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: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7112) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (8050) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5689) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachrymalisis (440) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2013
good blueberry flavors, lightly acetic, but bearable. dark chocolate, tart, slightly tannic and dry on the back, light carbonation, medium-dense body, touch of residual sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
illidurit (2258) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
On tap at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery on the guest tap. This beer would be right at home in an artisanal vinegar tasting. Literally tastes exactly like fruit infused balsamic vinegar. Massively acetic, face-flushing sourness along with unripe berries. This would be nice on salad but itís just too much to handle in a glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
On draught at Roscoeís Stout Summit 2/23/13. Incredible funk in the aroma. Blueberry and yeasty lambic notes. Almost too harsh of a sour finish, but still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours dark brown with limited carbonation. Smells of blueberries, bourbon, some oak, underlying chocolate. Tastes of tarte blueberries, balsamic vinegar, some dryness and residual sugar on the finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2013
This is one awesome sour. Very very sour but in an awesome way. Looks just like an imperial stout but doesnít taste like one in the least. The whiskey from the aging in not overpowering and the blueberries are not sweet but give the beer a surprising tartness. You have to get this one if you can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Amazingly fragrant Flanders red/blueberry nose. Pleasant until the finish. A little too vinegary that it gets in the nose.

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