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


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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamedra (693) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 16, 2015
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je výrazně znát po praženém sladu s nádechem kávy a čokolády. Pěna je mohutná, zlato hnědá, jemná a držící. barva samotného piva je temná. Chuť je hořce čokoládová, zakulacená s výrazným palčivým nádechem alkoholu, finiš je též alkoholový a středně kávově hořký. V ústech pivo působí robustně, má střední říz a je poměrné dobře pitelné. Jedná se o dobrý imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
had on tap in new orleans .. . black brown with a coco foam ring .. stone cold steve austin .. . lots of tar and sweet charcoal .. abv is well in hiding .. . decent italian stuff .. . . you know the first person to eat grapefruit in the morning did it on a dare...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1183) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Small bottle pours dark brown black with a half finger head. Nose is earthy dark fruit, grape, blackberry, dirt, ash, light dusty cocoa. Taste is on the side of dark fruits with ashy licorice, grape, dark berry, soil, some round bitter dark chocolate, mild heat and spice. Finish is round, fruity, grape, almost has a belgian-stout like character? Not much roastiness. Not a lot of pepper heat or spice in the finish. Good but wasn’t as cohesive or as I hoped, a bit soft around the edges. Still enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini It purs a dark brown color wh a small beie head. Aroma is roasty and lightly sweet withnotes of cca, roasted matls toasted wood, licorice, earth.Taste is bitter androasty, ightly sweet, with notes of caramel, herbs, licorice root, cocoa powder, earth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok RIS

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (3589) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Picked this up at LP Binny’s. Pitch black 1 finger bubbly espresso head. Very faint milk chocolate and coffee latte and vanilla. Really nice mouthfeel. Creamy and silky smooth. a lot of charcoal and peat but a chocolate overtone. Nice finish with lingering roasts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Toffee, molasses, coffee, hazelnut and date. This beer is seriously delicious. Nice long nutty finish with a little dry cocoa at the end. So good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (1115) - GREECE - NOV 18, 2014
From tap at Ma Che Siete, Rome. Roasted malty aroma with mostly chocolate, light coffee, raisins. Sweet and bitter taste, very spicy, coffee and chocolate again. Light to medium, thin to oily with average carbonation and bitter spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1180) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Belle imperial stout, profonde et intense. Arômes de café. Superbe équilibre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (548) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Tan foam, black liquid, the foam shrinks fast with little lacing left behind. I get roasted malt, coffee, chocolate of the dark kind, licorice, and a fruity/boozy aroma reminiscent of something which was barell aged. I get chocolate and roasted malt out of the gate, hints of coffee, definite licorice...some booze. I would call it medium bodied with lightish carbonation. A very good tasting Imperial Stout that however, drinks a lot stronger than what the abv is. Still, I cannot give it a thumbs down by any means.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4913) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour, with a tan head. Sweet malt, roast, chocolate, raisin, dark candy sugar, green chili pepper, and some veggies. Ok.

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