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My Blueberry Nightmare - Birrificio Del Ducato

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75
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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 34.67%
Wants: 14
Gots: 16 | 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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1/5  rDev -69%

cyrushire, Mar 25, 2014
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1/5  rDev -69%

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1/5  rDev -69%

ncstateplaya, Jun 12, 2014
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1/5  rDev -69%

Lare453, Mar 03, 2014
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1/5  rDev -69%

JLeet, Jun 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -69%

Azeotrope, May 29, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -61.3%

weeare138, Mar 28, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -61.3%

giants24, Feb 14, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -61.3%

CTJman, May 10, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -61.3%

pjs234, Apr 06, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -61.3%

atpca, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of yankeepride
1.31/5  rDev -59.4%
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.

yankeepride, May 30, 2013
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1.36/5  rDev -57.9%
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.

brewdlyhooked13, Jul 07, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

GRG1313, May 01, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

mportnoy, Jul 06, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

klipper, Dec 02, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

QuentinCall, Apr 17, 2014
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1.64/5  rDev -49.2%
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.

Rifugium, Jul 08, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

Mattyb79, Feb 24, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 14, 2013
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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 corby112
1.99/5  rDev -38.4%
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.

corby112, Feb 26, 2013
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My Blueberry Nightmare from Birrificio Del Ducato
75 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.