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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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%


Hermod's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (6243) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Brown color. Chocolate and blueberry aromas. Taste is sweet bluberries, but never overwhelming, chocolate, roasted. Blueberru taste lingers on during the finish. Feels like a blueberry Imperial Porter. Really cool.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1774) - - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brownish color. Aroma and taste are sweet blueberries and some chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with a tiny tan head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and hops. Full body with a nice bitter/ fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rustbucket0873 (371) - Krikville, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Pours, dark purple red, tan head. Aroma is straight blueberries. Kinda malty almost like blueberry pie. Flavor is caramel, blueberry pie, malty, some of the browned crust. Very thick. Overall very good... quite tasty and refreshing even on a hot day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (2342) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kosmokrator (822) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11014) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (675) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1260) - 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.


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