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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: 85   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1595) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4081) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2012
330ml bottle [Islay 2002, 10% abv as per label]. Darkest brown colour with small, frothy to creamy, reawakening, moderately lacing, brown head, leaving a thin layer. Dark malty aroma in combination with whiskey flavours results predominantly in intense fruity, vinous notes, also clove; the dry leather whiskey touch can only be analysed secondary. Taste has a heavy dark malty, minimally sweet basis, dry, leatherlike overtones, a touch of peat, warming alcohol in the finish. Sadly the fruity notes in the aroma are not reproduced in taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4602) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2012
330 ml bottle @ Patricks. Dark amber, almost black body with a fast disappearing brown head. Pleasant, quite strong aroma of dark malt, islay whisky, dry fruit and hint of vanilla. Flavor has a lot less whisky than expected from aroma, but sometimes islay is dominating too much so this is just perfect. Flavor feels almost dry and dusty and still sweet at the same time. Smoke, peat, ashes, liquorices and a relatively mild bitterness. Fine body and a long aftertaste. This is a really balanced and nice flavored beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle at Patricks. Islay 2002. Black, and topped by a dense, finger-thick, light tan head, it certainly deserves its name. Peat, camp-fire, roasted malts, dark sugar, ripe cheese and alcohol on the nose. Full-bodied on the palate, warming, sticky and soft. A light peaty touch, roasted, burnt, licorice-ish, and with some peaty notes in the flavour. Not much bitterness, but it’s still sort of balanced. Lasting finish. A pleasant beer indeed. 120823

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at Patricks. Black colour witha tan head. Aroma is whiskey, malt, hop,alcohol, licorice. Flavour is whiskey, malt, hop, alcohol, coffee, salt, soya sauce, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
330ml green bottle. 10%abv on label. Speyside 1969. Deep brown pour, hint of ruby at the edges. Light brown head, decent looking, creamy, tight bubbles. Light streaks of lacing in the glass. Nose has big whiskey up front, chocolate, some decent woody barrel character. In the mouth the beer has big roast and chocolate notes, getting a tanginess from the barrel (I’m guessing). Finishes roasty and pretty dry, some black coffee and a late hint of peat. Woody notes emerged in the finish during the second half of the bottle. Medium bodied, good level of carbonation, tight bubbles on the tongue. All around a highly enjoyable barrel aged impy, though I can see why some people may not be a fan of it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5610) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Sampled at Andy’s the other week. Pours a black body with no head, pithy chocolate lacing. Aroma is spice, light chocolate and oak. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of sweet chocolate, bourbon, wood, soy sauce, and spicy peat.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (921) - , CYPRUS - JUL 18, 2012
Black colour. Smokey aroma. Taste is chocolate, wood, peat, some whiskey notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Dany that I took to a tasting at Andy’s the day after doing a tasting at Paul’s. Aged in a 1969 Speyside cask. Pours a deep black with a thin white to beige head. Sweet slightly oxidized dark fruit and roast. Medium bodied, sweet and roasty, dark plum and fruit. Sweet and roast filled, chocolate and cocoa. Long malt and cocoa on the finish. Chocolate and the faintest hint of warm alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1000) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours a dark brown with no lacing. heavy notes of alcohol, soy sauce, coffee, chocolate and caramel. Acidic and salty.


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