Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Imperial Stout
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
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RATINGS: 481   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.

petrinisara's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
petrinisara (12) - - OCT 23, 2010
profumi torrefatti e speziati, al palato morbida prepotente caffč cioccolato non molto beverina ma buona

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kleurplaatje (73) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2015
Pours darker than dark matter with a quick diminishing sugary brown head. Beautiful Stout aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, nuts and coffee. Something quite autumn-like as well. Can’t describe it, but it makes the nose absolutely stunning. Taste is sweet with nice tones of coffee, sugar, dark chocolate and even liquorice. Somewhat roasty in the middle and a nice, warmish coffee and pepper end which is moderately bitter with a nice nutty undertone. Absolutely rich in flavor, beautifully balanced and somewhat complex too. Tasty tenner! Nice oily texture as well. Beautiful round mouthfeel and a well carbonated as well. Wonderful brew in every aspect, deserves a far better rating than a 3,7 average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Striondebire (4) - Udine, ITALY - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
Pours almost black, with a thick foamy beige head. Aroma is cocoa, coffee and nutty. Taste is malty, coffee and licorice with a chili ending. Texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (431) - ITALY - JAN 31, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours black with a minimal bubbly beige head that disappears almost immediately leaving only a thin ring. Aroma is roasted malts, light dark fruits, some licorice. Taste is similar with coffee and chocolate notes, some sweetness, licorice again, light peat. The aftertaste is bitter with ground coffee notes. Thick oily mouthfeel, full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamedra (597) - 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 (6345) - .....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 (1004) - 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 (3452) - 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
AdamJackson (3129) - 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 (359) - , 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 (484) - 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.

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