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: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   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.

pdx77's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
On draught at Roscoe’s 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (5860) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Keg at the bottle shop Bermondsey, London. It pours a clean deep purple / brown color with no head. Aroma is sharply acidic and lightly fruity with notes of blueberries, lactic acid and vinegar. Taste is more rounded and complex with notes of blueberries, lactic acid, nail polish remover, ashes, burnt wood. Crazy acidic with a long lingering smokey finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, weird

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3469) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015, day 2. Black body with no head. Aroma is acidic with bbq smoke and licorice. Taste of lightly sour berries, smoke, oak and a mild sweetness. Sticky fruit and vinegar finish. A very strange one, I like the bbq smoke elements, not sure if the blueberries work as intended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5776) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 12, 2016
Tap @ Kick. Dark brown body with almost no head. Aroma has malt and some berries, not particular blueberry but some kind of acidic berries in combination with vinegar. Rather intense, but nice and promising aroma. The flavor unfortunately does not live up to the expectations from aroma, it’s simply too one-dimensional vinegar. Really acidic with a hint of chocolate malt. I’m not able to detect any berries at all with the exception from the last part of the aftertaste. It has some qualities for sure and a delicious aroma, but ends up to raw and acidic for my tast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2016
Pours a cloudy brownish purple with quick dissipating head. Aromas of light berry, barnyard, with a touch of vinegar. Flavor is sour vinous berry with a biting acidic finish. Beautiful!!! No chili pepper at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (1620) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Tap @ the Answer. Very dark with a reddish tint and no real head. Nice tart sour smell. A little smoky and salty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
Draught @ Whats Brewing - Saturday Session 2, Stavanger
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, vinegar, balsamic and berries. Taste is light sweet and heavy sour with a long dry, sour, vinegar and balsamic finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2665) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2015
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015
Dark blue/red, white head. Smell of blueberries, barbeque, malts, some booze. Moderate sweet, blueberries, smoke, barbeque, some malts, oak. Quite interesting stuff; not too pronounced blueberries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3556) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2015
On Tap brown with a thin tan head. Dont catch the "purple" in it. Lots of smokey sweet berry aroma. Classic stout base with a touch of the peppers that is in the deScription,. Lots of sweet berry flavor and some dusty roast. The souring is not over the top and compliments well. Not unpleasant, but bizarre. I think it works.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmongoose (2108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2015
draft that was and is as strange as its name. dark brown to black with no head. the aroma is sour and blueberry. ok then you take a drink and go wow...this beer is sour. but not as bad as it could be. but it’ll make you pucker and the blueberry flavor is as intense as it is sour. but it’s black...that’s the weirdness. its not a stout or a porter but I thought it was pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubblehouse (1204) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Really sour. The blueberries come through pretty prominently. A little bit lingering of aftertaste.

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