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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Pugsley’s Signature Series is named after Shipyard Brewing Company’s master brewer, Alan Pugsley.”

A hybrid between a Porter and a Scotch Ale, this beer has a rich mouth feel and a body of complex intensity. Up front, there are notes of coffee and chocolate; beautifully accentuated by the aroma of blueberries. The finish features a delicate balance of sweet fruit and dry hops. To fully experience all the flavors, this beer is best enjoyed at 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

First Brewed: May 2011
Available: January - March
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Roasted Barley, Crystal, Chocolate, Light Munich, Torrified Wheat
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Warrior, Glacier, Cascade
Color: Dark Brown
OG: 1.087
ABV: 9.0%

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4.1
Metalchopz (3419) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
Wow... A beautiful mix between a Porter and a Scotch ale with the added blueberries. Quite a treat !! Pours a real dark brown colour with a small beige head (because of the high ABV). Aromas of burnt malts with the fruit, well-balancing things. Medium-bodied with a decent smoothness. Cocoa taste with the roasted malts and the blueberries. Great dark beer that is very well-blended with the blueberries. The high alcohol content in this one works better than in their pumpkin one. Works quite well actually.

3.1
Tessic (1158) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
This ale poured a deep black colour with a nice,big rocky head. Scents include blueberry,cocoa, wine and ripe fruit. First sip was thick and lightly sweet with flavours of flowers, blueberry, grape gum, suttle roast and chocolate. Finish is thick, syrupy, sweet and blueberry flavored.

3.8
blankboy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle [625ml]. Pours a very dark reddish-brown with an average size lasting frothy beige head. Nice aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, blueberries, more fruit and some light sugary sweetness. Flavour is blueberries first followed by chocolate, dark malt, strawberries, very light hops and some coffee. alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Fruitier then I expected, and you definitely need to be in the mood, but I quite liked it. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.

3.5
SaintMatty (7420) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2012
650ml Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges and a tan head. Blueberries, chocolate and malt in the aroma. Smooth, chocolatey and fruity taste with notes of blueberries, chocolate and some soapy hops. Quite nicely balanced.

3.6
thegreenrooster (4441) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is all things blueberry. Some roasted malts are in there if you can get by the blueberry. Flavor is again big blueberry with a little coffee from the malt. This beer really socks it to you with the blueberry but on the flip side the strong blueberry takes away everything else the beer offers. This beer is a full on blueberry assault.

2.5
pieeetr (41) - Hägersten, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2012
This beer is just fine until you taste it. It has nice aroma and looks great but the taste is disappointed me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
robinvboyer (4698) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
Cloudy ark brown pour, small beige head. Upfront sweet candied aroma of blueberries, and welchs grape juice, and sweet roasty mals. Good mouthfeel and carb. Velvety soft blueberry finish wrapped in a chewy roasted malt blanket. Yes it’s a fruit beer, but to me its a lueberry porter.

3.8
Strykzone (7422) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. This smells so much like blueberries. Black with a tan head. It tasyes like blueberry coffee. Some nuttinesscomes out late. Just a hint of hops add bitterness and only a bit to the flavor.

4.2
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a thick pitch black with a huge (3-4 finger) light/medium brown creamy head that lasted throughout and produced some seriously excellent sheeting of lacing which totally engulfed the glass. The aroma was a tad sweet and had a strong blueberry presence along with some roasted chocolate malts and a sweet doughy yeast with hints of milk chocolate and roasted coffee. The taste was extremely malty and a bit sweet with the blueberry presence right up front and then progressed into a mild bitter taste with notes of coffee and chocolate (which fought for dominance with the blueberry) before having a mildly sweet finish. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow with a nice bitter sweet blueberry chocolate taste, which lead up to a slight alcohol warming sensation at the end. Mouthfeel was a bit beyond medium in body with a creamy dry texture and a soft carbonation. Overall a brew which has a mild battle of flavors fighting on the taste buds, eventually neither wins and they wind up blending in a superb fashion creating a fantastic explosion of flavor that leaves you wanting more...

3.7
bookman10 (1132) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Pours a rather thick, dark brown, with small head. Looks like a rich stout. Aroma is dominated by blueberries. Flavor is a combination of coffee, chocolate, licorice, and blueberry, though not sweet. This is a very appealing combination and a satisfying beer. More stout or porter than a "fruit beer," which might be misleading to some tasters. Very much worth trying.


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