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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: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1911) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2016
330 ml bottle. Hueless opaque dark brown, mostly lasting darker mocha foam. Chocolate light roast aroma, some licorice. Taste is mostly smooth lightly sweet chocolate, mild roasty malt, hints of coffee and black licorice. Soft carbonation, medium -full bodied, lightly hopped. Slightly tart bitter finish, an easier Impy. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
(Birrificio del Ducato Verdi Imperial Stout) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 8.2% Black coloured body with a small but thick brown head on top, average retention, leaving some foam around the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, light chocolate and faint vanilla, some alcohol hints, liquorice. Taste has more roasted malts, coal, a bit more chocolate now, liquorice, chilli peppers with a light bur on the back of the throat, especially on the finish. Medium to thick body, soft carbonation, sticky on the palate. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (2501) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
Bij Maakun. Lekker chocolaatje. Zacht, ongecompliceerd, fijn. Choco, marsepein, melasse. Backlog from 2015/07/12.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PeterHellstork (29) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 15, 2015
Deep dark color with little beige head. Aroma is full of coffee, chocolatte, little oxidated, acid. Taste is alcohol, espresso, bourbon, little watery, spiced and acid. Strange...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3756) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2015
Black, without any foam remaining. Light coffee aroma, equal in taste. Not outspoken, bit flat, coffee and chocolate notes, light bitter. Bit dissapointing. (Milano 201512)

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMJL (394) - Gliwice, POLAND - DEC 4, 2015
W aromacie przyjemna czekolada, kawa, rodzynki, palone słody. W barwie ciemnobrązowe z niską, drobną, brązową i znikającą po chwili całkowicie pianą. W smaku nuty suszonych śliwek, rodzynek, orzechów, paloności, kawy. Bardzo lekki w odczuciu - wręcz cienki, wodnisty. Brakuje mu wyraźnie ciała. Alkohol dobrze ukryty w aromacie, ale wychodzi w smaku i po kilku łykach zaczyna drażnić. Ostrość w posmaku nie należy do przyjemnych. Goryczka jest zauważalna ale zdecydowanie palona i alkoholowa - chmiel pozostaje praktycznie bez wpływu na to piwo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3271) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2015
Flaska från demolenbeershop. Nära BBD. Tjock kolsvart vätska med lågt mörkbeige skum. Stor doft av espresso, fudge, choklad, mörk torkad frukt men också lite torv och tjära. Tjock vätska stor kropp, relativt torr, lite träig och stram trots en del molassötma. Lätt chilihetta. En trevlig kraftfull IS. Gott

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1759) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle. lack body with brown head. Aroma is roasted malts with coffee and some chocolate. Taste is also roasted malts with licorice chocolate and and coffee and slight chili. Aftertaste is roasted malts bitterness with a little bit warmth of the chili. Usually I don’t like chili in beer but here its very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (2067) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 22, 2015
0,1l from bottle at Craft Bier Fest Wien. black color, small dark coffe-colored head. smells malty roasted, licorice, coffee, bitter chocolate, spices, earthy notes. quite nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes roasted, rather strong of licorice, earthy, some coffee, chocolate, peppery, light chili notes. finishes with light chili and some roast and licorice notes. drinks quite good, chili is subtle enough, overall good imp stout but not on par with the best ones.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cinesr (34) - ITALY - NOV 8, 2015
colore nero con schiuma cremosa,in bocca ha un corpo pieno orzo tostato,caffè,liquirizia,finale secco con retrogusto cioccolato e peperoncino


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