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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Imperial Stout
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


4.5
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfb (3462) - 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 (3482) - 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 (9909) - 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 (3491) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4042) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (4715) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (438) - CYPRUS - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acid303 (398) - 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.


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