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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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4.7
koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2015
From notes. Enjoyed on September 19 at Travis’ house. 750 mL bottle shared by me. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite, combined styles: the sour stout. The pour on this one is a dark black with a thin ring of darker head. The aroma is just great. There is a nice roast that starts it out, but it moves into being taken over by the blueberry. There
amazing. Light tartness. Great blueberry offers a nice light fruitiness and the skins offer a wonderful tart sharpness to it. There is a goos addition of dark fruits and light roast, maybe even a little chocolate and vanilla contrast, but the bluevberries are definitely the show stealer. The flavors are just as great. The blueberry is bright and vibrant with a great tart sharpness. The stout rings through with the roast chocolateyness, a light vanilla, and just a little touch of bourbon. The mouth feel is great. Thick and viscous with just enough soft carbonation to help it remain thick, but not overly lingering to let the sour aspect keep it quick and tart. The aftertaste is lingeringly blueberry skins and chocolate bourbon heat. I love this.

4.5
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 23, 2017
Cudowny balans, genialnie ułożony alkohol. Piękne połączenie Flandersa (czerwone owoce, drewno) i czekoladowo-waniliowego RISa. Mega ciało!

4.4
djd07 (15661) - 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

4.3
48FanInCali (857) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2016
2015 bottle - BT type pour with a head that doesn’t last. Fruity BT nose with sweet malt, vanilla, barrel. Taste follows the nose. Slightly tart but how I would imagine a blueberry variant of BCS would taste. I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to.

4.3
superspak (6094) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2016
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/18/2016. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger foamy tan head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge tart blueberry, cherry, red wine, plum, raisin, chocolate, cocoa, fudge, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, toasted oak, light vinegar/funk, and yeast/roast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, bourbon barrel, blueberries, a light fruity/funky yeast notes; with great strength. A bit of alcohol booze appears as it warms. Taste of huge tart blueberry, cherry, red wine, plum, raisin, chocolate, cocoa, fudge, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, toasted oak, light vinegar/funk, and yeast/roast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/acidic tartness, tannic oak spiciness, and light roasted bitterness; with lingering notes of blueberry, dark fruit, red wine, chocolate, cocoa, fudge, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, toasted oak, and yeast/roast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, bourbon barrel, blueberries, a light fruity/funky yeast flavors; with a great malt/tannic/tartness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Lightly drying from acidic/tannic notes as well. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a smooth, creamy/slick, and lightly silky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with moderate warming and minimal booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible barrel aged/fruited sour imperial stout. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, bourbon barrel, blueberries, a light fruity/funky yeast flavors; and dangerously smooth to sip on for the enormous ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.2
JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of sour berries, sweet dark malts and chocolate. Flavor starts with chocolate malt, moving to tart berry before a sweet and tart finish.

4.2
Chalumeaux (1760) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Airforcehops. Pours thick black with a tinge of purple with a lacey head. Aromas of candy blueberry and chocolate. Taste is chocolate then moves to tart berry and finishes with a nice boozy punch.

4.2
rami_pl (4586) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 23, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Blue BBLS (2016) by Bruery Terreux® at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska

Duzo beczki, duzo stouta, duzo czegostam kwasnego, super ulozone, alko jak na ten% ladnie ukryte, duzo waniliokokosu, flandersa, czeko risa

4.1
hopdog (13102) - 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.

4.1
markextrae (4515) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
bottle shared by a friend. poured a dark black colour with some tanned bubbles on top. imo this is def. more a stout than a sour/wild ale. nose if filled with sweet deep blueberries, raspberries, and dark roasted malt notes. followed by deep sweet chocolate, raisins, and sweet strong bourbon like all other bourbon bruery beers. slight tartness in the aftertaste. but much more BT flavors. sticky syrup. and slight lactic note. I have no idea if this used to be more tart when it came out. but the BT stout is very forward. with a strong bourbon heat, vanilla and oak. the blueberries adds a very great balance to the beer. wasn’t expecting this. but it was very enjoyable!


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