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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: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - JUN 30, 2014
Birra quasi divina, con una torbatura morbida e avvolgente che si intreccia con le note di caffé, cioccolato, legno maturo e whisky per un risultato che è degno di stare nell’olimpo delle imperial stout invecchiate!!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 14, 2011
meglio questa della verdi classica. mi è parsa più bilanciata, più in palla, anche più corpo.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2014
Bowmore-barrel aged version of Verdi with added chilli peppers. Sticky, firm, beige head, colour very dark brown, near black. Powerful and delightful aroma of coffee powder, toffee, tobacco, tar, cherries, hardly any chilli peppers (not sure if this is a good thing or not)... Peaty, earthy and smoky profile, chocolate and sweetish honeyish malts, liquorice, light peppery finish from hops and for all I know from the chilli peppers, some warming, very agreeable, whisky-like alcohol. Another masterpiece from Ducato - ti amo!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfb (4089) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2011
(bottle) pours a pitch black colour with a frothy brown head. aroma has heaps of char and peat smoke, toasted malts and espresso, with light notes of cherries and earth. flavour is overwhelmingly peaty and roasty, with light notes of dark chocolate and honey and a medium sweetness which balances out the roasted-bitter finish wonderfully. thick body with soft carbonation. the peat smoke is amazingly integrated here.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle @ ACBF. Aroma is woody bourbon, liquorice, iodine, some smoky peat and loads more. Flavour is huge iodine, peat, liquorice, roasted malt, quite bitter with a touch of sweetness. Very nice.

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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11232) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4311) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (3427) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
Draught @ Øllets Dag 2014, Kolding. Pours cloudy very dark coffee brown with small light tan head. Clear aroma of malt and coconut and vanilla touches from the barrel. Booze in the long nose but that is understandable. Sweetish and vinous flavour of malt and coffee beans, with pronounced notes of barrel AMD sweetish hints of vanilla. Very low carb. Warming alcohol presence. Bittersweet aftertaste. Perfectly balanced. Sooooo good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4752) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle: no.681: Islay 2002: Medium airy light brown head on top of a black beer. Smell whiskey, wood, liquorice, tar, clay, paint, wine-ish, yeast and light sour. Good smell. Taste earth, oak, toasted oak, nuts,  hazle nuts, roasted malts, hint of molasses, something like sweets/brown sugars, hint of coffee, medium to full bitter and some spices. Burnt wood bitter spicy earthy herby aftertaste. Low carbo, soft and light tingly mouthfeel, full body and a texture between watery and oily.


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