Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TruePerception:
3.65/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Shipyard's Smashed Blueberry, blueberry porter/scotch ale. 9% ABV. (Why is the foil glued on?)
A: A little less than half a finger of slightly tan head. Black, with a hint of a purplish berry hue. Golden brown in dimple.
S: Cooked blueberry, as soon as the bottle opens, liked in blueberry pancakes. I'm having trouble placing the secondary aroma, due to the power of the blueberry. Something earthy. There's a sweet makeup-y smell. A hint of smoke, perhaps. Ah. After sipping a bit, the earthy quality is charcoal!
T/MF: Interesting. It starts out dark, but without a distinct flavor. A bit of dark chocolate and char. Medium roast coffee. Blueberry comes as it settles in, and is quite light. Slight licorice before the finish. Finish is a faint blueberry and a light char, and lasts fairly long. The flavor is very light, actually.
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 06:44:58 | More by TruePerception
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color with a two-finger head that leaves streaks and dots of lacing behind
Smell: Blueberries and chocolate, with undertones of caramel and a hint of ash
Taste: Blueberries, up front, with caramel and chocolate tones developing in the middle; ashy and grainy, after the swallow with a rather thin finish
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: I have never been a fan of Shipyard but this beer peaked my curiosity and just as I thought I was going to really like it (the aroma and the front end were great) it fell apart in the finish; with a bit of tweaking this could be really good - as it is right now it has polarized the reviewers
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 23:27:36 | More by brentk56
4.08/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A- pours a very dark, clear ruby with a thick khaki head. Excellent head retention, sheets of lacing.
S- blueberry jam and chocolate. It's pretty intense. It does smell sweet.
T- chocolate covered blueberries, coffee. Some hop bitterness is present in the finish along with a little alcohol.
M- full bodied, creamy, velvety carbonation. Warming finish.
O- thoroughly enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 23:46:56 | More by silverking
4.04/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a super and surprisingly dark brownish blue color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer massive of a blueberry smell. The blueberry is rather authentic with it giving a rather nice chocolate covered blueberry (with emphasis on the blueberry) smell when mixed with the lighter roasted, cocoa and coffee notes of the beer.
Taste – The taste begins with a big showing of a roasted malt and cocoa flavor with a rather strong showing of blueberry as well. The taste is drier upfront, but as the flavor advances, more and more blueberry flavor comes to the tongue sweetening up the brew a bit. As the blueberry upfront was of a more authentic flavor, as it intensifies more later in the taste profile, it takes on a more blueberry syrup nature. While the blueberry intensifies so too does the cocoa tastes, leaving a rather thick chocolate covered blueberry flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and more syrupy side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the chocolate covered blueberry flavors of the brew both were fantastic creating a very dessert like feel.
Overall – Not overly sweet with a good blend of chocolate and blueberry, all while hiding the 9 % abv rather well. This is an interesting one and a good one to try.
Serving type: on-tap
06-18-2014 00:37:04 | More by Darkmagus82
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.