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

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of gunnfryd. Pours black with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, yeast and hay. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, roasted malt and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7843) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle 330ml #0010 @ Nøgne Ø, Rygene
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, oatmeal, oak, vanilla and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, oak and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - AUG 29, 2013
33cl bottle - Islay 2002 (10% ABV) Bottiglia Nº 143. Black colour with small light brown lasting head. The nose is red grape, whisky, wood and chocolate (subtle). Smells like a really nice barrel aged brew. Great flavour: A LOT of wood, dark chocolate, coffee notes and roasted malts. Whisky aftertaste. The body is medium, maybe thin for an IS, while carbonation is just average. Some improves would make this beer awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2556) - NORWAY - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle #117 2002 Islay at Crowbar, april 30th 2013. Black body, tiny beige head. Thick and viscous. Aroma of peated whisky, chocolate, roasted malt and plums. Woody and smoky whisky taste combined with a strong espresso, salt, light licorice. Warming alcohol finish, leaving a warm roasted aftertaste. A very good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birrofilo91 (9) - siror, ITALY - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
Scura impenetrabile, schiuma grossolana e evanescente color tonaca di frate. Al naso torba e vaniglia. In bocca buon corpo, l’alcol scalda per bene, ancora vaniglia e legno accompagnato da note affumicate intense ma che non stancano mai, con un finale molto lungo. Birra ben fatta abbinabile a dolci al cioccolato amaro.t

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle as "Birrificio del Ducato Verdi Imperial Stout Black Jack - Islay". Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, whiskey and peat. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, peat, whiskey, medium sweet and medium bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6103) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a tiny light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, peat, licorice, wood, little dark fruit. Flavor is malts, whisky, peat, smoke, licorice, wood. Thin body, soft carbonation. Pretty tasty, but a little thin and somehow unbalanced with abit to much whisky and peat. 210513

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11448) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ HenrikSoegaard tasting. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, smoked and heavy peated. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 210513

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ Gallafest tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are peat, peat, peat, wood, ashes, roast malt, chocolate, licorice and more peat in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10618) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Coffee and whisky notes. Heavy bitter very peated flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Nice.


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