Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Imperial Stout
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5468) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10647) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5008) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18184) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1637) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4376) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4773) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14630) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11587) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2750) - 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.

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