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.

mcmd's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2014 on tap at Holy Grale on St Sour Sunday. Pours dark purple almost black with a violet head. Smell is vinegar, red wine, oak, and dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit - blueberry, grapes/cabernet with vinegar and sourness balancing the finish along with pepper heat which elevates this beer to a whole new level of uniqueness. Medium-thick body, can barely taste the alcohol. One of the most interesting beers and best sours I have had...as an aside had this beer in a bottle 2 yrs later, almost undrinkable as the bugs have taken over -- way too acidic. Will keep my rating of the younger version on tap with this added disclaimer. Don’t pay for a bottle at this point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmongoose (1872) - 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 (936) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Really sour. The blueberries come through pretty prominently. A little bit lingering of aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1432) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
corby112 (2736) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TychoJames (742) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (635) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma was vinegary with blueberries and some hints of chili peppers. Flavor was sour and acidic with vinegar, blueberries, peppers and light cocoa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
degbert (1487) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle. Nothing should be purplish brown. That’s just WRONG. No head -- there are some bubbles, but they go away quickly. Nose is berry vinegar, red wine, brown sugar, and red cabbage. On the tongue -- holy GODS, that’s weird. It’s like blueberry chili sauerkraut laced with stout. It shouldn’t work, and it almost doesn’t work, but it sort of does work. This is not something I want to drink twice, but it’s worth it just for the experience. Finish is kind of hollow, but really, at this point, who the hell notices? This beer be wack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whoru87 (2) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2015 does not count
Love sour beers and this fit the bill. Almost like balsamic vinegar in terms of tartness. Little chili heat at the end. Wouldn’t call it a stout but a very cool weird beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
abcfan (857) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Wow, this is a mess. Aroma isn’t terrible; mostly sour grapes / wine. Taste is full of vinegar / sour. Finishes with some heat and burning.

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