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Birrificio del Ducato Verdi (Black Jack)

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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Imperial Stout
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial stout aged for at least 6 months in barrels of whiskey from Scotland’s best distilleries (each batch is bottled from a single cask of that year and the area of ​​origin is indicated on the label). It has aromas of vanilla, licorice, chocolate, wood and peat alternating alcoholic and ethereal nuances. In the mouth, warm and soft, complex but balanced: an unforgettable experience. Aged in Speyside Scotch barrels from 1969.

Ingredients: Water, malt, hops, yeast, spices.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (606) - SWITZERLAND - APR 11, 2015
Black color with small beige head. So much peat. Initially, nearly Laphroaig level. Surprisingly soft taste, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, no booze at all, maybe a little bit warming. Beautiful carbonation. Very good, and different. First time I have a beer this peaty and don’t think it’s unbalanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3544) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle (330 m). BB 01-09-2023. Bottle 1258 / 3000. Shared with JulienHuxley and SlovakSniper @ Le Saint-Bock.

Appearance: Black with a little bubbly ring of beige foam and little legs.

Aroma: Smoky scotch, iodine and peat along soy sauce, tobacco, oak and roasted malt.

Taste: Medium sweetness that is cut by the smokey/peated aspect of the beer. Soy sauce (a bit salty). Oak, chocolate notes, alcohol and light acidity.

Palate: Medium to full body. Very soft carbonation. Smokey/peated finish and a nice chocolate touch. Alcohol warmth.

Overall: Very interesting aroma where the peat/smoke presence is dominant but not overwhelming like it happen too ofen with this kind of barrel treatment. It lacks a bit of body though and, while the balance isn’t awful considering the Islay scotch presence, it’s still far from perfect. Tasty.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3625) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
(Meilleure avant le 01.09.23. Bouteille n°1258 de 3000) Une bouteille partagée avec tom10101 et JulienHuxley. Un liquide noir et assez huileux. Une mousse peu développée: aucun son n’est entendu lors de l’ouverture. Au nez, fumée de tourbe, touche cendrée, pointe de réglisse, jerky de boeuf et parfums vraiment boisés. Au goût, c’est le même scénario: la fumée est cependant bien intégrée et jamais elle n’étouffe le reste. Agréable finale de chocolat et de bois fumé. Intéressante comme tout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3852) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle, shared at Saint Bock. Flat black pour. Aroma is smoky, tons of iodine, smoky islay scotch, bacon, tobacco. Taste is sweet, boozy, quite a bit of ash, mineral ashy flavor. Palate is med full bodied with low carbonation. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3475) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
Not any head dark pour soft carbonation aromas rousing whiskey notes woody oak the vanilla dark fruits peat not strong dark chocolate liquorice caramel the flavours peat is smooth the whiskey is full on dark fruits malts a little weak whiskey solid perhaps too strong some vanilla caramel chocolate mild liquorice the finish best tastes whiskey is strong okay malts fair sweetness above average imperial

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1770) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle a black colored beer with a white head aroma roasted malts oak spicy peat smoke some fruits and caramel flavor roasted malts spicy oak peat smoke some fruits some caramel and hops in the aftertaste

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maksymiliant (78) - POLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Whisky baaardzo du?o whisky w aromacie, do tego gorzka czekolada, praliny nadziewane whisky;) w smaku podobnie, do tego delikatny lekko pikantny finisz (dodatek papryczek w pierwotnej wersji zobowi?zuje). Nie sprawia wra?enia ci??kiego piwa. Polecam!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black color, beige had. Peaty aroma with burnt licorice, coffee. Taste has more peat, burnt sweetened espresso. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10117) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2014
from Erzbierschof - black beer with no foam left; aroma of nuts and marzipan, woody and with notes of whisky, licorice and black cherries; full-bodied; low carbonation, thick and oily; burning alcohol in the finish, more notes whisky, roasted malts and wood

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeKeller (906) - Kemi, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Pump @ Lortica, Bologna. Black beer and a big beige head with lots of bubbles. A full flavour bomb of an IS. This was very hard for me to drink as the whisky was overwhelming in the flavour. There was a burning sensation in throat on every sip. And I like good whisky!


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