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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (459) - - APR 5, 2013
Bottle at Lortica,Speyside edition. Pours a dark creamy black, subtle whiskey notes as it warms up, very balanced beer. Overall I found this an amazing beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yorker (1250) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle #042 (2002 Islay). 33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, peat, dark fruits, and iodine. Flavour is roasted malt, peat, and iodine – with some warming alcohol in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8534) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle shared by Joes. Islay 2002, bottle #033. Opaque pitch black color, no head just a slight beige lacing. Smell malts, slightly wood, vanilla, light to moderately peat. Taste malts, peat, slightly smoke, vanilla. Velvety texture, medium body, soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4142) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle 33 (Islay2002) @ joes thx to him. Pitch black colour with a light brown head that doesn?t last very long. Smells lots of peat, roasty, ash, sweet and maybe even some tar, vanilla. Tastes peaty but in a very nice, subtle way, sweet, roasty, liquorice, liquorice wood. This beer is peaty in a lovely balanced manner. Peat really takes over the taste in most other beers, but this beer hits the sweet spot. Full body, soft carbo, silky feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2244) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle @ Irreale. Black colour with good initial formation of a light beige head that quickly diminishes maintaining a thin layer. Aroma is toasted malts, red and ripe fruits, black chocolate, Islay whisky. In the flavor is more present the Islay whisky, notes of wood, chocolate, some ashes hints, coffee and fruits, licorice and spices. The final is slightly sweet with hints of wood, maintaining the whisky on palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5202) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2013
Bottled. Islay 2002, #919. Dark color, short head. Aroma is dominated by peat with soft roastiness underneath. Some choc. In taste a lot of different flavors starting with chocolat and roasted malts. In the end it gets dry from the islay cask and finishes with a soft bite from the peppers. Bit too peaty on the nose for me, but the taste is absolutely wonderful. Great balance does the trick.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9110) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle at home (Domus Birrae) 25/12/12. Bott #0429, Speyside 1997 listed as 10%ABV. Pours a dark cola brown approaching light black with a tan head that dissipates quickly to nyadda! Nose is dark malts, molasses, liqourice, light chocolate, touch of wood and some whiskey notes. Taste comprises dark roast malts, chocolate, sweet sugars, whiskey, wood tones Fullish body but hiding that 10% ABV with a little spritz in the carbonation but not so much as to detract from the feel for me. Sweet, boozey and slighly spicy in the finish. Not bad, totally drinkable but not blowing me away, not much depth to this compared to other offerings of the same ilk! The flavour improved as the beer warmed a little and I adjusted taste accordingly from 7 to 8.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2012
0.33 l bottle (10 %, Islay cask 2002). Black color. Aromas of peat smoke, tar and iodine. Sweet roasty flavor with tar, peat smoke and sea (or iodine). Full body. Good aroma and flavor but this is so whiskyish that I might as well drink plain whisky.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle Speyside 1969. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody whisky and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate flavor with hints of whisky. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1594) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle. Islay 2002 version. Black with a porous light brown head. Aroma: peaty whisky, salty licorice and soy sauce, chocolate. Taste: salty, roasted, chocolate, peaty whisky, liqueur, ashes. Full bodied. Quite complex and quite nice, definitely a step up from the regular Verdi.


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