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


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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - JUN 30, 2014
Birra quasi divina, con una torbatura morbida e avvolgente che si intreccia con le note di caffé, cioccolato, legno maturo e whisky per un risultato che è degno di stare nell’olimpo delle imperial stout invecchiate!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (2272) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
Black with low brown head - Malt aroma with smoke in it as well - Nice malt body with smoke in the back - The smoke goes into the finish, and it lasts - This was quite nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfbass (1086) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 1, 2014
L’idea è davvero notevole, un imperial invecchiata in botte di whiskey. Infatti ne vien fuori una cosa davvero innovativa, che il mio palato non aveva mai assggiato. Colore nero impenetrabile. Al naso leggero torbato, caffè e legno. In bocca è molto equilibrata, anche se la componente alcolica, spicca. Non male però, anzi...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3945) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
Sampled form a 0.33l bottle from #119, 2002 islay cask, @ Crowbar - courtesy of Sigmund. Thanks man! This is a near black looking one in the glass. It also has a small quickly sidesticking kinda brown looking little head. I was expecting a peat bomb, but this is actually a tad sweeter and more balanced than what I was expecting. Still, it has some strong roapy, burned, really woody islay tones here. A faint vanilla sweetness in the back and it also has a thick and dark roasted tone all the way. Oh, the peat kicks you in the teeth when tasting it! It’s quite woody okay and infused with a smoky punch. Thick and oily in the mouth with a gentle prickling carbonation level. Concentrated chocolate milk with dark burned wood, sea rope and burned leather. Not something you chug down, but as a small sampler it’s quite nice. 16.02.2014

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
myrda (110) - - APR 7, 2014
Noire, dépourvue de mousse. Odeurs fortes de gouache, malt fumé, difficile de déceler autre chose... Titi dit qu’il trouve des notes de légumes cuits, de bouilli quelconque et de fricassé. Choux de Bruxelles. Au goût, définitivement du panait, betteraves et des aubergines. Minéral, terreux, tourbe, cabanon en bois, racines... Texture mince, pour la charge d’arôme. Laisse une douce chaleur d’alcool de whisky qui trahit son pourcentage. Aucune effervescence, laisse un arrière goût de minerais semi doux.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperTiti33 (843) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Très noire. Opaque. Aucun collet. Nez: très fumé. Tourbé à fond. Boisé. Végétale. Betterave/panais. Terreuse. Vanille. Épicé. Piquant. Bouche: mince. Visqueuse. Chocolat à fond. Très terreuse presque poudreuse. Terre noir. Légume racine. Tourbe. Boisé. Fumé. Vanille bourbon. Whisky. Ne fait pas son pourcentage. Spéciale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (15472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2824) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
Cask. Black body, light brown, head. Aroma has berries, dark fruits and alcohol. Flavour has sharp alcohol, berries, roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (4274) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2014
16.02.2014, 0,33l bottle shared with Palme, Sigmund & bergstaden @ Crowbar:
Nice light brown slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, peat, licorice, coffee, dark sugar, dark malts, leather, whisky, oak. Taste is slightly sweet, peat, dark sugar, leather, licorice, whisky, oak, grass, burnt caramel, burnt coffee, hay. Medium bitterness, slightly oaky mouthfeel. Nice, not too peated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6524) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 21, 2016 Rerate, 330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10,0%. Aged in Speyside 2003 barrels. Pitch black colour, minimal brown head. Strong aroma of roast malts, tar, liquorice, moderate peat. The flavour is also roasty with tar and more pronounced peat, but not nearly as much peat smoke as in the Islay version. Hints of strong coffee and liquorice. I’m upping it a point or two. Original rating: Bottle, at Crowbar, Oslo. Served too cold. ABV is 10,0%. Aged in Islay 2002 barrels. Pitch black colour,minimal brown head. Strong aroma of Islay Scotch whisky, peat smoke, roasted malts, coffee, a hint of liquorice. Very peaty and roasty flavour.

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