mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2014 on tap at Holy Grale on St Sour Sunday. Pours dark purple almost black with a violet head. Smell is vinegar, red wine, oak, and dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit - blueberry, grapes/cabernet with vinegar and sourness balancing the finish along with pepper heat which elevates this beer to a whole new level of uniqueness. Medium-thick body, can barely taste the alcohol. One of the most interesting beers and best sours I have had...as an aside had this beer in a bottle 2 yrs later, almost undrinkable as the bugs have taken over -- way too acidic. Will keep my rating of the younger version on tap with this added disclaimer. Don’t pay for a bottle at this point.
bigda83 (487) - 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 wasn’t 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 I’ve ever drank. I felt like I was sipping on a bottle of balsamic.
Bebum (496) - - 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 I’ve ever had. Funky roasty chocolate meets blueberry vinegar syrup. Like a really intense Kombucha. Holy heck sour. But all the flavors still show. I don’t get any spice, but whatever happened... it works. If Cantillon had put their label on this, this is an instant top 100.
demannu (185) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wasn’t sure what i was gonna get with this, but wasn’t 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 (2181) - 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 Bishop’s 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 didn’t matter.
omhper (21268) - Tyresö, 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?
Maxbier (699) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind taste (this was quite the experience blind). Notes: black with no head, just some bubbles on top. Aroma is red wine like, licorice, and whiskey barrel. Also something in the aroma is burning my nostrils (turns out that was the chills). Taste- very very tart, lips burn a bit. The finish is like a sweet and sour desert wine with some slight burning of chili. This beer starts out as sour as can be and fades to a vineaus spicy sweet finish. Very interesting and enjoyable.
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Where: Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Chemical berries, sour.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, acidic, vinegar, some chemical berries.
Mad_Ferret (753) - SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tap @ Bishops Folkis.
Ugly blackish brown with no head.
Horrible nail pollish aroma with some vinegar and black fruits behind.
Very sticky and aggressively acidic flavour with balsamico, vinegar, salty dark fruit jam and nail pollish. Yeuch...
Big sticky hot body no carbonation.