Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
A special one time creation that truly lives up to its name. The base is a Stout brewed with hot chili peppers that has been aged for almost 2 years with blueberries & pediococcus. It is opaque black in color in with just a touch of carbonation. Quite acidic & tart along with very intense flavors and aromas. This nightmare is sure to leave a lasting memory.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachrymalisis (440) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2013
good blueberry flavors, lightly acetic, but bearable. dark chocolate, tart, slightly tannic and dry on the back, light carbonation, medium-dense body, touch of residual sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
On tap at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery on the guest tap. This beer would be right at home in an artisanal vinegar tasting. Literally tastes exactly like fruit infused balsamic vinegar. Massively acetic, face-flushing sourness along with unripe berries. This would be nice on salad but it’s just too much to handle in a glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours dark brown with limited carbonation. Smells of blueberries, bourbon, some oak, underlying chocolate. Tastes of tarte blueberries, balsamic vinegar, some dryness and residual sugar on the finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2013
This is one awesome sour. Very very sour but in an awesome way. Looks just like an imperial stout but doesn’t taste like one in the least. The whiskey from the aging in not overpowering and the blueberries are not sweet but give the beer a surprising tartness. You have to get this one if you can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (2078) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Amazingly fragrant Flanders red/blueberry nose. Pleasant until the finish. A little too vinegary that it gets in the nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9717) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
On tap at Monks. Pours near black with a creamy caramel brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of tart blueberry and dark grains/roasted malts. Flavor has a good amount of sour and acidic blueberry with a hint of roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2468) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Draft at Eulogy. Opaque pour with a foam tan head. Watery vinous black sour. Feeling a high ABV off the top though the finish is smooth. Unusual combative flavors. Balsamic vinegar. Blueberries. Chipolte. Coca-cola. Cold coffee. Raisins. Dark, ashy,smoky, spicy, fruity, juicy and above all quite sour. Pungent. Body seems too light. Not particularly feeling that these flavors are playing well together. Interesting to have once as an experiment, but once is enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Draft at the Gingerman pour has a deep brown color and a thin coating of off white head. Aroma has medium acidity, muted berry, dark malt, and some heat. Mouth feel is light with medium carbonation. Flavor gets quite acidic, light blue berry, dark malt based, and a snap of heat. It gets dry and puckery with growing acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8122) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Light acetic aroma with light dark malts. Very acetic flavor with blueberry and dark malts. Medium bodied. Acetic notes linger with blueberry and chocolate.

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