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


on tap

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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

janeriks' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
janeriks (10) - KVALØYSLETTA, - DEC 10, 2011
Smells some burnt caramel, chocolate, dried prunes; brown, brown foam, minimal head that disappears quickly; , lightly bitter, lightly sour, light sweetness; light body, thin feel, flat; smells intensely good but disappoints a bit - still at tasteworthy beer to be enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artiredbirds (202) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 3, 2015
Extraordinary. pepper, coffee machine, horizon taste, floral, smoke, black, minimal head, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2203) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
A black beer, a head is fluffy, quite big and brown.Aroma has coffee, some salt liquirice, chocolate, sourness and fruitness. Good and balanced aroma. Taste has strong roastiness, coffee, salt and salt liquirice. Some and nice chilis in the end that’s sharpening the taste. Medium+ bodied, smooth carbonation. Good chili, tasteful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (814) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2015
Tap at Luppolo 12 in Rome. An overall impression of strong coffee and licorice, strong chocolate, subtle alcohol, even sour notes (especially in the taste), and a spicy chili warmth - nearing heat! - in the finish. The alcohol, as said, is very subtle, and seems to complement the spiciness. It’s a surpriser, for I did not expect any of the spiciness from the nose - same goes for the "arrogant" version I’d had before. It’s got a near full - yet at points weakish - body, nearing sticky on the palate, and modest carbonation. A very good, strong, ballsy beer, and somewhat better than the version I’d had before, but I cannot help but feel there’s something missing...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1292) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Poured from a tap. Dark brown color, medium to large tan head. Medium malt and paper aroma. Light body with a sweet chili and malt flavor and a medium nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patjeadam (107) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
Incredible smooth chili stout. Amazing aftertaste. Even the chili is smooth! ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3488) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
Tap at ’t Uiltje, Haarlem: Opaque black colored brew with an dry bitter taste, hints of roasted malts, Italian coffee and some spicy pepper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lownote (342) - USA - AUG 7, 2015
Roasted chocolate aroma. Pours black with a tan head. Taste is deliciously rich. Great roast that lingers but I really don?t mind it. Some chocolate. Well maltee. A bit thin bodied. Slight Chipotle presents at end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (1213) - Garching, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2015
Dark black-brown color with big beige head. Aroma is espresso, very dry. Taste is espresso, feels a little bit watery, but the chili comes through then, for a nice spicy finish. A bit too light, hard to believe this is Verdi after I?ve had the BA Version. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 27, 2015
Tap at Uiltje. Nose of chocolate, soy sauce, creamy coffee. Black with a low, thick, tan head. Sweet cocoa flavor, chili, tingly hot finish, some tobaco, coffee, mole. A bit light. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (1864) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle shared at home. Black with short lasting brown head. Massive dark chocolate notes, dry marzipan, old coffee, more dry cocoa, quite some North African spices, light cognac. Medium sweet with almost medium roasted bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Nice chocolate notes here.

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