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RATINGS: 318   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5264) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Merci Frank pour cette belle chance! Grosse bière un peu mince au versement avec une mousse quand même développée. Des bleuets plein le nez avec une bonne base de malts rôtis aux accents de café et de chocolat noir. J’aime! Sur mes papilles, un gâteau fait avec des bleuets, du café amer, du sucre brun, du chocolat noir. En bouche, un liquide moyen avec un pétillement modéré et une texture à la limite huileuse. En finale, les bleuets se fondent dans une amertume menée par les houblons et les grains rôtis. Très bien! Aucune présence de l’alcool. Facile à boire. Bouteille fraîche.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (543) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2016 Aroma is a very strong cooked blueberry. Initial taste is dark malts, blueberry with wood, occasionally smoky and the finish is a long slightly sweet blueberry. Dark in color, purple with a hint of light through it. Mildly carbonated.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1473) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Aroma is blueberry, roasted malt, chocolate. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head. Taste is blueberry heavy, with roasted malt and chocolate, nice. Mouthfeel is a touch light, but the flavor hangs a bit. Overall, I do love what the blueberries bring to this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1560) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
Aroma is roasty malts, chocolate, vanilla, and obviously blueberry. Taste is deep malts with chocolate, caramel , whiskey cask and very subtle blueberry notes. Finishes with light raisin and chocolate with slight bitterness. Appearance is a almost black amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4860) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2015
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/2015. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of blueberry, brown sugar, caramel, toast, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of blueberry and dark/roast/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of blueberry, brown sugar, caramel, toast, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of blueberry, brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of blueberry and dark/roast/bready malt flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy/sticky, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial fruit beer. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of blueberry and dark/roast/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. The base beer felt like a cross between a stout and a brown ale. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (2804) - CROATIA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle, 650 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. courtesy of and shared with JFK10000. Pours dark brown with brown head. Great blueberry aroma filled the room after opening. Malty, blueberry and dark chocolate flavor. Interesting and very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (1316) - Pula, CROATIA, - JUN 27, 2015
Very dark brown color, average sized brown head. Aroma of blueberry cake, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, yoghurt. Taste is very similar. Slightly tart. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. This is what fruit beers should be like.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (7300) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottled 650ml. -from Vrutak Zagreb. Almost black coloured, small to medium sized brown head, chocolate and blueberry in the nose. Roasted malt, light chocolate and intensive blueberry taste with also light chocolate and blueberry finish. Alcohol well hidden. Not so bad like Pumpkin but also not so good as I’ve expected.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trolleo (1411) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 23, 2015
Hazy dark brown color, small tan head. Lots of blueberry, barrel wood and caramel in the aroma, some roastiness, malts and oak. Taste begins with caramel and something more like scotch ale, and ends with blueberry bomb, sweetness and hints of sourness. Long blueberry finish. Alcohol is nowhere to be found, fascinating. Medium body, soft to flat carbonation, creamy texture. This is something truly special. //pivoteka

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
azzie (817) - Pula, CROATIA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle, bought at Pivoteka, Zagreb. Dark brown color, medium body and carbonation. Aroma of blueberries. Light sweetness, some roastiness and cocoa in taste, and blueberries. Finish of blueberries. Some sourness. Very nice.

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