Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Imperial Stout
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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 composerís 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 beerís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bahumat (125) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Verdi Imperial Stout Aroma: 7/10. Sour and yeasty, with notes of toffee, and rum. -- Appearance: 4/5. Beautiful dark brown head, nice black brew. Didnít realize this was unfiltered; got a lot of sediment swirling around the glass. -- Taste: 9/10. Intense roast, coffee, and chocolate flavors, a strong smokeyness with a nicely balanced sweetness and warmth to the tongue. Yum. -- Palate: 4/5. Sharply astringent, almost too much so. (Thatíd be the chili pepper! Subtle usage, actually.) Thatís the only flaw. Nice mouth-filling feeling to every sip, and the finish is light, all roast oats, malt, and hops, just the lightest bit of coffee. -- Overall: 16/20. A great beer that has small imperfections, but none that take away the solid artistry of this brew. This is a beer for those of you who like chilis+chocolate together; itíll please without the chilis being at all overwhelming. Yum. There are flaws to this beer, but they are superficial; the core brewing of this beer is absolutely outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (308) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours an opaque black colour with a small, short lived brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. Sweet flavour matches aroma with a hint of chili pepper in the finish. Full body with oily texture and flat carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
qt_lau (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
I had it in Rome. It was the beer that kindled my interest in craft beer. By far itís my favourite craft beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
Not a well balanced beer, maybe the bottle I had needed to age. The alcohol over whelmed the flavour (which was interesting for a RIS). Also it was very carbonated for a stout, almost at a lager level. All of this leads me to believe that I got a bad bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1301) - BodÝ, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a pitch black colour with a huge, frothy, light brown head. Roasted aroma with espresso coffee, rye bread, leather and some smoke, spices and alcohol. Pleasant. Roasted is also the flavour and is slightly sweet with touch of rubber, licorice and chili that accelerates heavily towards the end! Has a slick and soft mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. What an interessant beer! Lots of chili in the taste, nicely sweet and with smoke in the background. Probably good with selected food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3796) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimspady (201) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (651) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (2595) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dimaís. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
calm_dreamer (158) - 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.

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