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My Blueberry Nightmare - Birrificio Del Ducato

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75
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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 34.88%
Wants: 13
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
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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cyrushire

Florida

1/5  rDev -69.1%

03-25-2014 03:40:56 | More by cyrushire
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1/5  rDev -69.1%

02-24-2014 04:58:09 | More by ygtbsm94
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Spike-likes-beer

Oklahoma

1/5  rDev -69.1%

07-21-2014 18:49:28 | More by Spike-likes-beer
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -69.1%

06-12-2014 19:54:23 | More by ncstateplaya
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Lare453

Florida

1/5  rDev -69.1%

03-03-2014 02:26:32 | More by Lare453
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JLeet

Virginia

1/5  rDev -69.1%

06-11-2014 21:53:10 | More by JLeet
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

1/5  rDev -69.1%

05-29-2014 03:55:09 | More by Azeotrope
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -61.4%

03-28-2014 00:06:25 | More by weeare138
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giants24

California

1.25/5  rDev -61.4%

02-14-2013 22:02:55 | More by giants24
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CTJman

Connecticut

1.25/5  rDev -61.4%

05-10-2013 19:22:36 | More by CTJman
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pjs234

Connecticut

1.25/5  rDev -61.4%

04-06-2014 22:03:34 | More by pjs234
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atpca

California

1.25/5  rDev -61.4%

06-25-2014 18:31:35 | More by atpca
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yankeepride

New Jersey

1.31/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Sweet Jesus, this was awful. I give an "A" for effort, as the list of ingredients was appealing, but after pouring it in my glass and taking a whiff, I got nervous. It has a bizarre, slightly-sour note to it, but it reminded me of the smell of nail polish. I thought "what the hell", took a gulp, and knocked it down. Before it could clear my throat, I thought my flesh was under attack from the inside. The peppers literally felt like they were clutching at me and trying to eat a hole through, and I had to gag down one more taste just to confirm that I didn't make up that sensation. Only thing I enjoyed was the color, as it looked deep and inviting with a rust-tinged hue to it. Otherwise, one of the worst things I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 01:29:32 | More by yankeepride
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

1.36/5  rDev -58%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance - pours dark like a typical stout. No head whatsoever.

Aroma - funky with blueberry notes. Vinegary, a touch of wood.

Taste - super tart and acetic. Tart blueberry, vinegar, and chili pepper heat on the aftertaste. This is really hard to drink, even for the purpose of sampling. The vinegar is over the top, making it near impossible to find anything remotely beer-like.

Mouthfeel - medium-bodied is about as far as I'm going. I don't want to drink anymore to expound on this.

Overall - split with my buddy Nick, half glass shouldn't be hard to polish off, right? One and done. Actually, less than one, first drain pour in years.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 04:43:20 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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GRG1313

California

1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

05-01-2014 00:47:53 | More by GRG1313
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

07-06-2014 02:59:49 | More by mportnoy
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klipper

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

12-02-2012 21:42:55 | More by klipper
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BDeibs

Colorado

1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

05-01-2014 00:47:51 | More by BDeibs
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QuentinCall

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

04-17-2014 00:53:38 | More by QuentinCall
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

1.64/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Yikes...
Dark purplish-black pour, muddy, with just a few straggling bubbles on top; no lacing to speak of. Big whiff of acetone and Easter egg dye, thick berry muddle. Yeah, this was...well at least they got the "Nightmare" part right. This was tasting pretty dreadful, as promised by the aroma, pretty much all acetone and vinegar, solventy booze, sour wet bread. Whew...what a mess. Nothing worth noting as far as mouthfeel and drinkability, other than it really wasn't drinkable. Some folks might enjoy this as a novelty item, but I think it's crazy that this is actually marketable.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 05:30:29 | More by Rifugium
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Mattyb79

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -46%

02-24-2014 02:13:22 | More by Mattyb79
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

1.75/5  rDev -46%

01-14-2013 18:40:26 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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corby112

Pennsylvania

1.99/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2013 02:39:44 | More by corby112
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -38.3%

04-07-2014 13:45:29 | More by ChrisChagnon
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Bubbles

California

2/5  rDev -38.3%

12-24-2012 03:35:09 | More by Bubbles
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My Blueberry Nightmare from Birrificio Del Ducato
75 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.