tightslice (1523) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 15, 2018 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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...
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2018 Bottle from Lucky in San Carlos, CA. Aroma is blueberry, chocolate and some cereal, taste is more dry chocolate with blueberry...very beer-like but also mildly dessert-y as well. Def stands as a porter / fruit beer.
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle from Smith’s. Pours hazy, dark brown with big, tan head that laces well. Nose is huge blueberry, caramel malt, hops, and I get a whiff of female taint in this. Tastes of blueberry, caramel malt, hops, smooth finish. Bricks (1160) - Delaware, USA - JUL 21, 2017
A dead super dark brown/black appearance.. The aroma is legendary... blueberry pancake goodness. Taste is a bit odd.. like thin blueberry boozy tea. dandeman (1101) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2017
Bouteille 650 ml. Le nez présente effectivement des effluves de bleuets accompagnées de chocolat au lait, de fudge et de café. L’entrée de bouche est doux et onctueux avec la présence de bleuets et petit sucré de caramel et de chocolat au lait. Malgré son taux assez élevé, l’alcool n’est pas beaucoup senti. Bel équilibre des saveurs. Les bleuets ne sont pas trop dominants. Délicieuse. pictoman (1252) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2017
Poured from 650mL bottle. Near black with tan head. Lots of blueberry, roast malt, hint of chocolate.
b3shine (9253) - Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2017
750 ml bottle to plastic pint cup. Looks good; a translucent cola with beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells blueberry-forward with notes of chocolate and oak. Tastes like it smells with a bit of coffee as well. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied and finishes mildly to moderately tart from the blueberries. Enjoyable. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2017
[email protected]SpartanStout (45) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2016
(backlog). Deep rubyish copper colour with a small beigeish/red head. Aroma is blue berries awith some slight grassy and wooden notes. Flavour is blueberries, some mild caramel, toffee and slight alcohol to it. Big bold palate.
Draft pour at bar. Pours a really deep black with very small light head. Very crisp blueberry taste on the front end followed by a smooth chocolate finish. tekstr1der (507) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Much more interesting than any other fruit beer I’ve tried, this one has some remarkable qualities. Pours dark brown with a tan head that lingers. Was not expecting that. Aroma permeates the room thoroughly. Amazing. On closer inspection the smell of fresh smashed blueberry melds with a firm cocoa presence. The flavor continues this chocolate-covered blueberry thing quite well, and as it warms the tart berry comes out more so. Finishes fairly dry with a lingering chocolate aftertaste. bulldogops (2846) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
Rating #1819 - 2015.07.06 - Bottle from CBI - Pours a deep mahogany with a bubbly tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is chocolate, roast malts, mild berry jam. Blueberry jam is highlighted on the palate, but doesn’t dominate the porter/scotchy character of roast malt bitterness and toffee, cocoa sweetness. Very nice and understated for a fruit beer.