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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: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle. Aroma has hints of acetone. Also some blueberries, whiskey, and sour funk. Appearance is very dark brown with no head. Taste is interesting. Very sour blueberry, booze, chocolate, and whiskey. The hot peppers show up on the finish and hang around for a while. Slick mouthfeel. Overall I think itís quite interesting and fun to drink. However, Iím not surprised some people hate it.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
This one is certainly... different. Aroma of blueberries and wood with a touch of vinegary burn. First swig is hugely sour. I donít notice any peppers but that may be because my taste buds have been fused. I like it more for its obnoxiousness than its drinkability, which is certainly limited.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldGrowth (2758) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle, from Bottle Revolution, I think, um.... Well now, this is all over the place. I get sweet, hot, tart aromas. Blueberry,pepper, barrel , funk. Dark orangey brown color, no head or lace. Sour flavor, medium body, smooth mouthfeel, sour finish. Um, guess it depends on your point of view, I donít like the mix, but point for originality ultimately the ingredients donít blend for me, blueberry, pepper and barrel just donít mix

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2480) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3/1/2014. On tap at The Birch. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with chocolate, dark fruit, yeast and spices. Tart and crisp with spicy flavors and a long finish.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On tap at Brugge Indianapolis. Thick syrupy spicy. Tastes like mediocre cognag. Almost putrid smell. Interesting but not good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle.
Appearance: Deep opaque chestnut with no head.
Aroma: Very strong aromas of hot chilies, whiskey, oak and ethanol.
Taste: Sweet blueberry intro with oak and whiskey into a HUGE vinegar pucker. I mean HUGE vinegar acidity that almost immediately caused heartburn. Even after 4 small sips I had a huge pucker. The vinegar lingers long after the sip. This is ridiculously acidic.
Palate: Flat and full-bodied.
Overall: Way too acidic to be enjoyable. I canít imagine anyone but someone who likes to drink straight vinegar would enjoy this.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fritz123 (1123) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle from the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton. Poured into a brandy snifter. Beautiful deep purple with no head. Really an awesome color. The aroma was powerful with bacterial sour yeasts, blueberries, spices, cider vinegar and alcohol. The taste was very vinegar (like balsamic), sour, blueberry, oak barrel, tannins, acids, yeast. Frankly I love sours but this was kind of like drinking a good alcohol salad dressing. I appreciate the idea, but for my palette it didnít work. Pretty color though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (543) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Poured as a taster at local shop. Aroma is... strange. Clearly some blueberry in the nose, hot pepper, and alcohol. Taste was quite sour, lots of nice blueberry fruit without being sweet. The heat stayed around on the palate making a long finish that really grew on me. This was very interesting and good.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Dark brown pour with a brown head. The aroma has some chocolate, blueberry, roasted malt and vinegar notes. The flavor is very acidic. I get a lot of apple cider vinegar notes as well as some light chocolate and blueberry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
bottled, rusty brown color with funky aroma of blueberries and mercurochrome, oily bitter cardboard and berry flavor


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