mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2008
bottle: pours dark black small espresso tan head. aroma is awesome fresh blueberry juice slight chocolate adn some roast but light. flavours are good chocolate with some blueberries, great roast, finishes smooth and delicious, another great dark beer form these guys. BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Bottle pours black with just a thin ring of a brown head with some blue hues. The aroma is of abundant blueberries, sweet malts, and chocolate. The flavor is loaded with sweet blueberries and roasted malts with a bitter chocolate finish and lingering blueberry. dalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a brown ring. Aroma of burnt toasted malt and sweeter blueberry notes. Taste is sweet and toasty, of malt and berries, reminds me of blueberry crisp. Lingering toasty flavors with a hint of berry. Very tasty berry stout. 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 isn’t 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. 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.
mmmbeer (1425) - 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... 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. 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. 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. Dogbrick (13026) - 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.