My Blueberry Nightmare - Birrificio Del Ducato
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1.31/5 rDev -59.4%
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.
05-30-2013 01:29:32 | More by yankeepride
1.36/5 rDev -57.9%
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.
07-07-2014 04:43:20 | More by brewdlyhooked13
1.64/5 rDev -49.2%
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.
07-08-2014 05:30:29 | More by Rifugium
1.99/5 rDev -38.4%
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.
02-26-2013 02:39:44 | More by corby112
My Blueberry Nightmare from Birrificio Del Ducato
75 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.