Blueberry Maple Stout | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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329 Ratings
Blueberry Maple StoutBlueberry Maple Stout
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Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
saugatuckbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BecauseWhalezbro on 10-07-2015

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#7,352
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
329
pDev:
9.9%
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Ratings: 329 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of robotic_being
3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint glass.

A black beer with ruby on the edges holds up a khaki head that recedes to a thin, even film with no lacing. The aroma is a nice blend of sweet blueberries, faint maple syrup, and a doughy, pancake note. The taste is equally well-balanced and impressive with blueberries and maple syrup intertwining over a rather sweet, sucrose sugar base. There is a slight tanginess in the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit harsh, it’s a little thin.

Overall, very flavorful and as advertised.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Robust, sweet, savory and cram packed with extract flavors, the Saugatuck Brewing Company has never been shy about their infusion of beer with additional flavors, be them natural or unnatural to the beer world.

Inky black and ominously soft and still, Blueberry Maple Stout carries a short lived, mocha froth into a sultry sweet scent of blueberry pancake, chocolate and coffee. Caramel, toffee and molasses sweetness coats the early palate with lavish maltiness that's remiss of malted milk candies and cappuccino.

As the sweetness settles onto the middle palate, its steadfast sweetness saturates the tastebuds to full fatigue. Latte coffee drinks, bittersweet chocolate, candied pecan and a deep, savory caramelization precedes the flavors of blueberry that quickly apply an overcast to the session. A followup of maple is accompanied by vanilla and sweet cream for a confident dessert-like late palate.

Full and creamy throughout, the beer's dessert-like sensations follow through a finish of complete saturation as if the taste of blueberry pancakes piled onto a chocolate brownie, smothered in sweet cream and stout. Its a lavish and succulent taste that's good for a few sips, but palate fatigue comes quickly, much like why we never want the entire death-by-chocolate cake.

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Photo of Dourrieu
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jmar25
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cunny123
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wigglejig
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My only complaint is that it seems to be a bit heavier than a usual stout, but that is not a big deal. Solid sweet taste of blueberry syrup.

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Photo of Chilmer
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one pours a very dark brown/basically dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells exactly like what'd you want it to smell like based on the description- it smells like blueberry syrup. It doesn't smell like pancakes, which is fine- but it does smells like mostly blueberry syrup and a little bit of artificial maple flavor. There's a bit of chocolate, but this is some heavy handed pastryboi material for sure.

This is pretty delicious, but it's also objectively too sweet and barely beer. It's invokes a mountain of blueberry pancakes and Aunt Jemima's syrup. I kind of wish the maple flavor was a bit more authentic- it's definitely that sort of fake syrup thing, but the blueberry flavor feels a bit more authentic to me.

This is sticky and syrupy, with a slightly thin body, and a normal level of carbonation. It's drinkable, surprisingly.

This is both pedestrian and excellent, if that makes sense.

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Photo of cbei1261
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Twitgeek
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sellen
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blueberry Maple Stout brewed by Saugatuck Brewing Company, with an ABV of 6.00% This American Stout pours out a deep brown color with a thin light brown head. The head to this brew goes away fast, kinda was hoping for more of a head. This brew has the look of cola, not saying that is a bad thing. There is some spotty lacing to this brew, it does stick to the side of the glass. The smell is rich with sweetness from the maple and Blueberries. You also pick up on the roasted grains and malts. Really mild on the roasted hops, but they are there. Really liking the sweet smell of this brew, it is really inviting. Now for the taste, it is Bold with sweet blueberry, maple goodness, roasted flavors. This is one brew that has a wow factor. There is a lot going on in this brew. Lots of good flavors, however if you are not a fan of maple or Blueberries this is not a brew for you. There is a lot of nice added notes to this brew,that make good. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.00% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The body of Blueberry Maple Stout is a soild medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it a super nice balance to it. Blueberry Maple Stout would go nice with dinner, or a early day brew. The mouth feel is , Sweet, Maple, Blueberry, Clean, Smooth, Clean, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Blueberry Maple Stout a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Saugatuck Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this American Stout.

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Photo of Drewk35
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Half finger head on a clear dark brown body.

Aroma – Maple, nutty, smoky, berries (not necessarily blueberries).

Taste – Blueberry fruitiness, slight maple notes, a little smoky, some light roasted malts.

Mouthfeel – Good body, on the lighter side for a stout but still solid.

Overall – Pretty good, the maple could have been more prominent but that might be difficult for a stout.

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Photo of Coho11
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bighuge
1.89/5  rDev -52%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Dark as night black body with basically no head. Lace is minimal and spotty. Sweet aroma of blueberry and syrup. Not much else. Flavor brings a cloying mess of a concoction to my palate. Slick and sweet and syrupy and no semblance of beer qualities to this beer. Quite subpar.

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Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Blueberry Maple Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 329 ratings