Blueberry Maple Stout
Saugatuck Brewing Company

Blueberry Maple StoutBlueberry Maple Stout
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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #205
ABV:
6%
Score:
88
Ranked #9,984
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 11.39%
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
378
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Saugatuck Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
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Photo of jkblr
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.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
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.

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Photo of nosuchluck
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!!

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Photo of DeuilEtoiles
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.

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Photo of NateHarburg
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

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
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

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Photo of drmeto
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.

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Photo of jmdrpi
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.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
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.

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Photo of Vegasindependentbeerscene
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

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Photo of Caveworm
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

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Photo of Snowcrash000
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.

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Photo of Plubard
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.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
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.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
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.

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Photo of nicholas2121
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.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
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 Bighuge
1.89/5  rDev -52.2%
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 Wolvmar
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 5 2018 vintage. Poured into a tulip glass.

Pour: deep black with a nice one to two finger head. Dissipates slowly leaving a collar but little lacing.

Nose: lots of blueberry with maple. No surprise. But really pleasant and not overdone. Smells like blueberry syrup.

Taste: similar to the smell with a little coffee, roasted malts and slight hop bitterness on backend that lingers a bit. As many have said, it’s like having blueberry pancakes with maple syrup. The other impression was drinking blueberry juice with a little maple syrup added. Really tasty, well balanced, easy to drink. The nice balance of the blueberry and maple sets this one apart from similar brews.

Mouthfeel: very slight carbonation, a little thin relative to what I expected but still coats the tongue nicely. Interestingly, well after drinking, My mouth still felt like I had just eaten a handful of ripe blueberries. Very pleasant.

Overall: this is a nice change of pace. Not something I would drink all the time but it would be an easy one to pick up once in a while. A reasonable 6% ABV makes it even easier to drink any time.

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Photo of ZAP
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hits the mark for what it is intended to be....nice blueberry flavor and aroma...milder but still evident maple...medium bodied....very sweet as expected...hints of java and coffee creamer....great breakfast beer obviously...scores are in relation to what is designed to be.

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Photo of Zopiac
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amazing blueberry aroma. Slightly less amazing blueberry taste, but still a good one. Pours dark, small but creamy head. Definitely not a go-to flavor for drinking, but a good breakfasty dessert experience. Might grab a bottle now and then.

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Photo of eespo93
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a stout that has successfully converted two of my non-stout drinking friends. It has a great smell and feel, but the taste is unbelievable. It's like you're drinking blueberry pancakes... but somehow it still feels like a beer, rather than a soda or something sweeter. This is the stout that I always come back to. No matter how much time passes between, it always lives up to the hype for me. I enjoy this one a bit more than the Neopolitan Milk Stout by Saugatuck. Although that one is still enjoyable, it is the next level of sweetness that is just a bit too much for me, so I cannot drink more than one of those at a time. I could easily enjoy 2-3 of these in a row before switching beverages.

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Photo of tigg924
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is big blueberry, cocoa, and maple sugar on the finish. Medium bodied, sweet, roasty, with medium carbonation. Delicious dessert beer. Great blueberry taste, but still a lot of stout…tastes like a beer. Should have gotten more of this.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE: December 16, 2017... OCCASION: Star Wars: Episode IV time, as we prep for The Last Jedi... GLASSWARE: Guinness tulip pint... forms a jet-black body--too dense to see through--with a creamy brown head that suggests a lively bottle... faint berry rides a robust maple syrupy sweetness, a lactic milkiness in its relief... toasted malts also make for a dessert-like expectation... first sip is inviting, lightly sweetened and medium-bodied, with a milky creaminess at the throat, making this an easy-drinking stout that warms at 6% ABV... the toasted malts make this appreciable in its own right, but the blueberry is tangible enough to add some tartness to the sweet milkiness, making for a nice counterbalance... a blueberry muffin profile is struck, with a candied, creamy finish of batter... this is a beer I didn't expect to like--forcing fruit into stout while keeping the ABV at a moderate weight--but the experience is a pleasing, lively, fuzzy and reasonably thick winter companion... currently #1 in the mix box, ahead of Darker Than Your Soul and Beam Me Up Stouty...

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Blueberry Maple Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 378 ratings