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


on tap

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RATINGS: 570   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 composers 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 beers 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1767) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Aroma is an interesting mixture of sweet and bitter. Pours medium brown with lots of brown foam. Sweet upfront with the bitter bit in the back. Some roasted coffee and a smokey taste. Medium mouthfeel. Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (988) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle. Teku. Aged 3 years in cellar. Aroma is moderately roasted malts - chocolate, some coffee, lightly licorice and raisins. Not so complex. Finish is hot, moderately bitter with some roasted malts accents. As for the RIS the palate should be definitely thicker. Not my story at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 27, 2016
bottle vintage edition 3 years old. a lot of vanilla and coffee, nice balance and tobacco hints. nice and big

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9936) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, some anise, earthy hops, smooth, soft carbonation, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
damwal (25) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Z butelki. Dobry imperialny stout. Piwo pełne, ale nie z tych oleisto-słodkich. W smaku przede wszystkim gorzka czekolada i paloność. Zasługuje na uwagę ze względu na dobry balans papryczek - czuć, ale nie pieką. Można polecić.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alex7x3 (13) - Калуга, RUSSIA - DEC 17, 2016
Not a stout at all. Poore smell, pepper in taste, but not in balance. For good - alkohol nice hided.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Gorzka czekolada z chili.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (1009) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2016
Deep brown colour with beige head on top. Aroma has dark chocolate, roasted malts, espresso coffee and hint of vanilla. Taste has roasted malts, espresso coffee, licorice, nice chili burn comes afterwards. Full body and medium carbonation. Chili is used in moderation but still enough.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (6893) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2016
BB Backlog, Bottle shared with Pat, pours a deep black color with small head. Smell is coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco, plums, vino, and roasted malt. Flavor was pepper, dark roasted coffee, cocoa, and rich malt. A little smokey and very layered. Awesome stout from Ducato

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (4321) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2016
Chocolate, dark, toasted malts, light coffee, some pepper. Black, medium, frothy, beige head. Light sweet. More chocolate and toasted malts, dark fruits, sweet and mellow at first then the chilli kicks in, medium bodied. Very decent Imperial Stout, well-balanced, nice touch with the modest chilli kick in the finish. Keg at Italian Job, Elephant & Castle.

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