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RATINGS: 1105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full bodied stout made with all malted barley and blueberry. Flavors of chocolate, roast malt and light blueberry make up the palate with lots of fruity blueberry aroma.

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle courtesy of StFun poured into a snifter. This is the last of the stout series for me and this one pours just like the rest, pitch black with a bubbly mocha head that dissipates to a ring. There is little lacing but lots of bubbles rising to the middle throughout. Aroma is surprising for a stout as it smells like a blueberry cobbler with some coffee and chocolate malts thrown in. Fascinating smell. The taste isnt quite as nice as the aroma but still good with the dark roasted malts and bittersweet chocolates dominating. The blueberries are present but not overwhelming, making for a nice, balanced flavor. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with tons of carbonation and leaves the palate tingling. This is right up there with Plead the 5th in the series and this one may win for originality. Great beer and the best sessionable stout I’ve tasted in a while.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Thanks Santa! Bottle. Pours jet black w. a very dark tan head. Nose is wonderfully malty - I’m reminded of expedition. Rich caramel, molasses, some hop presence,a bit of blueberry is there but remains in the back. Flavor is that wonderful malt, toffe, molasses, cocoa, almost burnt sugar, hops. Fruit is there but not specifically blueberry, more an undefined fruitiness. Stunning stuff, especially for 4.5%. I’d drink this daily if I could.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeer (1408) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2008
12 oz. bottle (from B&B in Grand Rapids, MI) served in shaker- poured blacker than a bad night in Hockeytown, foamy and thick one finger brown head formed, laced, and hit on my old lady while I was drinking it. Appealing aroma of darkened malt, chocolate, and blueberries by the bushel! Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt has been toasted hard, blueberries come in the middle and refuse to go away, finish lingers. Easily my favorite in the series thus far...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
Black colour with a brown head. Roasted, coffee bitter aroma a chocolate and fruity sweet note. Rosted and light earthy flavor with a berry fruityness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Bottle from Liquor Stop, Munster. Jet black with very minimal head. Exceedingly dry, which makes the addition of blueberries baffling to me as a blueberry enthusiast. Definite charcoal, roast, and dark chocolate with the requisite blueberry flavor, but only in the finish - and less so than in the aroma. The blueberries aren’t intuitive with this recipe, which make it both a subtle success and a baffling experiment.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmgiddings (41) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2008
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 Oily, dark pour- The dark tan head quickly cascades- thin and tight. There is a considerable amount of sediment in this beer. Blueberry seeds? This brew smells like a warm piece of blueberry pie sitting beside a warm cup of coffee. Personally, I was hoping for more fresh blueberry aroma. The taste was surprising given the nose. The blueberry flavor was very subtle and almost non-existent. Espresso was the strongest flavor, but it was mingled with coffee and bitter chocolate in the background. The Mouthfeel was thin-medium and oily.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12596) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a bottle, part of a Too-Tres-Fore-Plead The Fifth horizontal tasting. This beer pours brownish-black with a thin beige head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of anise, malt and light blueberries. Medium, smooth body with flavors of roasted malt, licorice and subtle blueberries. Bits of chocolate at times too. The finish is roasty with a nice blueberry aftertaste. Normally nobody holds a candle to New Glarus when it comes to Fruit beers but this is very enjoyable, and easily the best fruited Stout I have had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Thanks to Beerhunter for this one: This beer pours a thick black opaque colour with hints of dark reddish brown. A nice full sized head cocoa brown head with aromas of blueberry pie, coffee and oatmeal. Mouthfeel was relatively creamy, flavors of blueberries, toffee, and chocolate syrup. Nice beer overall.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, virtually no head to speak of, even after trying to produce one. Very nice ripe blueberry aroma. Flavor lacks the punch of the aroma, blueberry is so very faint in the background, almost non-exsistent. Malt and touches of choclate. A well done dry stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (742) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Pours a completely opaque black with a very nice deep tan head. Aroma is somewhat muted, but it is still full of fresh blueberry and is complemented nicely by some roasted/burnt malt accents. Flavor is very nicely done...lots of blueberry, but it is melded very well with sweet chocolate, burnt nut and malt flavors, some slight coffee notes, and ends with a strong dry, yet sweet note. Palate is well above average...very creamy and extremely smooth. Slight bitterness towards the end was a bit odd, but didnt detract much. Overall this was a very nice offering...one of the rare beers Ive had that hypes the blueberry, but does a great job melding it with other flavors.


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