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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
common

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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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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3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
simoneopazz (148) - , ITALY - MAR 3, 2010
Una birra che si presenta bellissima,nera,con un bel cappello avana. . impressionante è la persistenza dei suoi sapori.L’ Aroma è di malto tostato con note di cioccolato fondente. Sicuramente è una birra da provare,e difficile da dimenticare!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2102) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle@ Enoteca Decanter, Milan. Poured a deep black colour with a nicely lingering tan head. Aroma packed with big roastiness, dark chocolate and berry fruit. Gorgeous silky smooth mouthfeel. Luxurious and warming. Gently sweet flavour with more roasty action. Nicely placed spiciness lurking. Expertly balanced and very enjoyable stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drf (2) - ITALY - FEB 28, 2010 does not count
A huge beer. Tasted both on tap (at BQ, Milan) and in bottle. The most impressive and relevant thing about this beer is the persistent and quite strong pepper finish, which is a real surprise after the first taste. Roasted and malty aroma , with relevant dark chocolate hints. Interesting head. Overall, a must try: love it or hate it, this beer is extremely unique and you won’t easily forget it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
(11.2oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of rich dark chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavor of chocolate, light chilies, nuts, roasted malt, and some black licorice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - JAN 23, 2010
bottiglia buona olfattiva di mato tostato.gusto pregno di caffe ciccolato e liqurizia, molto perzistente.complimenti alle birre italiane.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2010
( 11.2oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours medium brown with nice lacing. Nose of black olives and cocoa. Taste of light unsweetened chocolate, and licorice with a bitter chocolate finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gerome (21) - FRANCE - JAN 7, 2010
The aroma shows hints of dark chocolate,Full body, nice lace, Nothing special, though drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5098) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle at Bir & Fud. Black with a light brown, creamy head. Smoked and roasted malts aroma, hints of salty meat.Roasted coffee, liqueur, with the spicy chillies hitting the tongue towards the finish in particular (and when the beer warms up).Full-bodied, quite alcoholic. Excitingly different.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7363) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Thanks to Blake for opening this! Poured black with a dense cap of sticky tan head (rather dark). The aroma picked up soft cocoa, bready notes, and charred molasses with low-moderate roast to it.. toasted chiles backed it up and accented well.. intriguing. The flavor found molasses, cocoa, and char at the core with some bitterness from the cocoa emanating outward.. building pepper throughout the drink never got beyond two alarm intensity.. well-balanced. Medium-bodied and somewhat tart on the palate.. nice, but not great malts in here.. this was a tasty brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Sweet looking bottle is kind of like a full wine bottle that had the middle cut out of it and the ends melted back on. It has a punt. Silly that the beer was nearly $10. Pours to a deep black body with a foamy tan head. The aroma is oatmeal and red pepper meets deep roasted milk chocolate. The flavor has a light black pepper and chili with a deep chocolate and light oatmeal. The palate is creamy and medium-full bodied.


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