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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: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.6
   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (1476) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10323) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2541) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3223) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmongoose (1961) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubblehouse (1015) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Really sour. The blueberries come through pretty prominently. A little bit lingering of aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1525) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2015
On tap @ What’s Brewing 15. Pours deep dark blue, with a creamy reddish head. Aroma is tart berries and vinegar, with musty blueberries, bretty wood and cork. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is tart forest berries, tannins and balsamic vinegar, as well as bretty wood, farmhouse and musty earthy notes.

1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ. Pours a dark purple, almost black color thats reminiscent of eggplant. Opaque with a thin, half finger off-white head that immediately settles. No lacing. Vinous dark fruit aroma with some earthy oak and a strong acetone presence. A bit too much solvent/nail polish for my liking but here’s also some funky yeast and wild bugs counter things a but. Lots of dark grape, currant and blueberry but the acetic vinegar is a big turnoff. Wow, the acetone is much sharper and prominent than in the nose. Really abrasive and acidic with tons of solvent flavor killing off the wild bugs, oak and blueberry. After a while the dark fruit notes come too the forefront with some blueberry, dark grape and currant. Still, it’s way too strong on the acetic acid/acetone/solvent flavors. Pretty much undrinkable after a few ounces.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TychoJames (805) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2015
Fat tørst nyc. Vätska som blåbärssoppa. Syrlig doft med blåbär och vingummi. Mycket syrlig smak av råa bär och godis. Torr och sträv avslutning

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (660) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2015
Fat på törst. Mörkt blåsvart med ljusbrunt skum. Syrlig doft med inslag vingummi. Syrlig och sträv med touch av blåbär.


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