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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 489   ABV: 16.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In brewing, BBL is the notation for “barrel,” a unit of measurement equal to 31 gallons. This is not to be confused with an oak barrel, which typically holds nearly two BBLs of beer. Still with us? Great. Blue BBLs, then, is a special blend of our bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with our bourbon barrel-aged sour stout, plus an addition of juicy blueberries, which imparts vinous tones. The acidity from the sour stout seamlessly balances the sweet malt character of the imperial stout, and the tannins from the berries amplify the fruity character, altogether exhibiting notes of red wine, blueberry skins, rich toffee, roast and singed oak.
30% Sour Stout and 70% Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with blueberries added

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3.9
mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
750mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose is very strange, with a mix of blueberries, some tartness, some vanilla sweetness and roast. Flavour is really nicely constructed, with blueberries, counteracting any tartness, with some miscellaneous sweetness. The booze isn’t that apparent for 16%. Really nice diabetes bomb from The Bruery.

2.7
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle @ Every Bruery Beer Tasting. Very dark brown pour, almost black in color with a thin tan head. Super roasty and a strong balsamic note. Some chocolate syrup and a whole lot of ash. I guess maybe some blueberry skins... The flavor is kind of kind of harsh and roasty. A bunch of ash and charred oak. Balsamic vinegar, chocolate, and a touch of dark fruit. Not what I was hoping for and not very good. Really chalky finish.

4.4
djd07 (15339) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with small tan head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is toffee, wood, blueberry. Medium mouth with nice sweetness, blueberry, toffee, really enjoyed this

3.8
kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle shared at tasting, thanks! Near black with a small ring tan head. Aroma of tart red fruits, blueberries, bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, caramel and toffee. Flavour is heavy sweet and light to moderate sour. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

2.6
crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
750ml bottle. I could not figue out what this was supposed to be. Very balsamicy, some blueberry flavor, outlandish amounts of booze. And now i log on to post my notes and it is a 15% sour? Badly executed bad idea.

4.1
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Blueberries, tart, some bourbon, wood, vanilla, dark fruitiness, and chocolate. Some alcohol in the finish, but overall well hidden.

3.9
Sammy (12600) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Had the 15.9% version. Blueberries nicely integrated, with bourbon ageing. Surprisingly well rounded.Dangerously drinkable stuff.Above average mouthfeel, layers of character.

3.8
slowrunner77 (12581) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Straddling the line between rich huge imperial stout and sour, though I guess the presence of any sour makes it one. Rich bourbon, roasted malt and blueberry notes, all with a red wine/berry/wood funk and tartness that plays pretty well with the rest, especially for such a big beer. Don’t think this needs to be 16%, but otherwise it’s great.

3.9
daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Nearly black. Tan pour. Nice mix of berries, bourbon, oak, vanilla, light tartness, chocolate. Good beer.

3.7
alexsdad06 (10639) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2016
750 ml bottle sampled at a local tasting. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have chocolate, tart berries, vinous character, dark caramel, wood, blueberry skins, interesting beer but too much for large amounts.


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