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Birrificio del Ducato Verdi (Black Jack)

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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (1167) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle, Old Casks 2002. Black with tan foam. Aroma: iodine, bandages, peat and other tones of Islay whisky, burning, caramel. Taste: whisky, prunes, smoked, peat, slightly sour, wine, caramel, oak barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8151) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2016
Dark brown almost black. Has an off-white head. Heavy sweet and roasted aroma, notes of smoke and medicine, band-aid.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a small off-white head. Nose is red berries, solvent, phenolic smoky tones, wood, overripe melon and hints of caramel and chocolate. Taste is weird fruity notes, earthy leaves, cellar must, smoke, caramel and hints of wood, phenolic and red berries. Medium body and carbonation. Weird. Phenolic and quite frankly not very good at all. The barrel hasn’t done this one any good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (917) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Black color with brown foam ring. The smell has a lot of bacon and peat smoke. The taste is roasted bacon with a little burned finish and a particle feeling. The aftertaste is smokey burned peat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3306) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle. Black in color with a tan thick head. Chocolate, dark vinous notes, some peat and ripe raisins aroma. Never mind the above mentioned combination, this works out quite well though. Licorice, coffee and whiskey barrels in taste. Peat is quite evident too. No sign of the abv here. Chocolate and warming notes in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anstei (644) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Tap at Erzbierschof. Very, very burnt. Not sure this was in Speyside barrels, rather tastes like Laphroaig. Doesn’t fit with an imperial stout, or maybe not with this one. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (5142) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
33cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. Islay 2002 barrels. It pours a deep dark brown color wih no head. Aroma is intense roasted wood, cocoa beans, licorice root, sea weed and ropes, light smoke and ashes, citrus. Taste is sweet and tangy at the same time, with notes of chocolate, vanilla and cranberries upfront, then some more roasted wood dry bitterness, cocoa powder, light espresso, licorice root, then more sea saltiness with tart red berries, ashy smoke, sea weed. The closing brings more dry bitterness and some alcohol kick. Body is medium to full with an oily texture and a soft to nil carbonation. Overall, a nicely joint together tasteful beer, with a showcase of Islay whisky barrels which is not overpowering. Could improve with some more carbonation and creaminess to the texture, but understand that the barrel gives and the barrel gets

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3387) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
At Craft & Draft. Speyside edition. Thick oily dark pour. Strong aroma of fruity scotch booze, ripe fruit and roasted peat. Rich flavor of soft smooth fruity scotch, mild peat, smoke, some coffee and some roast in the finish. Very drinkable. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rolfarild (181) - NORWAY - OCT 23, 2015
Black with a small bubbely head. Boozy aroma with blueberries Andd peat. Taste whiskey dominated, wood, plums. Watery to oily texture. Aftertaste of mocca and whiskey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nische (1508) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2015
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma is heavily peated with chocolate, roast. The taste is a bit sweet, moderate bitter, has medicin/peat, chocolate, hint of raisin.

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