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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: 475   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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StevieT's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (740) - - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3028) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2881) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cory (350) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (339) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (875) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Belle imperial stout, profonde et intense. Arômes de café. Superbe équilibre.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (407) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Tan foam, black liquid, the foam shrinks fast with little lacing left behind. I get roasted malt, coffee, chocolate of the dark kind, licorice, and a fruity/boozy aroma reminiscent of something which was barell aged. I get chocolate and roasted malt out of the gate, hints of coffee, definite licorice...some booze. I would call it medium bodied with lightish carbonation. A very good tasting Imperial Stout that however, drinks a lot stronger than what the abv is. Still, I cannot give it a thumbs down by any means.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour, with a tan head. Sweet malt, roast, chocolate, raisin, dark candy sugar, green chili pepper, and some veggies. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2753) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
Tap. Black body with a small, lacing tan head. Aroma of slightly roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up slightly more dry. Medium bodied oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Impy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6324) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2014
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, light caramel, dried dark fruit, dates. Flavor is rich malty, caramel, chcoolate, dark fruit, dates, raisins. Medium to full body, gentle lively carbonation, light warming alcoholic finish. 251014

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1560) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
Dégustation chez Charles. Noire comme la nuit, arôme de chocolat et un peu de café. Légèrement madérisé. Douce.


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