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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Imperial Stout
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
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RATINGS: 576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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4.1
Villyzzz (389) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma is cocoa and dried fruits. Taste has roasted coffee and cocoa. Solid imperial stout.

3.9
nihtila (3634) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle at Salt Horse. Dark brown. Nose is chocolate, roast, light liquorice. Tastes chocolate, rich, roasted malts, some berries as well, gentle but noticeable kick of chili in finish. Good balance even with chili.

3.6
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Nose coffee. Thin head beige. Dark black color. Bitter taste chocolate coffee and hops. Some pepper.

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john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Pitch Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots of dark chocolate, espresso coffee, caramel, hint of liquorice. Fruity; dark fruits. Spicy; distinctly peppery; chilli pepper warming throughout. Hoppy; some earthy hops. Sweet roast chocolatey malts throughout; becomes increasingly more peppery towards the finish. Unique Beer. Enjoyed this a lot. Nice, distinctive, Imperial Stout! (2010-03)

3.2
bergstaden (2975) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2017
Black with a brown head - Roasted malt aroma with some spicy peppery aromas as well - Roasted malt body with a burning chilly flavour - The hot chilly goes into the finish burning - This was to peppery for my taste, but still ok

3.8
adster (813) - HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2017
Kávészínű testére cappuccino hab telepszik krémesen, vastagon, mely alól kakaós, csokoládés és nem meglepő módon presszókávés aromák kandikálnak ki. Egyenletesen sima szerkezete ideális szénsavtartalommal bír, benne a pörkölt malátás jegyek is teltnek és kereknek hatnak. Keserédes zamatait egy igazi rafinéria követi, meglepetésszerű tüzesség ugrik elő végszóként, a csilipaprika könnyed pikantériája zárja az egyébként kiugrásoktól és vad tartalomtól mentes karakter pályafutását.

3.9
katrinaez (2014) - 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.

3.6
BlazerT (1101) - 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.

4.1
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

3.6
alexsdad06 (10385) - 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.


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