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My Blueberry Nightmare - Birrificio Del Ducato

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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 33.23%
Wants: 18
Gots: 23 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: woosterbill on 08-31-2012

An extension of Birrificio Del Ducato's Verdi Imperial Stout - My Blueberry Nightmare is a stout brewed with hot chili, then aged for 2 years in oak barrels with blueberries.
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Ratings: 193 | Reviews: 45
Photo of epyon396
3.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

"This tastes like blood" - my girlfriend

Photo of JaimeLondon
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Almost impossible to rate this beer once it's extremely peculiar and different from all other beers I had (my 2nd sour beer, just after the famous Flanders' Duchesse de Bourgogne). Giving 2.75 as a "pleasure rate" and that's the most I can do by now.

Photo of Burkbom23
3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ZEB89
2.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Complex and wonderful - amazed by the low reviews.

Photo of bmurray10
3.95/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very murky in appearance. Lots going on with this one. Surprised by the low ratings, but the complex flavors were great

Photo of ER527
1.37/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This is the worst beer I've ever had. As Jordan put it- "it's like vinegar and nail polish remover had a baby."

Photo of tbryan5
3.64/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandon911
4.35/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer was shared among 6 friends into sample glasses from Southern Star. It was a slightly reddish brown with maybe a hint of purple and a light, white head. The smell was very acetic with a touch of roast notes, some blueberry and cherry, and a hint of hay. The flavor was beautiful. It started with a very puckerIng, Warhead-like sourness with big notes of blueberries. From there, it mellowed out with some of the roastiness coming through in the form of toffee and nut, which was then followed by some funk and a touch of spice. Overall it was a very interesting beer and I hope to grab it again. I'm rather shocked by the large amount of negativity towards the beer.

Photo of JamesStreet
4.12/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Batch 3 poured into Ommegang chalice.
A - Color over a blackberry, black with reddish-violets tones underneath. Nearly no head at all. No lacing.
S - vinegar, stewed blueberries,
T - a bit acetic, puckering, very faint barrel, chocolate and berry. Some spice from the pepper. Borderline of being a mess or a genius balance of vastly different flavors. I tend to be swayed to the genius side.
M - on the dry side of light medium feel. No presence of alcohol for a 9.4% brew.
O - Wow! A bit all over the place. Not really much presence of stout qualities. If you like tart, sour beers, this is a must try. 1 bottle max though.

Photo of DavidHume
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of craigdb
4.2/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very tart, acetic, blueberry, kitchen sink kind of beer. You will like this, or hate it, but had along side more the more traditional porters/stouts (Texas Ranger, Old Viscosity and Santas Little Helper), I really like it.
I got no Oak, or Chilli flavor, but tons of Blueberry Balsamic. This is a beer meant to go with rich meats.

Photo of SierraFlight
2.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DangerDawg
3.67/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely a sour beer. Slight blueberry flavor with small amount of chili heat. Definitely not very "stout-like".

Photo of Axnjxn
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jacki_Kus
1.81/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Save the ten bucks and your mouth and drink some bad wine.

Photo of MDDMD
3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sdiamond808
5/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good, but can only drink 1

Photo of Texasfan549
3.7/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +23.1%

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My Blueberry Nightmare from Birrificio Del Ducato
75 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.