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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
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 89   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3430) - 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 (1700) - 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 (39) - 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 (14210) - 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 (9979) - 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 (902) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (703) - CROATIA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle (take away from Drunken Duck); pours black with a very thin brown head; has a smoky aroma with hints of malt, chocolate, and alcohol; taste is chocolate and malt with smoked wood and alcohol; has a dry boozy finish; while the alcohol is noticeable, it is not overpowering; this is a nicely balanced imperial that is easy to drink

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2014
Bowmore-barrel aged version of Verdi with added chilli peppers. Sticky, firm, beige head, colour very dark brown, near black. Powerful and delightful aroma of coffee powder, toffee, tobacco, tar, cherries, hardly any chilli peppers (not sure if this is a good thing or not)... Peaty, earthy and smoky profile, chocolate and sweetish honeyish malts, liquorice, light peppery finish from hops and for all I know from the chilli peppers, some warming, very agreeable, whisky-like alcohol. Another masterpiece from Ducato - ti amo!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (3660) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
Draught @ Øllets Dag 2014, Kolding. Pours cloudy very dark coffee brown with small light tan head. Clear aroma of malt and coconut and vanilla touches from the barrel. Booze in the long nose but that is understandable. Sweetish and vinous flavour of malt and coffee beans, with pronounced notes of barrel AMD sweetish hints of vanilla. Very low carb. Warming alcohol presence. Bittersweet aftertaste. Perfectly balanced. Sooooo good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1556) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2014 Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av kaffe, sjokolade, røstet malt, røyk og whisky. Smak av whisky, frukt, sjokolade, røstet malt og kaffe. Patricks Pub og Restaurant.


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