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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottling
unknown

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unknown

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Draft at blue monk, buffalo. Black pour with purple hues, minor roast in the aroma, lots of acidic blueberries, very light chocolate. Flavor is highly acidic upfront, blueberry, bile, tart, some chocolate roast lost in there. Unique


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1418) - - OCT 30, 2016
Black pour, reddish tan head. Dark chocolate, blueberry, chili, sour aroma and taste. Slight alcohol warming. Too much for one person (even in the tiny boutique bottle) but worth trying.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11389) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2016
sour blueberry first then stout and chile. very dark brown. a sipper for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7964) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2016
(Draught at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam, 17 Sep 2016) Black colour with brief, red/blue/beige head. Malty, sourish nose with notes of balsamic vinegar, blueberries and oak wood. Fruity, tart taste with balsamic vinegar, blueberries, some coffee and a tart finish with low bitterness. Almost full body, quite dry. Sour stout with chilli and blueberries? Well, a lot could go wrong here. It is mainly sour, and fairly unbalanced, but it actually works fairly well with tasty blueberries shining through the vinegar. Quite nice.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2016
22nd September 2016
Craft and Draft. Keg. Hazy brown beer, a few pale tan bubbles. Palate is light, dry and crisp. Very sharp vinegar. Some blueberry maybe - but who cares? Acid vinegar finish. Would even put this on me chips! God awful!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (7438) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, dark brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (dark chocolate), with notes of blueberry syrup, licorice, chipotle pepper, charred oak, lemon juice, sour apple, leather, black cherry, manure. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic, moderately burning (chiles), lightly to moderately astringent. Wow, so...blueberry, pedio, chile peppers, and two years of aging...sounds like the opposite of good on paper. But...its actually pretty nice. The aroma is remarkably complex and enticing, and thankfully the pepper aroma is not the typical green-vegetal type but instead offers a nice punch of smokiness, as if they used chipotles or some other smoked pepper. Blueberry is obvious (and delectable) but not at all overdone; lots of other fun aromas shine through. And lastly, theres no icky oxidation odors...as usual, acidity is the key to that. Quite nearly a 9 for aroma, honestly (give er time in the glass, friend-o). The pepper burn isnt exactly desirable (esp. combined with the substantial alcohol) and the mouthfeel is just ok (typical for sour ales), but its overall a lot better than I feared it might be. Way too expensive, so wont be buying any more, but happily surprised that it wasnt a drain pour, and instead threatening to be near 4+ territory.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2704) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 19, 2016
Draft sample at Craft&Draft Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Time to taste event. 05.07.2016. Taste with adamnowek. Pour it dark purple color with no head. Aroma quite thin. Taste of blueberry juice, tart, balsamic feel, leather little bit, nice balanced, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14272) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2016
Kick 070416. Red black colour with no head.Flavour is alcohol, blueberries, vinegar, raisin, sourness. full body. Very nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (5910) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2016
Tap at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Colour is murky reddish light brown with very small white head. Aromas and flavors: Berries, blue berries, sourness, tartness, dryness and some distant hints of lactose. Very interesting but not my beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tide (3098) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Draught at One Pint. Black color, white head. Sour taste with blueberries, tart, acidic notes and earthy notes. Sour finish with blueberries, earthy notes, tart, acidic notes and grass. Decent sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (609) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Big bonus points to this beer for working all the elements successfully. Tap, pours black, slightly purple tan head. Nose is crazy: chocolate, smoke, sharp yogurty acidity, blueberry, oak. Slick, but lively mouthfeel. Very sour upfront, stout elements settle in on the aftertaste. Slight lingering heat. Weird and cool.


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