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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
"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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Spab (3963) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
625 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with a slight reddish tinge and a fairly large light tan head. Aroma is full of blueberries from the second the cap comes off but with a strong roasty note underneath. Flavour is rich chocolate and blueberries with a strong roasty note. Medium plus body. Alcohol is quite subtle. Everything about it is impressive, but still probably not one I’d drink in huge quantities.

TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
750 mL bottle. I’m not usually a fan of fruit beers. But this one isn’t bad. It looks like a porter. It smells like a porter with blueberries. And it tastes like a porter with blueberries. That’s it. Nothing fancy, nothing off, nothing fake. It works. Booze is well hidden.. I’ll try this one again.

FatPhil (16647) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2012
660ml bottle (Hilpea Haukki, Helsinki)
Reminds me of the kalev fruit chocolate in the aroma. Very dark red, nice tight tan head. Full palate, nice carbonation. Very succulent, nice on the tongue. Taste is good, certainly, but not as good as the aroma. There’s a nice rich porter body, and the blueberry is pleasantly clear. However the two don’t synergise. Not bad, but some schizophrenia. Enjoyed every sip, and not even a hint of a suggestion of a brewing flaw. Very nice. Good job.

mjs (7510) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2012
(Bottle, 0.65 l, at Hilpeä Hauki, 20120605) The beer poured almost black with red shading. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had blueberry, roasted malts, sweetness and chocolate. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, chocolate, blueberries, ash, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty, burnt and bitter. A tasty combination of blueberries and stout.

nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Very blueberry in all aspects. It gets old after a while, but still very authentic in its presentation. Tastes like you smashed a shit load of blueberries into a light porter. Very chocolaty, roasty, and fruity all at once. A bit too much blueberry for me, but still very nice for a sipper.

baraciisch (3311) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Deep brown black in color... Aroma of puréed blueberry jam... Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate with distinctive notes of sweet blueberries on the finish... Really complex, very delicious

PumpkinBurger (46) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2012
pours black with a creamy foamy tan head... aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, blueberries... flavor has all of these up front. the blueberry is not too strong but definitely comes through, especially at warmer temperatures and even lasts a little until the chocolatey bitter finish takes over... nice silky body on this beer!

marcus (10472) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours black with a rich tan head and a coffee and blueberry aroma. There is a smoky chocolate and blueberry flavor with some coffee and a dry finish. It’s and interesting blend of tastes.

doublebock (558) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Black with creamy beige foam. Blueberry and chocolate aroma. Creamy roasted and sweet malt texture with strong but not overwhelming blueberry flavor-sort of like a blueberry poptart.

after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2012
22, capped and foiled. Pours black with a gigantic surging dark tan head that fades quickly, but leaves tons of lace and a bit of a disc of mousse. Looks nice. Big fresh sweet berry nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Dark coffee and bittersweet chocolate dominate the mid palate, plus some milk chocolate sweetness. The finish washes out with nice fruit and some crispness from the hops, as promised on the label. Easily the finest thing Shipyard has done in a while, maybe ever. Might even be worth drinking again.

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