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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (4788) - Vantaa, - DEC 2, 2012
65cl bottle @ Pikkulintu. Dark brown color with a beige head. Strong blueberry aroma, quark/ yoghurt like dessert. Flavor is blueberry juice, grain, chocolaty notes. Sweet chocolate continues in the finish as well. Hides alcohol well. Quite nice really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (4238) - 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 (1784) - 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 (2544) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5739) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Sample at HopCat Detroit on 8/9/15. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of blueberry extract, blueberry extract and blueberry extract. Malty flavor with lots of blueberry and some chocolate before a thin finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (249) - - AUG 31, 2015
Holy mother! That blueberry aroma is pretty in your face. Good though. Poured a very large foamy brownish head, lots of carbonation, very good lacing. Has a very dark look, almost looks like soda pop. Aromas of...you guessed it...along with raisins/grapes, a tinge of hops, some spices. Wow, very tasty and yummy. Watery but smooth mouthfeel, sort of bitter aftertaste, but not offensive. Flavours are very much blueberry-ish, dark chocolate, grapes, spices. And 9% abv on top of it all, a great fruity beer overall. Damn good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Brown sugar, blueberry and roasted malt combine to give this a blueberry cobbler vibe. A touch of tartness keeps it from getting cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4045) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Merci Frank pour cette belle chance! Grosse bière un peu mince au versement avec une mousse quand même développée. Des bleuets plein le nez avec une bonne base de malts rôtis aux accents de café et de chocolat noir. J’aime! Sur mes papilles, un gâteau fait avec des bleuets, du café amer, du sucre brun, du chocolat noir. En bouche, un liquide moyen avec un pétillement modéré et une texture à la limite huileuse. En finale, les bleuets se fondent dans une amertume menée par les houblons et les grains rôtis. Très bien! Aucune présence de l’alcool. Facile à boire. Bouteille fraîche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badhack (434) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Aroma is a very strong cooked blueberry. Initial taste is dark malts and the finish is a long slightly sweet blueberry. Tons of blueberry. Dark in color, purple with a hint of light through it. Mildly carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (530) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Aroma is blueberry, roasted malt, chocolate. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head. Taste is blueberry heavy, with roasted malt and chocolate, nice. Mouthfeel is a touch light, but the flavor hangs a bit. Overall, I do love what the blueberries bring to this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1167) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
Aroma is roasty malts, chocolate, vanilla, and obviously blueberry. Taste is deep malts with chocolate, caramel , whiskey cask and very subtle blueberry notes. Finishes with light raisin and chocolate with slight bitterness. Appearance is a almost black amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

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