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


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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.

StevieT's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (1601) - - NOV 10, 2013
Jet black with a lasting coffee head, coffee and chocolate flavours with a hint of chilli at the back. Very interesting indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (675) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2016
Nera con schiuma nulla. Al naso spinta su caffè, cioccolato, nota alcolica netta. La bevuta è molto piacevole, corpo non deciso quindi è piuttosto beverina, con note di malto tostato, caffè e cioccolato. Carbonazione bassa. Imperial niente male.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Opaque dark brown liquid with a moderate tan head. Heavy malt aromas with dark bread, toasted and roasted malt and dark chocolate. A bit earthy and some bitter cherry pits also in the scent. Flavor starts moderately sweet and leads to a light acid and some black malt bitterness. Finish is a bit ashy. Full feel. 9/10

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (2043) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a teku glass. Pitch black, small foamy tan head, recedes quickly, minimal lacing; complex aroma, dark malts, licorice, peat, light smoked meat, soy sauce; smooth taste, medium sweet and bitter, coffee, licorice, bitter chocolate, alcohol; aftertaste sweetbitter, chocolate, warming alcohol, peppery notes linger on and on; full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation; a rich and tasty imperial stout, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fullpintofbeer (210) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
From bottle. Small dark head, very dark brown, nearly black colour, hazy. Aroma: coffee, dark chocolate, vanila, a bit of smoke. Bitter taste with long and intensive spicy aftertaste. Full body, average carbonation. Wow, pretty good, very nice spicy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (1363) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle enjoyed at Luppolo 12, Roma. Poured clear, almost black, with an initially big mid-brown coloured head, which soon dissipates. Aroma of chocolate, malts, coffee, and a light peppery spice. Relatively light sweetness, with a deep roasted bitterness. The chilli pepper is a slow developer, but half way through a light burn comes through and continues to build in intensity. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobCML (9) - - AUG 5, 2016 does not count
An inexplicable spicy heat on the finnish. Otmeally goodness to start but spicy coffee on the finish. What?

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iquito (12) - - JUN 30, 2016
Surprising chili notes, great stout and very impressive taste. This is a very great and not to underestimate sharp beer and if you like stouts or imperial stouts and do not mind the sharp edges you will love this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenL8 (60) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle at home. Appearance is full black with some light foam. Aroma is mostly dark malts, some chocolate, rather mild all in all. Flavour is complex, dark malts and really spicy! Aftertaste is bitter and chocolatey, some coffee and really hot! Very nice and different impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle bought at Reading Beer Festival. Roasty, dry and malty. Tastes a little ’hot’ but its nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1427) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Der findes mange former for porter. Eller rettere sagt, to slags, dem der er porter og dem der kun er det af navn. Limfjords porteren er efter menig det man skal stile efter. De sådan mere smagsmæssige nuancer kan læses i beskrivelsen, men den smager en ad limfjorden. Eftersmagen er meget brændt, faktisk brænder det fortsat på tungen efter et par minutter. Og jeg som troede at italiensk øl var noget tynd pjat.....

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