dfinney23 (2841) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
OldGrowth (3238) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
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 (756) - 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 (1789) - 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 canít 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 didnít work. Pretty color though.
BrettTaylor (738) - 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 (6155) - 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 (6504) - 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 donít 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 wasnít so damn expensive, then I might be more inclined to try more of their bottles..