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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Top fermented beer which is subjected to a secondary fermentation in bottle. It is deep dark ebony in color with a cappuccino head. The nose has aromas of chocolate, licorice, coffee grounds and tobacco with alcohol nuances. Its full bodied, long lasting, smooth and dry mouth is followed by a surprisingly hot finish that breaks its initial fullness and makes you crave more!

It is suitable for aging.

Dedicating one of our beers to Giuseppe Verdi was a must since our microbrewery is located in Roncole Verdi, the composer’s birth place. When I returned from my first visit to New York City I decided to create a beer that would be superior in elegance, balance and drinkability to all those stout varieties I had overseas. Although the initial recipe has changed, the very first batch matched my vision. Its uniqueness lays in the use of chili pepper which combines very well with the beer’s chocolate aroma. The hot finish also lightens its full bodied mouth by awakening the palate.

Verdi Imperial Stout is the first Italian craft beer to have ever been crowned with a gold medal in its category at an International beer contest. In 2008 it ranked first at The European Beer Star in the Imperial Stout category.
20°


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3415) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 18, 2014
Thick black body and stable brown head. Pure heavy chocolate,, bit of cookies and some spruce hops. Thick body, robust, rich and chocolaty. Bitter start, bready yeast and thick brown chocolate ending. Great imperial stout. (Fancy bottle brought from De Molen by Bertanne)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimspady (175) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Dark black, thick tan head. Mocha, coffee. Little nutty in the palate. Body is med to thin. Alcohol is hidden well. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (495) - Genova, ITALY - MAY 11, 2014
Spina @ birraexpo. Nera impenetrabile con schiuma che lascia un velo. Corpo medio, carbonazione un pelo troppo accennata, secca e gradevole.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dima’s. Thanks Stas. Very dark brown with tan head. A little alcoholic and spur in the nose, some tomatoes, chocolate syrup and faint smokiness. Above the bitter taste - chili pepper hotness, the roast and again, faint smoke. Fulfilling, carbonated, very long chili-chipotle finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
calm_dreamer (156) - GREECE - APR 16, 2014
Aroma of pepper oil with some coffee. Stouty taste of coffee with some choco. Leaves a tickling burning feeling of hot pepper when it goes down the throat. Pepper aftertaste with just a hint of coffee. Medium body. Well balanced beer. Alcohol taste note after some time.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (2275) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Elegant liten flaske fra polet, konsumert med venner med samme diagnose, april-14: regnet pisker mot ruta på Sigmunds hytte, og vi varmer oss på denne. Utseende er perfekt, og smaksfylden imponerer. A lingering afterburn antyder at de har slengt litt chili i kokekaret.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (645) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Ebony. Brown, dense head. Roasted barley and chocolate in aroma. Chili and liquorice is evident in taste and aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (4936) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Black colour, tan head. Roasty aroma, notes of coffee and dark chocolate, hints of chili. Medium sweet and roasty flavour, notes of coffee, dark chocolate and chili, which leaves a distinct chili burn on the palate and throat in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5105) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting.Pours dark ruby with a big creamy tanne head. Aroma is deep malty caramel, chili and grass. Taste is modertae dry , light roasted caramel, distinct chili and coffee. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1985) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Nice strong stout beer, not an imperial I think. Smooth and balanced, very enjoyable. The bottle is beautiful as well. Still it’s not a very memorable beer, just regular.


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