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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: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 yeasr 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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (704) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2015
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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AndySnow (4934) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
How: Draught.
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.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Mad_Ferret (764) - SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
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. Horrible beer.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (6945) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Pours a dark purple .. . Mild foam .. . Slice of bread? Heaven? .. . Lots of balsamic vinegar, leather, plum skin, and some wet dog on the end .. . Decent but sharp .. . . Munsoned? What the hell is that?!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (3537) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with light tan head. Aromas of tart berries, dark fruit, light whiskey. Tastes of tart acidic notes, vinegar, berries, dark fruit, grapes, mouth puckering sour notes. Light body with a dry finish.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Awful rotten sour vinegar puke beer. One of the foulest beers I have had the displeasure of ever tasting. So awful I almost wanted to puke to taste something better. .5 is way too much for this shit. hell, shit isnt even a bad enough word.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kraddel (4593) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
Pours black , small white head . Smell is harsh , tanninnes - acetone kinda harsh . Taste is really intense vinegar sourness . Dry and very sharp , aceton. Fruity undertone

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jkwood04 (4823) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a small, beige head. Aroma of acetone and not much else. Flavor more like a stout aged in barrels with berries and peppers. Average texture. A weird beer.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bill Becker (566) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Pours a very dark purple with no head of foam or lacing. I get sourness from the blueberries and light heat from the chilies in the smell. The tart blueberries are very tasty up front; then the taste and heat from the chilies move in and mess up the good thing going on. My opinion only of course. No carbonation but that’s not the problem with this brew. I have already mentioned what bugs me.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Serving: bottle. It pours a very dark brown with some loose bubbles that quickly settle to nothing. Unusual funky blueberry, roasted malt, and a little vinegar. The flavor is mix of sour, blueberry bubble gum, balsamic vinegar, alcohol, and a little varnish. Very, very odd. I can’t say this works well together. Glad this bottle was shared because several ounces is more than enough.


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