bhensonb (12023) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento as Shadow’s Wild Black. Pours dark and ruddy with a slight creamy pinkish head. Smells like fresh blackberry. Flavor is sugary blackberry with a fairly nasty wheat? aspect? Or maybe rice and blackberry don’t go well together? At 8% I’m suggesting that this is flavored Natty Daddy. These big brewers just rearrange the plumbing and anything goes.
rumproasts (3575) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2012
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
this is the worst of the 3 varieties that I’ve tried of this. tastes like a very nasty variety of mad dog 20/20.
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Blue Dog. Pours turbid, merlot colored with fizzy pink head. Nose is earthy blackberry and red wine grapes. Tastes very sweet, with notes if blackberry, grape juice, and an odd finishing flavor. Light alcopoppy palate that isn’t complex.
Lorenasa (154) - Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Drank straight from the bottle. Aroma is of blackberry. Taste like blackberry syrup. The sweetness is overwhelming.
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shrubber85 (8550) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Blackberry and alcohol aroma. Purple color with mauve head. Very sweet blackberry flavor with moderate alcohol finish. Tastes like a generic fruit soda with cheap vodka added. Not as horrendous as the Wild Blue.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Rated on 5-06-2014 (Bottle) This beer has a smooth pink head with a long retention, transparent reddish body, fizzy, lively, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is heavy artificial berries, sweet and tart. The flavor is artificial berries, very sweet, lightly sour, and lightly bitter. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light bodied. The flavor of this beer is yucky tasting. Too artificial and it is a beer I do not recommend.
coyforce (618) - Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Taste is blackberry but not very much beer like. Aroma is weak blackberry and pour is purple with no head.
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2012
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Generic artificial berry aroma. Deep purple with a small pink head. Artificial berry and alcohol flavor. Light fizzy body. Really bad alcopop ... ’nuf said.
Slubgob (209) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 1, 2012
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I think it tastes like a grape lollipop.my wife says dimetapp cough medicine.only complimentary thing I can come up with is it hides the 8% well.
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
As a total copout, I’m going to be posting essentially the same review for all 3 of the “Wild + Color” series beers because they’re all basically the same.
Wild Blue tastes and smells like artifical blackberry syrup. There are no distinguishable hops or malt tastes because the sugary, syrupy sweetness is completely overwhelming. This is high-powered, boozy, and synthetic. If that’s your jam, go for it.
By the way, I don’t like how they’ve used a dog theme and a similar font as Flying Dog in a transparent attempt to trick buyers into this stuff.