pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Roscoe’s Stout Summit 2/23/13. Incredible funk in the aroma. Blueberry and yeasty lambic notes. Almost too harsh of a sour finish, but still good.
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam, 17 Sep 2016) Black colour with brief, red/blue/beige head. Malty, sourish nose with notes of balsamic vinegar, blueberries and oak wood. Fruity, tart taste with balsamic vinegar, blueberries, some coffee and a tart finish with low bitterness. Almost full body, quite dry. Sour stout with chilli and blueberries? Well, a lot could go wrong here. It is mainly sour, and fairly unbalanced, but it actually works fairly well with tasty blueberries shining through the vinegar. Quite nice.
madmitch76 (22510) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2016
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
22nd September 2016
Craft and Draft. Keg. Hazy brown beer, a few pale tan bubbles. Palate is light, dry and crisp. Very sharp vinegar. Some blueberry maybe - but who cares? Acid vinegar finish. Would even put this on me chips! God awful!
Ernest (7373) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, dark brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (dark chocolate), with notes of blueberry syrup, licorice, chipotle pepper, charred oak, lemon juice, sour apple, leather, black cherry, manure. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic, moderately burning (chiles), lightly to moderately astringent.
Wow, so...blueberry, pedio, chile peppers, and two years of aging...sounds like the opposite of good on paper. But...it’s actually pretty nice. The aroma is remarkably complex and enticing, and thankfully the pepper aroma is not the typical green-vegetal type but instead offers a nice punch of smokiness, as if they used chipotles or some other smoked pepper. Blueberry is obvious (and delectable) but not at all overdone; lots of other fun aromas shine through. And lastly, there’s no icky oxidation odors...as usual, acidity is the key to that. Quite nearly a 9 for aroma, honestly (give ’er time in the glass, friend-o). The pepper burn isn’t exactly desirable (esp. combined with the substantial alcohol) and the mouthfeel is just ok (typical for sour ales), but it’s overall a lot better than I feared it might be. Way too expensive, so won’t be buying any more, but happily surprised that it wasn’t a drain pour, and instead threatening to be near 4+ territory.
markoijelena (2488) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at Craft&Draft Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Time to taste event. 05.07.2016. Taste with adamnowek. Pour it dark purple color with no head. Aroma quite thin. Taste of blueberry juice, tart, balsamic feel, leather little bit, nice balanced, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish.
gunnfryd (14189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kick 070416. Red black colour with no head.Flavour is alcohol, blueberries, vinegar, raisin, sourness. full body. Very nice beer.
VastActiv (5736) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Colour is murky reddish light brown with very small white head. Aromas and flavors: Berries, blue berries, sourness, tartness, dryness and some distant hints of lactose. Very interesting but not my beer.
Tide (3019) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at One Pint. Black color, white head. Sour taste with blueberries, tart, acidic notes and earthy notes. Sour finish with blueberries, earthy notes, tart, acidic notes and grass. Decent sour.
jlruthven (609) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bonus points to this beer for working all the elements successfully. Tap, pours black, slightly purple tan head. Nose is crazy: chocolate, smoke, sharp yogurty acidity, blueberry, oak. Slick, but lively mouthfeel. Very sour upfront, stout elements settle in on the aftertaste. Slight lingering heat. Weird and cool.
adamnowek (1884) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks exactly like red wine. Aroma is, well, some blueberries with a very acidic vinegar. Taste starts with a light blueberry touch and explodes into a weird combination of charcoal smoke and red wine vinegar. Hysterically tart.
teorn88 (6742) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the bottle shop Bermondsey, London. It pours a clean deep purple / brown color with no head. Aroma is sharply acidic and lightly fruity with notes of blueberries, lactic acid and vinegar. Taste is more rounded and complex with notes of blueberries, lactic acid, nail polish remover, ashes, burnt wood. Crazy acidic with a long lingering smokey finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, weird