My Blueberry Nightmare | Birrificio Del Ducato

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato
Italy
birrificiodelducato.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

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.

Added by woosterbill on 08-31-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,922
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
269
pDev:
32.01%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
28
Trade:
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Photo of RollBounce
3.65/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This is review for Batch #3 aged athe least 4 years in the bottle.

Pitch black color. Zero carbonation. smell of the hot chili's up front, followed by the sour aging smell that they used to age the beer (much less sour smell then originally have went firsto tasted years ago). Nice blueberry finish to the bouquet.
This beer needs to sit open for hour before drinking just as an aged wine would. Flavorso are blended with pungent blueberry and the hot chili on the finish. A little creamy on the mouthfeel.
Suggestion is to definitely sit on this beer for many years. I've tasted it over the last 4 years a bunch of times from my other bottles I had and it is finally tasting drinkable.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.76/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours up a deep opaque brown (almost black) with reddish hues apparent. One finger, reddish, adobe head.
S: As described, some of the pepper marries with blueberry, but the dominating force is the pediococcus.
T: As described, but once again the pedio. dominates, although the pepper is more apparent here and the whiskey notes are much more apparent. Intensely sour but with hints of chocolate, no real roastiness.
M: Still fairly, silky, but sharp. Slightly milky.
O: I hate beers like this, but I really really like this beer a lot, it is definitely worth your time.

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Photo of scottyshades
3.02/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours like a dead beer, totally lifeless. Nose is sour funky blueberry and acetone with some earthy chocolate character. Flavor is of the utmost tartness. Can't find any whiskey barrel in here, but mega sour fruit. Overall, a weird beer that is misclassified

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Photo of macrosmatic
2.32/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes. Poured from an odd-shaped 11.2 oz. bottle into a Russian River goblet. The label claims Batch #3 quite prominently.

A: Up front - before the pour - there was no “pfft” upon opening the bottle. Pours a very dark brown with some blueberry-colored purplish around the edges. Not quite opaque, but with a very small head and low visible carbonation.

S: Blueberries, acetic acid and vinegar, whiskey. Mildly tart and some chili heat in the background.

T: Huge acetic vinegar, then some blueberry sweetness and a fairly mild whiskey presence. Then it feels like you’re snorting some balsamic vinegar. Then hints of chili spice with the roasted malts. Then more terrible acetic sourness.

M: A thick, slick body, alcohol presence on the low side, and has minimal carbonation – almost flat.

O: This was terrible. Nothing on the label indicated sour...so I'm guessing this was infected. If it was intended to be a sour stout, they needed to state that in the description; they also need to rework their souring plan. I generally love Flanders ales and their ilk, but this is awful.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Batch #3 from the bottle.

Absolutely no head. Pitch black in color. Taste is obviously sour, with very little blueberry characteristics.

This beer is nothing to get excited about.

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Photo of Sammy
3.84/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.52/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle, batch 3. Served in a snifter glass. Dark brown body, one finger mocha coloured head, fair retention, not much lacing. Smells of lactic acidity, light funk, mild milk chocolate and spice, oak, touch of blueberry. The blueberry is overall not particularly strong, while the lactic acidity is fairly dominant over the milk chocolate sweetness and peppery spice. It's certainly unique and worth trying once, but it won't accomplish any one thing particularly well, other than the moderate-heavy lactic acidity.

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Photo of Gotti311
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Benish
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dactrius
3.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WanderingFool
3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khoff5
4.57/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.76/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tshanahan
1.12/5  rDev -65.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.39/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerus
4.83/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

look = dark purple, almost balck

smell= almost smells like a wine. The acid will burn y our nose hairs

taste= This beer is brewed in the "sour" style. So you will have to like sours to enjoy this beer. This is *very sour, but with a complexity that i've never tasted in other sours. Obviously, it tastes of blueberries. In my opinion this beer is a flagship of the style. If you like sours, then you have to try this; its not a 'maybe' beer. THIS BEER IS MY FAVORITE SOUR EVER!!!

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.02/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ElGallo
4.21/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Monk's Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color—when held up to a bright light only slight traces of hazy dark red are visible near the edge of the glass. It poured with no head whatsoever.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose along with hints of blueberries.
T: The taste has flavors of sourness along with notes of blueberries and hints of chili peppers in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very interesting beer that manages to combine flavors of sourness, blueberries, and chili peppers. It is definitely unique.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.89/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drahodo
3.56/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dka67
4.07/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
4.2/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Avenue. From notes. Reviewed New Year's Eve 2016.
4/4/4.25/4/4.5
Black.
Smoky and acetic.
Tastes like blueberries. Then wine. Then stout. Then chipotle peppers.
What fun! Such joy. Very complex and confusing.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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My Blueberry Nightmare from Birrificio Del Ducato
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 269 ratings