Birrificio del Ducato Verdi Imperial Stout Anniversario (200)

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


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Verdi Imperial Stout Anniversario 200 anni is a blend of Verdi Stout matured in Scotch Whisky casks for twelve months and young Verdi Stout with cocoa nibs and vanilla from Madagascar.
Editors note: the batch L32513 was aged 8 months in whiskey barrel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
drpimento (3448) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2017
Aroma was the best part here, roasty, spicy, bourbon, hint of cocoa. Flavors tart and like nose, but since theres nothing in the beers description re this, I assume its turning.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (211) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2017
2013 batch, 3-4 years old; 33cl in snifter. Pours a small to minimal bubbly head, black appearance with some dark brown reflexes. Smells huge and pugent, deep dark chocolate, vanilla, all sorts of wood scents, dark fruits, surrounded by a quite special sweet peaty background. Tastes cocoa, peat, islay malt whisky, tobacco, some anice, barrel and basement notes, molasses, licorice. Medium sweetness and bitterness, neither of the two prevails on the other, hints of chili; also some sort of very light sourness coming through. Medium plus body, low carbonation, slight dry. Unique and sumptuous aroma, incredibly complex brew. Didnt got it fully at the beginning, can see why someone gave mediocre scores. Huge sipper, absolutely drink warm, the last drop was actually the best, wow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Small head basher bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours dark black with tan head and heavy carbonation. Nose is very peaty, charred dark malt, almost like a low level scotch, with cacao. Tastes of dark malt, tart acidity, notes of blackberry, vanilla, plum, smoky malt and peat, with a smooth and tart finish. Very unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4601) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2016
A taste from a friend (bottle) @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear dark amber with a low head. Aroma is tarty roasted malts. Flavor is slightly sour roasted malts with alcohol. I dont think this should be sour but its good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Smaller over priced bottle. This one poured with the consistency of maple syrup. The body was oily, sticky and towards the end hard to drink. Whiskey, vanilla, woody, earthy, and chocolate. That thick, oily, syrupy body ruined it all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4617) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle. Black oily pour. Nice aroma of smoke, peat, red fruit, whisky and cherry. Rich taste of peat, smooth vanilla, smoke, oak, red fruit and a nice chili afterburn. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9939) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
375 ml bottle (9% abv). Batch L32513. BBE 15.12.2018.
Pours dark brown-red color with a small head. Very strong tar and peaty notes on the aroma, licorice, earth and malts. Flavor is chocolaty, malty, the chili raises its head quite fast, licorice and some faint whisky. Dry roasty palate, I like the chili here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
33 cl bottle (9%) @ home. Lotto L 325 13, BBE 15.12.2018
Aroma has strong peaty tones, islay whiskey and mild licorice tones. Flavour has licorice, peaty tones, islay and rubbery tones. Finishes with mild cardboardy tones. The chili starts to show up with mild warming tones at the end of the glass.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6899) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
330ml bottle

Batch L35213, 9% ABV - Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of whisky, peat, wood, cocoa, hints of vanilla and roasty malts. Taste is stingy, peaty and woody with some chili, vanilla, coffee, roastiness and sweet syrupy notes. Finish is spicy, roasty and earthy with hints of chili, vanilla, whisky, oak and wood. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2016
Courtesy of Daniele; 9% ABV, bb 15 12 18, batch L32513, 2 years old
The color is almost black, no carbonation, no head. Huge whiskey aroma, peaty, and dark chocolate truffle. Lean body, the residual sweetness is very moderate; it has a very good chocolate flavor, dry and dark, quite roasty, distinctive cocoa nibs, peaty whiskey; I also get some chili pepper hotness; the final is a bit weak because of the relative dryness; it has a pleasant alcohol kick.
Excellent, although I usually like sweeter Stouts; this seems at its peak.

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