Blueberry Maple Stout
Saugatuck Brewing Company

Blueberry Maple StoutBlueberry Maple Stout
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Style:
Stout - American
Ranked #221
ABV:
6%
Score:
88
Ranked #10,739
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 11.65%
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
391
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Saugatuck Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Stooven from Illinois

2.67/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

These beers can be difficult without a proper alcohol content for warming and backboning. My fault for wanting something more properly stout (and Saugatuck does produce those), but this was more like a sugary soft drink than a beer.

Oct 23, 2020
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark, dark pour... nearly black with 2 fingers of foamy tannish head.

S : Bueberries. Sweet and syrupy.

T.F: Just like it smells. Lightly roasted malts... sweet... blueberries and syrup. A little fake blueberry but not off-putting. Not much bittering for balance. On the lighter end of medium bodied... less than expected. More blueberry at the finish.

O: A decent blueberry forward sweet stout. Sugary and fruity... an ok dessert, but 1 is more than enough.

Sep 03, 2020
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can. Pours dark with a very thin tan head. Smell of roasted grain, blueberry and chocolate. Flavor follows the smell. Blueberry flavor is good and feels natural, get some maple flavor in the finish. Interesting.

Aug 29, 2020
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Roguer from Georgia

3.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Decent head production; retention is overall poor. Likely due to the additional ingredients, but in a 6% beer, it's disappointing and unattractive.

Strong (but pleasant) blueberry on the nose, blending with the maple, and chocolate, molasses, and nuts from the malt base. Blueberry-forward, and while the maple is possibly just as strong, the sharpness of the berry makes it stand out more.

As expected, a touch too fizzy on first contact, followed by a watery flatness. This is a beer that, regardless of ABV, would really benefit from a full, creamy body (even perhaps adding the same blueberry and maple to an oatmeal stout base), but it's just not getting the job done.

The consequence is that the blueberry hits hard and lingers after everything else, while the base beer ghosts away, leaving barely any trace.

Less sweet than you might expect, but again, that is to this beer's detriment. The maple makes very little impact, completely upstaged by the blueberry (as with the nose). More chocolate, molasses, toast, anything from the malt base would help as well, but it's just not there. Slightly nutty and woody; bare hints of toast, in particular on the aftertaste.

To be clear: the beer doesn't taste bad, exactly, but it's thin and lacking. What's there is good, but there needs to be more BEER there - not more blueberry. The blueberry balance is actually right where I would want it to be, if the base beer had been allowed to shine more.

Jul 12, 2020
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Initial impression for a 12 fl oz can:

6.0% ABV. "Blueberry maple stout."

Sure there's some artifice to the blueberry and maple sugar notes, but it's not the cloying syrupbomb I feared it might have been. Blueberry puree, dark malt sweetness, specialty chocolate malt, faux-maple syrup (think Aunt Jemima's). It's sweet but not too sweet, though it would benefit from a roastier more carafa-forward malt bill. Chocolatey, sugary, blueberry-heavy.

I wouldn't want more than one in a single sitting given the artificiality of its flavours, but it's better than I expected even if it doesn't quite nail the chocolate covered blueberry sort of flavour profile they seem to be after.

Low B- / WORTHY

Jun 12, 2020
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Jaunty from Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I really love Stouts, and I like Blueberry. This did not hit it for me. I was not a fan of the fragrance, it smelt very syrupy sweet maple. The appearance is a dark brown, like coca cola with out the fizz. I really tried to give this a fair shake. To me the artificial taste of blueberry, being mentioned by others, had more of a metallic taste. Coffee came across strong too, but reminded me of instant coffee. The mouthfeel is OK, thin, not thick plentiful feel I am used to from other stouts. There are stouts I would buy before this one.

May 20, 2020
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Dom_inique from New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious. A great dessert beer. I would recommend this for non-beer drinkers that are trying to find non-hoppy/less bitter brews or for anyone with a sweet tooth.

May 18, 2020
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OfficerBob29 from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Absolutely amazed by this beer. Pours with heavy notes of blueberry and maple.

Deep Brown and sweet with maple notes this beer finishes like a charm nice and smooth.

Highly recommend this one for a fishing trip in the cold.

May 14, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

2.92/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle PKGD 080719 (4 months ago) poured into a Spiegelau stout glass at just above fridge temp 6% ABV 26 IBU. The beer pours dense very dark brown with chocolate tan colored head. The head recedes to a thin cap. The aroma is maple first them blueberry, but it seems a bit artificial. The taste is semisweet blueberry maple (again artificial) malt beverage with little bitterness, roasted malt or stout like character traits. The mouthfeel is medium plus bodied with below average carbonation and an undry finish. Overall, poor. I don't like this in any way. Too sweet and too artificial with not much in the way of positive beer character. It's sad because their un-add-junked stout was very good.

Dec 10, 2019
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deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into an Urban Artifact Thoroughbred glass. The pour is pretty black with average viscosity and a nice two fingers of tan foam. Average retention. The nose is an interesting combination of roasted malt and blueberries with a hint of maple.

The flavor was quite unexpected. It has a medium body and a firm feel, but the flavor is more maple than I anticipated. I was expecting to dislike this beer (I typically don't like stouts with tart fruit like blueberry, cherry, or raspberry), but I kind of dig it. Combined with roasted malt and a bit of tartness from the blueberries, it has an odd unsweetened cola-like vibe to it. Overall a good beer, but not something I'd seek out.

Nov 17, 2019
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nosuchluck from Pennsylvania

1.6/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Taste was overpowering artificial blueberry with subdued notes of maple, coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Took 2 sips. The rest was a total drain pour. Purchased as part of a mix-a-six. Glad I only bought one. Never again!!

Aug 29, 2019
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DeuilEtoiles from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amazing! I am absolutely shocked at how well the flavors come through the underlying very traditional stout. Nice dark brew, excellent aroma of maple syrup and stout. A lot more blueberry on the tongue but still maple. And still stout.

Jul 14, 2019
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NateHarburg from Michigan

4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smell: Strongly maple syrup; Taste: very light blueberry taste, sweet but not too sweet; Feel: smooth, low carbonation; Overall: another delightfully unique brew from Saugatuck- to enjoy with friends anytime of year

Jun 13, 2019
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light carbonation with an above average body.
Aroma was a blast of blueberries and maple syrup that came off real, not artificial at all. Coffee and roasted malts were in the background
Taste followed aroma with blueberries and maple syrup being very forward. The base stout still showed up and had a nice roasted malt/coffee flavor
Usually blueberries come very fake in most beer but this had a really nice maple blueberry flavor

Mar 25, 2019
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drmeto from Germany

3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium,frothy,beige head
S:
-maple syrup.brown sugar,cooked potatoes,blueberries
T:
-blueberries,maple syrup,spicy,slightly roasty,chocolate
-low bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
The typical roasted Porter notes are completely dominated by Maple syrup & blueberry aroma.
Saugatuck could've balanced that out much more.

Feb 11, 2019
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, no date

pours jet black, but no head at all. aroma is definitely bold blueberry, with a touch of maple. similar flavors, with some chocolately malt flavor. fairly sweet but not cloyingly so. medium bodied, slick feel.

Jan 16, 2019
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Interesting makes this one work, this is one of the most original beers I have tasted. It is not terribly sweet but has a ton of stout qualities that make it worth trying again and again.

Jan 02, 2019
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Vegasindependentbeerscene from Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was looking for a different kind of stout to help bring in the new year.

Bought a six pack at a lees liquor in Las Vegas Nevada on 12.31.18.

I drank it directly from the bottle. Smells like they tapped some maple syrup out of a tree in Vermont. Nice!

Taste is maple hint of blueberries dark stout as my kitchen sink is stained with brown color after dumping the last quarter of the beer.

I would drink again, have 5 left from thr six pack which cost $9.99

Jan 02, 2019
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Caveworm from Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blueberry Maple Stout | Saugatuck Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this sports a three finger thick tan head solid lacing, and a black body.

Not smelling much berry; more of the roasted malts with a tad bit of maple.

Ok, the berry is certainly here now, with the other elements blending damn good! This truly resembles blueberry pancakes with maple syrup.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Blueberry Maple Stout | Saugatuck Brewing Company gets a rating of an overall 4.5

Dec 30, 2018
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pitch black coloration with a thin, fizzy head. Smell does have a lovely blueberry aroma to it, with hints of sweet maple syrup and coffee as well. On the tongue, that lovely blueberry/maple aroma takes on a slightly artificial cola note, unfortunately. Lighter notes of coffee and chocolate as well. Finishes with a light bitterness and blueberries lingering in the aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel with a light/medium body and medium carbonation.

I'm a little torn about this. The aroma is quite lovely, but on the tongue it turns a little artificial. Still enjoyable enough, even though the mouthfeel/body is quite thin as well. Nice, not great.

Oct 24, 2018
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Plubard from Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Small head for a non-imperial Stout. Blueberry and Maple on the nose, as you’d expect, though not much malt coming through. Aroma was the best part. The taste was seriously lacking. Blueberry thins out a stout and this one was so thin it might as well have been water. The first disappointing beer I’ve had from Saugatuck.

Oct 17, 2018
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JuicesFlowing from Kansas

3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Jul 08, 2018
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.99/5  rDev +1%
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.

Jul 07, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Apr 21, 2018
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Feb 20, 2018
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