nbutler11 (1305) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Sampled twice at the MBGF. Pours a dark shade of amber with a trim off white head. Smells of berries, for sure. Tastes thin, but full of blackberry flavor and almost like buttery popcorn. Very approachable. JoeMcPhee (9553) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
Brown pour. The aroma is loaded with berryish sweetness over a bit of cocoa. Chewy lingering fruity flavour... meh. It’s kind of Plain Jane really. PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle: Deep ruby pour with an off white fading film of a head. Macroish grainy aroma- reminds me of some Saranac fruit beers. Definitely has a berryish aroma- a bit extract like and sugary fruit juice character. Thin bodied and mildly carbonated. Astringent fruit syrup character. Some berryish acidity in it’s sweetness and has a macro grain flavor on the back. Artificial overall. Meh. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
12 oz bottle shared by Microgrog. Pours a mostly clear ruby red with a diminishing head to nothing. Aroma is very berry like and jammy, raspberry, sweet, light herbal kick in there and a bit honey sweetness. Flavor is fruit juicy raspberry, berry punch, light roast and chocolate- wouldn’t really guess it is blended with a stout though since it is dull on the stout character- has a slight juicy slick finish with a slight nice tartness but a bit overly sweet for me. johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle: Pours a very cloudy red-orange color with no head. Fruit juice aroma, all blackberry and cherry. Flavor is mostly the same with no real signs of malt or carbonation. The blackberry taste is very sweet and somewhat enjoyable at first but there is nothing balancing this out in the finisht. I didn’t see the commercial description on my bottle so I wasn’t expecting any aspects of a stout, but there definitely isn’t any of that here. If you like your brew real fruity and sweet you might like this one.
17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2009
#4 of 5 in my fruit beer tasting. 12oz bottle. That might be the most disgusting aroma I’ve even come across in a beer, huge popcorn butter, rancid, nostril coating, pungent, dead body, month old coffee. Pours a medium dark brown with a small frothy off-white head. Craziness, sharp and tart, moldy blackberry, sweet and quite tart, some faint super distant roast, lots of blackberries, oddly more drinkable than the raspberry, not really any signs of the stout except some acidity from the roast. Medium bodied with nice crisp fine sizzling carbonation. Eh... that coffee flavor is so off-putting. BigBeer45 (1565) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle, no BBD on label, has a dark ruby pour with a one finger high of an off-white and tan colored head, medium effervescence or so, some dark colored sediment in the bottle, leaves a little lacing on the sides of the glass, aroma of raspberries and blackberries with some sweetness on the nose, finding malt aroma in this beer was like looking for a needle in a haystack and the needle was painted that hay color to, flavor of raspberry and blackberry, some sweetness on the tongue, little if any malt flavor and no flavors that resembled a stout, may have been better if there were stout flavors to be had here, oh well… Mouth feel is a little less than medium, kind of thin for a stout, this beer did not look like a stout as mentioned by another rater, raspberry, blackberry and some sweetness dominated the aroma and flavor of this beer, no off flavors or aromas just a prominent berry beer, the brewer could try to brew this with more malt flavor, I was looking forward to trying a Blackberry stout beer, what a bummer, I love Blackberry. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle: The aroma consists of light blackberry, roast, and faint grass. It pours a slightly hazy brownish-orange with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with mild blackberry and grass. The finish has the slightest hint of roastiness. Light-medium bodies with moderate carbonation. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Sampled at a The LoSBD meeting, thanks to RAYBOY01: This had a brown body with a beige head - making it difficult to believe it’s based on a Stout. What I got was candy berries in the nose and candy berries in the flavor. I had two heavily salted radishes (a The LoSBD thing) to cleanse my palate after this one. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2009
dark brown, medium tan head, some lace. blackberry nose. blackberry flavor. blackberry finish. sampled at a LoSBD tasting, sample provided by rayboy01, i think.