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


on tap

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whoru87 (2) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2015 does not count
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
abcfan (902) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Wow, this is a mess. Aroma isnít terrible; mostly sour grapes / wine. Taste is full of vinegar / sour. Finishes with some heat and burning.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bigda83 (787) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bebum (724) - USA - JUL 15, 2015
Opaque. 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2015
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
demannu (350) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2015
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
hackobock (3285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2015
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...
Zero drinkability.
At least they got the name right...

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Jdorell (1) - - APR 16, 2015 does not count
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (22991) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2015
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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (856) - 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.

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