oobawa (1394) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a nearly black color, similar to the Too cream stout. Aggressively poured, this features a four-finger tan colored head. Like its brethren, it seriously looks like an imperial stout.
S: There is some unsweetened chocolate and roasted barley here, but beneath that is a slight hint of blueberry. Not enough to kill the balance by any stretch, but enough to interest the olfactory senses.
T: At first, the typical notes of roast, chocolate, and coffee open things up. But then the finish comes, loaded with blueberry. I feel like the blueberry notes do a good job of not getting in the way of the stout qualities - some sips sees the roast/chocolate win out, others see the blueberry as the dominant flavor. Ultimately, the two elements blend together reasonably well.
M: Compared with One and Too, this seems rather thin. This aids drinkability admirably, however it doesn’t have the decadent feel of the other two.
O: Not a pure stout, but it works well as a stout/fruit beer hybrid. The blueberry does a good job of blending in with the base, never fully overpowering things. I’d gladly drink this one again.
Hefty blueberry stout, not overwhelmed by the fruit but strong enough to make its berry roots known. Enormous stout nose, tons of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee, accented by a subtle blueberry undertone. Pours a dark, dark brown with a slight brown head and little lace. Taste comes off as a berry-tinged dry stout, bitter and deeply roasted but with a formidable blueberry backbone. Unsweetened bakers chocolate and dark fruits make up the front, dark cherries and raisins mixing with the blueberry without ever growing cloy. Bitterness seems a bit heavy for the brew, though, and the texture feels spiky and harsh, a bit cheap for such a quality brewery. Not bad, but not my favorite. BREWMUSKCLES (2684) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2017
you can fuck up easy with blueberry or you can make something beautiful. they seem to know everything about stout in Marshall MI, don’t they? Seriously can’t wait to get up there. love this brewers beers period. because they are great. brigg (677) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2017
(Bottle) Pours black with a small, foamy brown head. Aroma of blueberry and dark chocolate. Medium body. Flavor is moderately sweet and bitter; blueberry; woody notes; peat. Warming alcohol noticeable. __Rb81 (789) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle (bb 2015?) shared at Beertemple, Amsterdam. Pours dark with almost no head. Still lots of blueberries in the aroma, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter, soft mouthfeel and carbonation. Chocolate aftertaste. Nice. Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - FEB 13, 2017
On tap at Crunchy’s. Lots of blueberry and coffee in the aroma. Smooth and not overly sweet.
Dorkenstein (541) - - FEB 11, 2017
Really nice blueberry compote aroma with strong roasted malts and some star anise too. After the beer has warmed, smoked wood aromas appear, and the star anise becomes stronger. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, charred roasted malts, blueberry, subtle star anise, and hops. It ends with a nice dry finish and a bitter aftertaste. After warming, the charred malts strengthen, with a root beer like flavor too. All another flavors are still present. monk191 (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2017
A solid stout. Pours a beautiful deep brown-black with a thick brown head. Smells of oatmeal and blueberry. Taste is oatmeal upfront, with some milk stout, and a bit of blueberry in the finish. Had in the bottle.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone emdejes (77) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2017
33 cl bottle - Very smooth and full of fruit. I liked this in particular. Will love to try this one again someday. willisread (3341) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Tap at Gambrinus. Pours a deep brown to black with a finger of beige foam that dissipates quickly. Blueberry nose with a touch of cacao nib. Slightly roasty and sweet milk chocolate on the palate, but not overly so. Cacao nib and faint blueberry skins add a little roast and dryness. Really well-balanced. Diggin it. Bawelt (874) - Lyon, FRANCE - JAN 21, 2017
Spéciale mais très bien foutue.
Le nez sent pas mal le chocolat, un fond caramel et la rondeur du fruit.
En bouche, on a une attaque très torréfiée, boisée, quasiment fumée. Un peu dérangeant mais vite coupé par une sacrée finale hyper fruitée et gourmande. La longueur rééquilibre bien les deux.