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


on tap

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (8403) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a tiny light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, peat, licorice, wood, little dark fruit. Flavor is malts, whisky, peat, smoke, licorice, wood. Thin body, soft carbonation. Pretty tasty, but a little thin and somehow unbalanced with abit to much whisky and peat. 210513

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (14810) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ HenrikSoegaard tasting. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, smoked and heavy peated. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 210513

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (15393) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ Gallafest tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are peat, peat, peat, wood, ashes, roast malt, chocolate, licorice and more peat in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (12047) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Coffee and whisky notes. Heavy bitter very peated flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (472) - - APR 5, 2013
Bottle at Lortica,Speyside edition. Pours a dark creamy black, subtle whiskey notes as it warms up, very balanced beer. Overall I found this an amazing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yorker (1859) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle #042 (2002 Islay). 33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, peat, dark fruits, and iodine. Flavour is roasted malt, peat, and iodine – with some warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (11356) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle shared by Joes. Islay 2002, bottle #033. Opaque pitch black color, no head just a slight beige lacing. Smell malts, slightly wood, vanilla, light to moderately peat. Taste malts, peat, slightly smoke, vanilla. Velvety texture, medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (5109) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle 33 (Islay2002) @ joes thx to him. Pitch black colour with a light brown head that doesn?t last very long. Smells lots of peat, roasty, ash, sweet and maybe even some tar, vanilla. Tastes peaty but in a very nice, subtle way, sweet, roasty, liquorice, liquorice wood. This beer is peaty in a lovely balanced manner. Peat really takes over the taste in most other beers, but this beer hits the sweet spot. Full body, soft carbo, silky feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2930) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle @ Irreale. Black colour with good initial formation of a light beige head that quickly diminishes maintaining a thin layer. Aroma is toasted malts, red and ripe fruits, black chocolate, Islay whisky. In the flavor is more present the Islay whisky, notes of wood, chocolate, some ashes hints, coffee and fruits, licorice and spices. The final is slightly sweet with hints of wood, maintaining the whisky on palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5968) - 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.

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