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RATINGS: 318   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%

CampesinoTino's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bomber. Pours a dark brownish burgundy color with a thin cap of light brown foam. Aroma is an onslaught of blueberry dessert sweetness with notes of dark chocolate and caramel malt. The taste starts out with bittersweet chocolate, espresso and roasted malt flavors before the blueberry returns in full force. Also a bit of toffee, alcohol and herbal hops in the mix. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a bittersweet, roasty finish. As expected, the coffee and chocolate notes blend really well with the blueberry flavors. Definitely one of the top berry beers around and a good brew to finish off a holiday meal.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (383) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Much more interesting than any other fruit beer I’ve tried, this one has some remarkable qualities. Pours dark brown with a tan head that lingers. Was not expecting that. Aroma permeates the room thoroughly. Amazing. On closer inspection the smell of fresh smashed blueberry melds with a firm cocoa presence. The flavor continues this chocolate-covered blueberry thing quite well, and as it warms the tart berry comes out more so. Finishes fairly dry with a lingering chocolate aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
Rating #1819 - 2015.07.06 - Bottle from CBI - Pours a deep mahogany with a bubbly tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is chocolate, roast malts, mild berry jam. Blueberry jam is highlighted on the palate, but doesn’t dominate the porter/scotchy character of roast malt bitterness and toffee, cocoa sweetness. Very nice and understated for a fruit beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2016
It has been awhile since I haven’t been able to finish a beer, I’m use to big bottles in large abv’s. Super blueberry aromas, and that was it. It looked nice, but the blueberry aroma, and the malt bill, just left for a boozy awkward flavor that fell down at every chance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OminouSC2 (462) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2016 Brown color. Chocolate and blueberry aromas. Taste is sweet bluberries, but never overwhelming, chocolate, roasted. Blueberry taste lingers on during the finish. Feels like a blueberry Imperial Porter. Really cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brownish color. Aroma and taste are sweet blueberries and some chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3418) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rustbucket0873 (372) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - 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 (2348) - 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 (849) - 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.

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