hopscotch (10147) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft... This beer rocks!... Pours black with a large, creamy, lightly-tanned head that never diminishes. The aroma is a swirl of farmhouse yeast dustiness and sweet port intertwined with modest blueberry and cocoa components. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and vibrant carbonation. The flavor is oude bruin-like Ė sharp acidity flanked by fruity blueberries, cherries and hints of caramel and mocha. Itís a bit roasty, but thatís not a major element here. Finishes acutely tart and fruity. World class beer from a world class brewery!
degbert (1405) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nothing should be purplish brown. Thatís just WRONG. No head -- there are some bubbles, but they go away quickly. Nose is berry vinegar, red wine, brown sugar, and red cabbage. On the tongue -- holy GODS, thatís weird. Itís like blueberry chili sauerkraut laced with stout. It shouldnít work, and it almost doesnít work, but it sort of does work. This is not something I want to drink twice, but itís worth it just for the experience. Finish is kind of hollow, but really, at this point, who the hell notices? This beer be wack.
Whoru87 (2) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love sour beers and this fit the bill. Almost like balsamic vinegar in terms of tartness. Little chili heat at the end. Wouldnít call it a stout but a very cool weird beer.
abcfan (836) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2015
1.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Wow, this is a mess. Aroma isnít terrible; mostly sour grapes / wine. Taste is full of vinegar / sour. Finishes with some heat and burning.
bigda83 (521) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2015
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This beer was just like the name suggests, a nightmare. Brought to a tasting and all 8 of us agreed. Appearance wasnít bad with a brown, red, purple thing going on and tiny tan head. Aroma was pure vinegar with hints of blueberry present. Flavor was vinegar, acid, and some sweetness and blueberry. Body was full and texture was thin for what the bottle says is a stout with peppers and blueberry. Soft carbonation and bitter, acidic, sour finish. Quite simply the worst beer Iíve ever drank. I felt like I was sipping on a bottle of balsamic.
Bebum (517) - - JUL 15, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium body, intense flavor, thin texture.
As acidic as a strong vinegar, some sweet in background.
Complex flavor, balsamic with lemon.
Interesting, not pleasant unless used to season your salad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I felt that I had to rate this beer because I feel it is unjustly rated very low for some unknown reason. Batch #3. It is one of the most sour and acetic vinegary beers that Iíve ever had. Funky roasty chocolate meets blueberry vinegar syrup. Like a really intense Kombucha. Holy heck sour. But all the flavors still show. I donít get any spice, but whatever happened... it works. If Cantillon had put their label on this, this is an instant top 100.
demannu (211) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wasnít sure what i was gonna get with this, but wasnít expecting this. Strong vinegar and blueberry present in aroma and taste. A small warming feeling at the end. Dry finish. Lingering chili heat. Nothing here makes me think stout. Not good.
hackobock (2244) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2015
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
April 15, 2015. On tap at The Bishopís Arms Folkungagatan.
Black with a small off-white head. Aroma is vinegar, thinner, faint notes of chocolate and dark berries. Taste is acidic, vinegar slight berries. Finish is very acidic, like pure vinegar but harsher...
At least they got the name right...
Jdorell (1) - - APR 16, 2015 does not count
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Acidic and burnt aroma, vinegar-y taste. So Acidic that my jaw clenched, I felt like a baby tasting lemon for the first time. Behind all the acid was something fruity, but it didnít matter.
omhper (21459) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2015
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Keg at Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Black, small coarse head. Vinegary nose. Very acidic with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Sour vinegar meets blueberries and chili. What a total trainwreck!!! Weirdest beer alive?