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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: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2582) - 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 (5295) - 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 (852) - , 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 (6584) - 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 (936) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10257) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle from bierkompass.de. Pitch black beer with a beautiful lasting beige/brownish head. Malty leather aroma, vinous, woody, whisky, soot, tar, roasted, notes of figs, hops, peated notes, dark chocolate. Peat flavor, grass, roasted, smoked, tar and soot, whisky, leather, dark chocolate, well hidden is sweeter notes from chocolate and figs, salty, chilli notes,burnt. Really heavy, full bodied and quite a challenge to drink. Still very good and a beer you need to give some time. Finish brings some alcohol, spicy notes and bitter dark chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1581) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2012
Black. Spicy. Hot. Chipolte. Clean. Difficult (in a good way). Black green pepper bite. Unusual. Worth trying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pitch black with a firm, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma is heavy peity but has a delicate sweetness to it, so it does completely overpower me. Light liqourice and roasted malts. Softly vinious. Soft carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant sweet, roasted, lovely peity, liqourice, light grainy. Quite elegant viniousness with a fine warming feel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4146) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
330ml bottle listed as 10%ABV pours black in color with a 2 finger light tan head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits and aromatic hops. Taste is malty sweet with some sour fruits and and mild hop bitterness. This is quite a tasty brew, but does not fit in with the style as it is too fruity and slightly sour, more like a saison than an imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle at Todomundo. Pours like engine oil, pitch black with a tan head. Smells strongly of peat, somewhat overwhelming, and chocolate, malt. Tastes a medium sweetness, a mild bitter, and spicyness with only a nice hint of the peat, but very smoothed from the aging. Full bodied. Velvety texture. Finishes well.


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