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My Blueberry Nightmare - Birrificio Del Ducato

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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 34.98%
Wants: 17
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: woosterbill on 08-31-2012)
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Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Deep, dark and delicious. Unique blend that results in a memorable sour blueberry malt with a tasteful touch of seaweed. The feel is a pretty dead but I love the unusual flavors.

Durge, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of DaveHack
1/5  rDev -69%

DaveHack, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of TruePerception
4.39/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Birrifico Del Ducato's My Blueberry Nightmare, stout brewed with hot chili and aged in Whisky barrels with blueberries. 9.4% ABV.

A: Pours a deep blueberry juice color. Very dark purple, nearly black, in the glass. Goes a little lighter towards the top. A two-toned layer on the top: Clear on top of a dingy white. Brownish-purple in the dimple, with a decent pile of sediment (to be expected, due to the fruit).

S: Pretty solid cooked blueberry aroma straight out of the bottle! Yeah, I get a fair bit of pepper spice, along with the earlier blueberry. A decently strong aroma of blueberry acidity sticks out from the background. A bit of waxiness. A very light roastiness, somewhere between cocoa and light coffee. I had to really search for it, but there is a very faint Bourbon-y caramel note, well disguised by the peppers. Very slight cinnamon.

T/MF: Woah! I was not expecting that! The components all balance extremely well. There's an acidic blueberry juice flavor in the foreground. Some of the expected spice from the chilies tickles the roof of the mouth, moving along the back of the throat and tongue. There is a nice sweetness, that is far from overpowering. The beer is a little still, but I don't find it so bad to be distracting. Quite the pleasant surprise for my first Italian beer.

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

TruePerception, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of portia99
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

portia99, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of CBray42
5/5  rDev +54.8%

CBray42, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of GallowsThief
2.01/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

GallowsThief, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Williaar
4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Williaar, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4/5  rDev +23.8%

ShemRahBoo, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of darcange
1/5  rDev -69%

darcange, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
2.91/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a very dark purple with no head of foam or lacing.

I get sourness from the blueberries and light heat from the chilies in the smell.

The tart blueberries are very tasty up front; then the taste and heat from the chilies move in and mess up the good thing going on. My opinion only of course.

No carbonation but that's not the problem with this brew. I have already mentioned what bugs me.

Bitterbill, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of Greatheil
5/5  rDev +54.8%

Greatheil, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of JackNip
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

JackNip, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of embass
4/5  rDev +23.8%

embass, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Beejay
3.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Batch 02. Bottle 3478/4000

A: Dark in color, with a deep blue brown color at the edges. No head at all.

S: Very tart, some sweetness, but not much. A lot of vinegar, and a lot of acetate..

T: Holy funky hell. Original flavor is sour tartness followed by an almost salty flavor. Then the acetate, and vinegar dump in like an army on assault. There is heat in there, but it is hard to tell if it is from peppers, alcohol, or acid. Dark fruit, and saltiness linger through the finish. I can't tell if I love this, or hate it, but fuck it's interesting.

M: Medium thick, very low carbonation, but the flavor is so acidic it still dances across the tongue.

O: Overall this is one hell of a crazy ass beer. It's crazy intense, and weird as all get out.

Beejay, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -7.1%

zestar, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.84/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #3

One of the more appropriately named beers. Here's my best shot at this one "Italian blueberry hot pepper stout wild ale". For what I think they are trying to do I think they pulled this off pretty good although definitely not for everyone. It's interesting to try with a group of friends, but I'd recommend not trying to take down this mighty bottle by your lonesome.

MikeCactusGordon, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of tpacek
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

tpacek, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of dataylor21
1/5  rDev -69%

dataylor21, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Doublechar0517
3.08/5  rDev -4.6%

Doublechar0517, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Petcha
1.8/5  rDev -44.3%

Smells like ethanol and acetone. Tastes extremely sour, with sweet, boozy finish. Heat kicks in a bit later. Interesting idea for a beer, but a total drain pour

Petcha, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of jfcaa193
4.5/5  rDev +39.3%

jfcaa193, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of oatsodas
4/5  rDev +23.8%

oatsodas, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of vfgccp
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%

A - Big, loose bubbles with low retention and no lace. Muddy brown body.

S - Tart, sweet, and lightly roasty nose. Chocolate, lemon juice, old wood, worcestershire sauce, cherries, sweet peppadews.

T - Bizarre and really unique. A deep, smooth brown sugar sweetness frames tart white grapes, savory soy sauce, acidic vinegar, dry cocoa, fruity melon, brown bread, and oak. Finishes semi-sweet with a residual tangy-ness and a mild chili warmth.

M - Complex. Paradoxically tangy, tart, slick, dry, smooth, and full. No carbonation at all.

O - Incredibly difficult to review. A+ creativity results in ambivalent characteristics up and down this review.


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3.38 My Blueberry Nightmare
--- -Jay- -Jon- -Anth- -Vin- -Avg- Weight
A - 2.00 2.00 ------- 2.00 2.00 10%
S - 3.25 3.25 ------- 3.75 3.42 20%
T - 3.50 3.50 ------- 3.50 3.50 40%
M - 3.00 3.75 ------- 4.00 3.58 10%
O - 3.50 3.50 ------- 4.00 3.67 20%

vfgccp, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Griffith, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

malfunxion, Aug 23, 2014
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My Blueberry Nightmare from Birrificio Del Ducato
75 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.