Grovlam (4221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle. Small brownish creamy head that mostly diminished. Spare lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, blueberries and roasted malt. Over the palate came mild burned malt, bitter coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and mild alcoholic thick texture. Moderated sweet and bitter flavor. Bitter burned malty finish. 7 / 3 / 8 / 3 / 15 shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Pours a black color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, caramel, roast, fruit, and chocolate. Flavor is malty, caramel, roast, fruit, chocolate, and a bitter roasty finish. Drake (13649) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Want list bonus from BrianK. Thanks Brian! Dark brown, slightly thick pour with no real head. Big roasted chocolate malt aroma that is cut nicely by assertive blueberries. Taste is a slightly smokey roasted malt with a blueberry finish that starts dry and finishes sweet and fruity. Very nice. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Dark reddish brown with a medium brown slowly dissipating head. Aroma of blueberried, roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of smoke. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, blueberries, smoked malts and chocolate. Smooth body has very mild bitterness. Mild dry finish with blueberries slowly creeping into the finish. Not overly sweet, just a well made fruit stout. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Pours black with a tiny ring of carbonation. Smells amazing, like a confection made of blueberries and dark chocolate. The flavor is less compelling. Lightly sweet yet quite rich malt and blueberry blend with a drier finish. Worth a try, at least.
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Initial appearance is amazing, heavy pure black pour with a tiny head. The aroma leads you to think that damn, this just may taste pretty good. It smells like a good combination of roasted malts and blueberries. But then you get down to the flavor. To me, this tasted like soy sauce. I think the combination of the roasted malts and blueberry flavoring or whatever was used just doesn’t work at all. But then again, maybe this would pair well with some good chinese food. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bottle acquired via polomagnifico. What a great beer. Such a low ABV for such a mightly little bottle!!! Jet black with a mocha colored head that hangs around. An interesting brew with obvious blueberry in the nose and on the palate. Somehow, the blueberry tartness/fruitiness plays well with the chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt of the stout. Not syrupy at all...just a nice subtle nuance that makes it unique. OldMrCrow (2435) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2008
jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2008
ours dark as india ink, making me wonder about the ABV until I tasted it. That flavor isn’t actually all that bad - the blueberries are relatively subtle there until you get to the finish, where you do get too much blueberry. But goodness, the aroma: canned blueberry syrup like what you’d get at Waffle House. This one totally doesn’t work for me. There’s some nice bitter chocolate tones in there, but man....it’s a blueberry mess. Huge disappointment.
Surprisingly good. I normally find fruity beers to be a bit of a mess. This one though has all the power of a stout and the hint of blueberries goes well with the malty goodness. Pours midnight black and smells of chocolate and blueberries. The taste is slightly bitter with malt and a bit of blueberry fruit. The finish is long and strong. SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Black in color with a thin to non-existent head. The nose is filled with dark chocolate, blueberry preserve...and that’s about it. Medium to full-bodied with good concentration and quite syrupy, it’s hard to believe this is only 4.5% alcohol! In the mouth the chocolate and blueberry are again quite prominent.