Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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4.97/5 rDev +28.8%
I must admit, I was a little skeptical, blueberries in a porter? I was curious as to how the blueberry flavor was going to end up without being hidden by the porter profile of the beer.
I loved it, I found if full of flavor, good blueberries, with good thick smooth mouthfeel, without a strong alcohol aroma or flavor.
I wish I could find more.
This beer had inspired my to try and brew a robust blueberry porter like this.
10-11-2011 16:56:25 | More by d1ucb4u
4.93/5 rDev +27.7%
First thing first - you have to know what what you're getting into with this beer - It's not your traditional wheat or ale fruit beer. If you go in with those light, crisp expectations, you will be very shocked, likely disappointed, and probably frustrated.
This is not a light, summery fruit beer...even though it's blueberry. It's stout and porter like. If you've ever had fruit chocolates or a very fruity roast on your coffee beans, that's the closest comparable for this beer. This will not be a beer for everyone, and not a beer for most fruit beer drinkers. Try it if you like stouts and porters and are a bit tired of the heavy, smokey, toasty styles.
Dark, opaque, coloring. Not much foam/head on the pour.
Smooth, chocolate malts and light coffee-roast taste, perfumed with blueberries. The entire smelling, drinking process has wafts of blueberries - that's it; and that made it a fruity chocolate/coffee for me.
Would be great with a blueberry pastry like a blueberry muffin, scone...Don't really see it pairing with savory foods though.
06-06-2011 14:56:23 | More by sybilyang
4.83/5 rDev +25.1%
Appearance: pours a dark violet color with a light brown, creamy head.
Smell: well…the name says it, blueberries. At 9% there is a slight booze aroma with chocolate malt aromas as well. I can tell this is definitely a dessert beer.
Taste: The flavors all came at me at once. It was almost like a chocolate juicy blueberry coffee crème cheese cake. I want to eat a piece of cheesecake and dip it in this beer.
Mouth feel: Silky smooth on the tongue. Not too thick, nice carbonation.
Overall: My mind was blown...or smashed...or blownberried...ok enough.. with this one. It has a lot of flavors going on with it. Nice mouth feel. Great smell. Nice beautiful color with great looking frothy creamy head. Would be great as a dessert beer.
Glassware: 22oz bottle split between to goblets
08-26-2011 03:49:11 | More by hippityhophead24
4.78/5 rDev +23.8%
I was skeptical but this. beer. is. marvelous. And I normally don't like fruit beer (though this doesn't have that fruit beer character anyway).
A: Pours black with red/light brown edges when held up to the light. Khaki head that starts out about two fingers in a tulip glass and goes down at a moderate pace, some alcohol legs, little lacing.
S: Blueberry up front, but a tart real blueberry, not blueberry flavoring. You also get bready malts and a little bitterness. A little tobacco, not much.
T: What a complex beer. Blueberry sweetness up front, but again it is that tart real blueberry kind. It's more like blueberry skins if that makes sense. Follows with toasty malts. Some dark chocolate/black coffee bitterness on the finish.
M: Full bodied, not too boozy feeling for 9%. Smooth, but also has enough carbonation to cleanse the palate.
O: This is an awesome beer. Maybe I think it's so awesome because I expected it to not be...but I think it's because it's just AWESOME. Unique, complex, rich. Very nice, Shipyard. This is a perfect dessert beer.
07-24-2012 23:30:38 | More by circus_cat
4.78/5 rDev +23.8%
A - Great tan foamy head. Brew stands very dark in color, could it be all the blueberries?
S - Lots of caramel and blueberries. Very sweet, but not sugary.
T - Sweet, but not overly sugary. Amazingly blueberry. Not induced blueberry, but actual blueberry. amazing how they made this taste SO good.
M - Wonderful. smooth. wet. great carbonation.
O - Amazing fruit brew. The best i've had. wonderful true berry flavor.
11-21-2011 03:26:57 | More by chugalug06
4.75/5 rDev +23.1%
Serving type was 22 oz bomber bottle. Poured into a pint glass. The aroma was amazing. First whiff was of blueberries but as the beer opened up, chocolate and coffee emerged. Taste was amazing. Very similer to the nose. Blueberries, followed by chocolate and a touch of roasted coffee on the finish. As the beer opened up the chocolate became more pronounced. Mouthfeel is good. I love this beer! It has quickly become one of my favs!
07-28-2011 18:46:34 | More by FLBeerGal
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.