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


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RATINGS: 437   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
<b>Bottle 33cl.</b>
Clear dark black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, cask wood, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft - flat. (060808)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5368) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2008
[Bottled] Pitch black with a creamy beige/orange head. Coffee and burnt, dark chocolate in the aroma. Slightly sourish. Pretty much carbonation. Vinous with seet fruits and chcoclate. Some alco-feel. Light bitterness with dry coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2008
Bottle thanks to Porter-Otto and Systembolaget. Pours black with a creamy brown head. The “attack” aroma is coffee bean/espresso roasted and salty with notes of soy, anise and new asphalt. If you sniff harder a spiciness of green pepper, jalapeno oil, red chilly and dusty white pepper is notable. Juicy dark bread/pumpernickel, blackberries and herbal black tea hints. Creamy chocolate and toasted caramel the background. The flavour starts with notes of caramel, chocolate and coffee. The finish is very spicy with notes of chilly, pepper and jalapeno. Tar and anise. The mouthfeel is round and light oily with a soft carbonation. The ending is numbing spicy with light sweet malt. The bitterness is drowning in the spiciness. Medium bodied. Italy is keeping it real

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2008
Black with a red edge, rich creamy beige head. Mikkeller style roasted malt aroma with green peppers, salmiak, spices, and red chili. Full bodied with slick mouthfeel. Well balanced with a mild chili sting in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (1929) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 Bottle: Black colour, with a werry big creamy brown head. Aroma of Coffe, caramel raisins, and som alcy nose in the end. Flavor has a werry nice smouth creamy mouth feeling, with almost the same as in the aroma, medium to full body, nice medium coffe/caramel finish. Werry nice Impy stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours black with a diminished tan head. Smooth chocolate and mild roasted malt aroma. Mild roasted and maty flavoured with a light chocolate note and ligh acidic. Ends smooth and chocolate flavoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Completely opaque black with a small rough beige head. Hard roasted malts in the nose. Quite full-bodied, hard roasted malt accents and some lightly sweet licorice. Hardly any bitterness. 011108

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle at LCRBM08. Good bready aroma. Creamy and vinous flavour, good pepperiness. Black colour, small brown head. Good roasted coffee aftertaste. Tastes like real pepper aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Bottle@LCRBM08. A very dark brown colored beer, with a dark brown head. The aroma of smoked malts with milky chocolate and some fruits. The taste is dry smoked met overripe cherries. The aftertaste is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3449) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle @ LCRBM 08: Poured a black with brown head. Aroma is coffee and that leads straight into the taste. Not much else for me to say other than I am impressed its Italian!

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