Chocolate & Blueberry Pot De Creme
Hubbard's Cave Brewery

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,233
ABV:
12%
Score:
92
Ranked #13,581
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 7.89%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
14
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Hubbard's Cave Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
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DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thick dark brown with about a finger of dark brown head. Bubbles rise to the top slowly.

Nose is definitely packed with blueberry. Some malt, some chocolate, but not much.

Taste is pure blueberry syrup initially. Sweet and almost medicinal. It's a bit off putting. As it warms though it allows for more room to let the chocolate join in. But the whole way through blueberry runs the show. Drink slowly because this is a sweet one. Alcohol is really well hidden though.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, silky smooth, with mild carbonation. If you've had one Hubbard's Cave brew, you've pretty much had em all in terms of the mouthfeel department. A tad more sticky and cloying than others in the past.

Overall this is a solid beer but just needs to be refined a bit. Rein in the blueberry, let the chocolate come through, and maybe it would seem more like a muffin. Rather than just feeling like I'm sitting here drink carbonated blueberry syrup. A bit of whiff to be honest.

Jul 11, 2020
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metter98 from New York

4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high dark tan head that died down, leaving a short head covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of blueberries are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of sweet blueberries along with notes of milk chocolate.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and is a bit smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout is packed with lots of aromas and flavors of blueberries. I couldn't believe how well it hid the alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can

Jul 04, 2020
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buschbeer from Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT can
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black and is topped with barely an inch of mocha head that leaves little lacing.

I could smell blueberry muffin as soon as I opened the can. It has a very sweet aroma. There is also milk chocolate.

The taste is super sweet. It tastes like blueberry syrup with chocolate. There is some roasted malt in the finish, but it does little to combat the sweetness of this beer. It steadily improves as it warms

Full bodied with smooth mouthfeel

This is a sipper due to the sweetness. It does become more chocolaty as it warms which helps break up the super sweet blueberry syrup taste. A couple sips of this is great. A full pint becomes a chore as the sweetness overwhelms the senses. I would drink a sample of it again but not a full pour.

Jan 10, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Viscous lighter black with a brown head. Tons of blueberry puree aroma, with supporting milk chocolate, booze, and slight vanilla cream, but again mostly blueberry puree. Taste is much the same, with the blueberry being borderline harsh, lots of booze leakage too. Feel is harsh, sweet, boozy, and thinner. Not a do over, the wife agrees

Dec 06, 2019
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snaotheus from Washington

4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2019-11-10
16oz can served in a little glass White Castle coffee mug. 2019-1.

Pours thick and black, small head. Smell is powerful blueberry, maybe chocolate.

Taste is sweet and blueberry. Chocolate.

Mouthfeel is thick and a little fine grit. Overall, good.

Nov 10, 2019
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mohaghandi from California

4.89/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From the first moments the aroma is allowed to escape from the tiny opening atop the can, you know that you’re about to get a blueberry pie smashed in your face, whether you like it or not. The scent filled the vicinity, even neighbors at the bar were asking what smelled so strongly of blueberries.

The pour was a light black with a very slight purple hue.

And this beer tastes like it smells, thank heavens! Awesome blueberry presence from the tip of my tongue, all the way to the back and down my throat.

This really put to shame almost any other blueberry stout I’ve ever tried.

Aug 13, 2019
Chocolate & Blueberry Pot De Creme from Hubbard's Cave Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 14 ratings