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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011

Bottle 330ml. @ Th. 4th. Alvinne Craft Beer Festival (ACBF) 2011, De Kasteelhoeve, Doorniksesteenweg 314, Outrijve (Avelgem), Belgium.

Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, burnt malt, chocolate, coffee, smoke - tar - peat. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, smoke - peat. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110304]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
33 cL bottle at ACBF2011. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is solid smoked and slight meaty. Solid smoked, wooden and dark chocolate malty. Lingering dark smoked. Mild bitter and dark smoked finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of peat, smoke and whisky. Roasted flavour of peat, smoke and whisky. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22479) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21503) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
4th March 2011
Bottle at ACBF. Opaque brown beer, no head. TCP and rubber nose! Taste is mercifully much better! Dark malt that is slightly sweet. Smoky whiskey. The chilli seems quite subtle when considering the regular Verdi. I think the smoky whiskey has eaten most of it! Okay!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20866) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black color, beige had. Peaty aroma with burnt licorice, coffee. Taste has more peat, burnt sweetened espresso. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (17292) - Göteborg, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (16995) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
Sampled at ACBF 2011. TCP aroma. Rubberaroma too. Not my favourite flavours. Too much peat for me over a juicy impy stout. Chili on the finish lasted in mouth past two more beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - 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.

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