Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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4.08/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
06-25-2014 23:46:56 | More by silverking
4.04/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
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 456 ratings.