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My Blueberry Nightmare - Birrificio Del Ducato

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 33.44%
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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Photo of brandon911
4.35/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The was shared among 6 friends into sample glasses from Southern Star. It was a slightly reddish brown, maybe a hint of purple woth a light, white head. The smell was very acetic, 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 on the end overall it was a very interesting beer and I hope to grab it again. I'm rather shocked by the large amount of negativiry towards the beer.

Photo of JamesStreet
4.12/5  rDev +26.4%
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 +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of craigdb
4.2/5  rDev +28.8%
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 -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DangerDawg
3.67/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.65/5  rDev +12%
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 -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jacki_Kus
1.81/5  rDev -44.5%
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 -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sdiamond808
5/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good, but can only drink 1

Photo of Texasfan549
3.7/5  rDev +13.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

its extremely hard to tell if this is one of the worst beers ive ever had, or one of the best. with that in mind, my scores here are a bit arbitrary, as this is one of the most peculiar liquids on the planet. its a chili imperial stout with blueberries in oak for some ungodly amount of time, multiple years at least. for me, its just downright weird. it looks like a just barley purple black, or so black its purple, basically still, and shiny like shoe polish. hard to figure there. the nose is like a black sharpie marker, caustic and hot and chemical ridden and weird again, hard to figure again too. i think i can get blueberry in it, but maybe its so much blueberry its overwhelmed me into not getting it. its definitely not as marker heavy as that bitch please beer from brew dog and three floyds a few years ago, but its in that family aromatically. the oak does little to mellow that, and it appears to have some wild yeast in it too, whether intentional or not its hard to say. the dark malt actually leads the flavor trip, and the blueberries are way more tart than sweet. the chili seems to have faded some, but the heat can still be felt in the throat on the swallow, but where i liked it in the verdi base beer, i sort of done like it here. as complex as anything, but where all the intended flavors are there, paint thinner, aerosols, bleach, and other caustics can all be identified as well. its not unpleasant, its definitely strong, and for how many times i have said this here on BA, this might well be the most peculiar drink i have ever taken. thank god i had some buddies to help me drink it! tough call for the money, but if you want an adventure, this is next level.

Photo of barebearbeer
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of DaveHack
1/5  rDev -69.3%

Photo of TruePerception
4.39/5  rDev +34.7%
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.

Photo of portia99
3.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of CBray42
5/5  rDev +53.4%

Photo of GallowsThief
2.1/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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My Blueberry Nightmare from Birrificio Del Ducato
75 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.