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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 437   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at Secco on 03/16/2011. Dark black body with a thin tan head. Sweet chocolate, roast, light spice, fruit aroma. Sweet roast, chocolate, pepper, fruit, and dry bitter flavor. Medium full body moderately low carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Nice dark roasted flavors. Poured a nice dark color with an oat nose. Flavor was mote coffee and bitter but still good roadted flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Imaena (1701) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Draught @ Porter ATL. This is a seriously smoky and delicious stout that is lighter on the hops than most impys.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Howlader (416) - - DEC 26, 2013
4.75oz taster served at Barley Brothers in Winnipeg. Awesome coffee flavour and nose - really really great imperial stout.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielecamo (397) - ITALY - DEC 25, 2013
In bottiglia. Schiuma che se ne va in fretta, gasatura eccessiva. Al palato aroma di cioccolato amaro, pungente e tostato. Al palato ritroviamo il cioccolato amaro, caffè e un pizzico di peperoncino.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours black with tan head. Aromas of chocolate, a touch of smoke, lovely sweet strawberries and cream. Nice chocolate and roasted malts, sweet berries and cream with a nice chili warmth at the end. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Dark body brown head nice lacing. Cocoa dried fruit and smoke aroma. Taste is sweet malts chocolate sweet booze and a touch of spice. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madhook (2) - Roma, ITALY - DEC 22, 2013 does not count
Corpo intenso, schiuma persistente e gusto torrefatto con sentori di caffé e nocciola. Il peperoncino da una marcia in più e la rende molto particolare.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Great beer. Chili blends very well with the chocolate/liquorice/vanilla flavours. Aroma is perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (511) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2013
Botella de 33 cl en el Lupulo. Noviembre de 2012. Varias veces y habrá otra. Muy buena cerveza de color negro intenso con espuma oscura no muy intensa. Aromas a maltas tostadas y algo de especias. Cuerpo medio, tal vez debería tener un poco más de densidad presentando algo de carbonatación. Sabores bastante contenidos a maltas tostadas café algo de chocolate... Muy refinada en general con una línea sin sobresaltos. Imprescindible repetir.


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