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

bottled
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on tap
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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.
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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3191) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
On tap. Black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, liquorice and lots of roasted malt. Taste is thick and fairly sweet, lots of roasted notes, coffee and chili. Nice!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAgutten79 (447) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2014
Kullsvart med medium skum. Aroma av sjokolade, mørk malt, humle og masse kaffe. Smaken er kaffe, mild sjokolade og en passende bitterhet. Nydelig munnfølelelse, rund og god. Fin ettersmak, perfekt ettersmak. Mildt bitter. Medium/tykk konsistens.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep brown-near black body with a large creamy off-white head, looking beautiful. Aroma is sweet malts, chocolate, toffee, hints of cardamom and leather. Taste is chocolate, coffee, black pepper, leather, sweet licorice and hints of dark malts, caramel and burnt toast. Full body, soft carbonation. Pretty nice and rather complex.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhp40219 (298) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a soda brown with a small brown head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Aroma of cocoa, malts, black peppers, coffee and smoke. Taste is cocoa, coffee, smoke, black pepper, and roasted malts. Nice pepper burn in the finish. Full bodied, thick creamy texture, lively carbonation. Very good! Pepper burn is not overwhelming.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2014
22.03.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Big light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is very mild, almost a little neutral, dark malts, caramel, hay, grass, chocolate, coffee, hints of lactoce and chili. Taste is slightly dry and roasted, dark malts, chili, caramel, coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts, roasted grain, hay, dark sugar. Medium bitterness, nice slightly warming chili touch. Nice, but I kind of expected more from this as well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (854) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
shared a 33cl? bottle at a bar, light black colour with a nice mocha looking head. aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate, espresso, chocolate soaked forrest fruits, when the beer warms up the heat comes trough a bit more. with some tobacco. overall a nice beer to try.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (208) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A nearly black beer with a large fine brown head. Medium persistence. Spicy aroma, caramel, liquorice, coffee, pepper, roasted. Hot sauce. Heavy peppery bitter, then warming medium sweet. Heavy body, medium texture. Soft carbonation. Hot sauce warming finish. Overall, a great beer. Reminds me of a pepresso. Beware of the dragon !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (184) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 17, 2014
330ml bottle shared with Calm_Dreamer at The Hoppy Pub, Thessalonikh Greece. Black color with a thin brown head. Aromas of coffee and pepper oils. Similar taste, with some chocolate added. Mild sweet aftertaste. Medium to full body, syrupy, with low carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bmerz (687) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Draught at Thai Me Up. Pours black with a nice head and impressive lace. Aroma is slightly sour, dark fresh roast, a little licorice, earth. Flavor is very similar, veering bitter with subdued sweetness, and long earthy licorice finish. Feel is very lively but with a dusty density. Really nice surprise in this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1069) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Nice. Really nice. Foamy pour. Good not particularly sweet spice. But the kicker here is SPICE! Wow. Really hits you at the back end. Recommended.


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