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


on tap

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Imperial stout aged for at least 6 months in barrels of whiskey from Scotlands best distilleries (each batch is bottled from a single cask of that year and the area of ​​origin is indicated on the label). It has aromas of vanilla, licorice, chocolate, wood and peat alternating alcoholic and ethereal nuances. In the mouth, warm and soft, complex but balanced: an unforgettable experience. Aged in Speyside Scotch barrels from 1969.

Ingredients: Water, malt, hops, yeast, spices.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperTiti33 (877) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Très noire. Opaque. Aucun collet. Nez: très fumé. Tourbé à fond. Boisé. Végétale. Betterave/panais. Terreuse. Vanille. Épicé. Piquant. Bouche: mince. Visqueuse. Chocolat à fond. Très terreuse presque poudreuse. Terre noir. Légume racine. Tourbe. Boisé. Fumé. Vanille bourbon. Whisky. Ne fait pas son pourcentage. Spéciale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (18799) - PCastle, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit schner brunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr rstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack intensiv rstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2927) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
Cask. Black body, light brown, head. Aroma has berries, dark fruits and alcohol. Flavour has sharp alcohol, berries, roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (5242) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2014
16.02.2014, 0,33l bottle shared with Palme, Sigmund & bergstaden @ Crowbar:
Nice light brown slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, peat, licorice, coffee, dark sugar, dark malts, leather, whisky, oak. Taste is slightly sweet, peat, dark sugar, leather, licorice, whisky, oak, grass, burnt caramel, burnt coffee, hay. Medium bitterness, slightly oaky mouthfeel. Nice, not too peated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (7126) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 21, 2016 Rerate, 330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10,0%. Aged in Speyside 2003 barrels. Pitch black colour, minimal brown head. Strong aroma of roast malts, tar, liquorice, moderate peat. The flavour is also roasty with tar and more pronounced peat, but not nearly as much peat smoke as in the Islay version. Hints of strong coffee and liquorice. Im upping it a point or two. Original rating: Bottle, at Crowbar, Oslo. Served too cold. ABV is 10,0%. Aged in Islay 2002 barrels. Pitch black colour,minimal brown head. Strong aroma of Islay Scotch whisky, peat smoke, roasted malts, coffee, a hint of liquorice. Very peaty and roasty flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1219) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle sampled thanks to the brewer himself. Pours almost black with no real head. Aroma is whiskey, chocolate, grass, booze and caramel. Taste is moderate sweet and quite bitter. Medium bodied. Long chocolate finish. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (8712) - ITALY - JAN 22, 2014
10% speyside 1997 dark small head woody wiskhey coffe roadty hint of chilli pepper almost flat little peat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (2220) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 9, 2014
09/10/2014 Ma che siete venuti a f (tap). Nera, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma cappuccino a grana grossolana, abbondante e persistente. Al naso sentori di malti tostati, note torbate, leggero fruttato, etilico, note di botte, vaniglia, whisky, non male. In bocca note di caff, whisky torbato, leggera liquirizia, alcol, un po stucchevole a lungo andare. Corpo medio-pieno, carbonazione medio-bassa. Interessante, ma andrebbe leggermente affinata.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (7445) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2013

Appearance: True black and a nice big beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate and oak.
Palate: Full body. Moderate sweet with a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Rich chocolate and a lot of coffee. Oak and vanilla. Oily texture.
Overall impression: Lovely powerful and tasty impy. This one had 10% on the label, and Speyside 1997.
Personal stats: Bottle # 0034 shared with Gunnar at Ngne Brewery in Grimstad, Norway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (8647) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle at Ngne . # 0034. Pours black with a tiny tanned head. Aroma of dark malts, vinous with raisins. Thick and smooth mouthfeel. Taste of thick moderate sweet malts, spices and some light burn from the alcohol, lingering malty with chocolate notes. Delicious.

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