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: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle (Batch #2). Intensely tart with lots of blueberry coming through. The chilies are faint in the background - very little if anything from the whisky barrels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (10591) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
On tap at Avenue. Pours a cloudy dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is tart fruit funk. Syrupy thick mouthfeel with light tartness and oak, easy to drink, good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PotjeBier (2749) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
Sample from tap @ Beer Temple with Benzai & Lothore. Color is as good as black, with no head to speak of. Aroma’s: vinegar (balsamic), vary acidic, sharp in the nose, light berries, cleaning stuff, but still a light/vague malty sweetness. Flavor is very sour, acidic, but again with a light sweetness in the background, some fruit berries. The acidity and alcohol feel sharp in the throat. The flavor wasn’t as bad as I expected from the aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle number 494 of 4000. Pours an opaque purplish black with just a thing ring of bubbly head that leaves no lace. Aroma is heavy on the acetone and vinegar up front, very faint hints of chocolate and fruit. Taste is no bueno, this went wrong in the barrel, the sour went to nail polish remover. I hate to want to do this because it wasn’t cheap, but this may be a drain pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Benzai (14294) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
Draught @ Beer Temple shared with Lothore. Pitch black color, brown head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is sourish but also a little bit roasty and indeed a touch of blueberry. Taste is incredibly sour, acidic and vinegar. There is actually blueberry detectable, but the vinegar spoils it all imo. Very dry finish. Not. my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JulienHuxley (5642) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
On tap at BeerTemple. Dark brown black pour with thin brown head. Aroma is super acetic, balsamic bomb, oak, fruity aromas, roasty notes. Taste is enamel stripping, throat burning acidity, super vinegar, no residual sweetness. Palate is super dry, so sour it’s actually hard to evaluate body. I will know what to use when my car battery runs low on liquid. Undrinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ferris (12940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle - Beautiful malt vinegar. Jet brown with no head. Tastes like vinegar. Something went very wrong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarcoDL (4227) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
Apparently, it can be too sour. This beer burns a hole in your mouth and intestines. Fruit only distant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
Well, it’s definitely a sour. Poured dark brown with a frothy head. Aroma of fruity vinegar. Medium body, the flavour is verrrrry tart, some of the blueberry is still in there, but it’s not exactly more-ish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
tap at OLaR. black with a large bubbled tan ring. Tarry nose, chocolate becomes astringent next to strong acetic presence, not much fruit but plenty of nail polish. Warmth allows more earthy chocolate to emerge. Moderate sized oily body, thinly acetic at the front, soft blueberry and lactic notes mid adding milky sweetness to the dry, earthy dark chocolate finish, anise hints somehow. Very balanced with warmth, acids and roast elements drying and quenching.

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