Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
drdisque (750) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Brugge Indianapolis. Thick syrupy spicy. Tastes like mediocre cognag. Almost putrid smell. Interesting but not good.
keanex (1749) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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 can’t imagine anyone but someone who likes to drink straight vinegar would enjoy this.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 didn’t work. Pretty color though.
BrettTaylor (737) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2015 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.
Re-rate 11 Dec 2015. Pours really dark still with even less head. Aroma has changed. Still lots of blueberry, but now maple and chocolate on the nose and palate. Still super tart. Maple aroma fades a bit after opening. Still have one more bottle in the cellar so we will see how it develops.
Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
blutt59 (6478) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottled, rusty brown color with funky aroma of blueberries and mercurochrome, oily bitter cardboard and berry flavor
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball... For $6 !!! The snifter price was $12 !!! Dayum, Ducato! Oh well, YOLO... Dark brown / red color, near black. Clear around the edges. Minimal ring of light brown head. Very tart blueberry nose in the aroma. Super big sour tart taste in the flavor. Very assertively sour, good blueberry flavor, chocolate... Chile pepper is very subtle, amidst the intensely big sour... But you feel it in your throat after the swallow. Nova was saying nail polish. Alden said Shelly spoke of Acetone... Kind of an acidic bite to this, but I don’t mind this at all.. Very big sour taste, light sweet. Bigger body, kind of sticky and slick. I like the tart acidic assertiveness of this sour. Very light carbonation. Really tasty, bold, interesting stuff to sip on. Just wish Del Ducato wasn’t so damn expensive, then I might be more inclined to try more of their bottles..
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy tart fruit, sour and dark malt aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & tart flavor with a medium to heavy tart bite & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer for style.
b3shine (7965) - Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Looks solid; undercarbonated though. A fairly opaque dark cola with no real carbonation or lacing. Smells of heavy lacto and some blueberry. Tastes like it smells with what seems to be a touch of roast and/or smoke. Average on the palate. Not my favorite, and heartburn central.