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


on tap

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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1201) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle sampled thanks to the brewer himself. Pours almost black with no real head. Aroma is whiskey, chocolate, grass, booze and caramel. Taste is moderate sweet and quite bitter. Medium bodied. Long chocolate finish. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7810) - ITALY - JAN 22, 2014
10% speyside 1997 dark small head woody wiskhey coffe roadty hint of chilli pepper almost flat little peat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1870) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 9, 2014
09/10/2014 Ma che siete venuti a fà (tap). Nera, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma cappuccino a grana grossolana, abbondante e persistente. Al naso sentori di malti tostati, note torbate, leggero fruttato, etilico, note di botte, vaniglia, whisky, non male. In bocca note di caffé, whisky torbato, leggera liquirizia, alcol, un po’ stucchevole a lungo andare. Corpo medio-pieno, carbonazione medio-bassa. Interessante, ma andrebbe leggermente affinata.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (6778) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2013

Appearance: True black and a nice big beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate and oak.
Palate: Full body. Moderate sweet with a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Rich chocolate and a lot of coffee. Oak and vanilla. Oily texture.
Overall impression: Lovely powerful and tasty impy. This one had 10% on the label, and Speyside 1997.
Personal stats: Bottle # 0034 shared with Gunnar at Nøgne Ø Brewery in Grimstad, Norway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (7684) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle at Nøgne Ø. # 0034. Pours black with a tiny tanned head. Aroma of dark malts, vinous with raisins. Thick and smooth mouthfeel. Taste of thick moderate sweet malts, spices and some light burn from the alcohol, lingering malty with chocolate notes. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7262) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10865) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acid303 (665) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (3795) - 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!

   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

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