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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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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2693) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Pours unclear dark brownish coffee in with a dark cocoa colored head. The aroma brings acetone for sure, wild yeast dominance and some fruitiness. The flavor brings big tart nail polish remover wild yeast, wild cherry/berry notes with a somewhat smooth puckering ending.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Tobacco, cider vinegar, prunes, and currants on the nose, a fabulous combination. Quite vinous. Opaque black, no head. Full body, sublime smooth almost viscous texture. Tart apple, prune, currant, tar, and tobacco flavor. Char finish. Fabulous complexity with rich dark fruit and tobaco notes. Amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Aroma of tart blueberry, sticky molasses, and great acidic yeast. Pours deep purple with almost no film. Taste is intensely tart with good blueberry, spicy pepper, and finishes with a toffee bourbon. Hard to decide when the acid alcohol burn and chili pepper sting transfer but it is a wonderful sensation. Will drink again.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Draft... This beer rocks!... Pours black with a large, creamy, lightly-tanned head that never diminishes. The aroma is a swirl of farmhouse yeast dustiness and sweet port intertwined with modest blueberry and cocoa components. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and vibrant carbonation. The flavor is oude bruin-like Ė sharp acidity flanked by fruity blueberries, cherries and hints of caramel and mocha. Itís a bit roasty, but thatís not a major element here. Finishes acutely tart and fruity. World class beer from a world class brewery!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5669) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle poured at WtWBA Brooklyn 2013. Pours a deep body with light lacing. Aroma is blueberries, roast, grain and vinegar. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of sour blueberries and tart vinegar. Some grain and roast in the back. Not a huge fan of this personally.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beechner224 (779) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 Got this at a local restaurant. Served in a tall tulip glass. Is black with a thin beige head. You can smell the sour. Taste of blueberries, balsamic vinegar, and just a tiny bit of heat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
5/24/13. 750mL bottle from Grassroots. Black pour with a very small, loose, soapy, tan head that sort of cascades up like Guinness, which is weird, and then fades fast and goes away. Uber sour aroma, both acidic and acetic, with wood, bourbon, soy sauce, alcohol, and balsamic vinegar. Super, super sour flavor, a touch of roast, some earthy peppers, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, sweetness, and more. Almost too much going on, not always melding well, and Iím not sure Iím convinced this was done on purpose.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Had this at Where The Wild Beers Are. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin white to beige head. Roast, blueberries, balsamic vinegar, faint heat. Soft musk, big chewy body, acetone over roast. Faint blueberries, gentle roast, cocoa, chocolate. Blueberries and acetone on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2013
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Bottle. Pours pitch black. No head. Nose and taste of blueberry, aged balsamic, roast chocolate, muted chili pepper, oak and wild yeast. Finished mostly aged balsamic with hint of chilis and blueberry. The chlies are very muted and add more of a vegetableness than heat. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5342) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Near lifeless black pour with spotty tan foam on the surface. Strong sour fruit, funky yeast, balsamic vinegar, wine notes, grape skins and wet wood make up the aroma. Taste is SOUR! My god this is sour! Unripe, tart berries, pure lemon juice, unripe fruit, funky yeast, wet wood, grape skins, sour wine, soft spiciness and heat from the chili peppers and more balsamic vinegar. Body is medium with near zero carbonation and a strong acidic feel. Bone dry during the finish and strong lingering sourness on the palate. Ends with more tart berries, soft heat and spices, extreme funk, wet wood, grape skins, sour fruit, lemon juice, earthy notes and wine.


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