fashion creating a fantastic explosion of flavor that leaves you wanting more...
jflopsu (492) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black with tan head. Has a sweet stout aroma. Taste starts with coffee and a hint of chocolate, but blueberries are apparent towards the end. Blueberries and coffee linger on your tongue.
Lectvay (109) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish brown. Very pleasant aroma of blueberries and blackberries. Blueberries are the main event in the flavor profile, too, but not overpowering or too sweet. So tasteful. Really liked this.
Darkmagus82 (441) - - JUN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a super and surprisingly dark brownish blue color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer massive of a blueberry smell. The blueberry is rather authentic with it giving a rather nice chocolate covered blueberry (with emphasis on the blueberry) smell when mixed with the lighter roasted, cocoa and coffee notes of the beer.
Taste – The taste begins with a big showing of a roasted malt and cocoa flavor with a rather strong showing of blueberry as well. The taste is drier upfront, but as the flavor advances, more and more blueberry flavor comes to the tongue sweetening up the brew a bit. As the blueberry upfront was of a more authentic flavor, as it intensifies more later in the taste profile, it takes on a more blueberry syrup nature. While the blueberry intensifies so too does the cocoa tastes, leaving a rather thick chocolate covered blueberry flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and more syrupy side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the chocolate covered blueberry flavors of the brew both were fantastic creating a very dessert like feel.
Overall – Not overly sweet with a good blend of chocolate and blueberry, all while hiding the 9 % abv rather well. This is an interesting one and a good one to try.
wisdomsolo (386) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smelled pretty great but the flavor was lacking. Not the best blueberry beer.
fluffy (1465) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
what is this garbage? can shipyard do anything right? waste of whatever blueberries died to make this.
jookos (1907) - FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black. Overripe blueberries, malty, light roastedness. Soft body, some chocolate. And blueberries, in a sort of pudding- like way. Pretty nice, at least for a couple of sips.
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GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark with a pale head. Aroma is huge on the blueberry, plum. Medium-light bodied, fruity on the palate with a hint if roast on the finish. Taste is blueberry, plum, chocolate. Yum.
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours black with a non existent head. The aroma of blueberries is awesome when you open this one . The taste is light blueberry and a lot of bitterness.
OPIE788 (313) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Wow! Big blueberry aroma when you open it. Well balanced with blueberry sweetness and chocolaty bitterness.
devman171 (876) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, worst tour ever!, beer is light sweet blueberry aroma and taste.