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

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RATINGS: 566   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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3.6
alexsdad06 (10471) - West Chester, 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.

3.8
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.

3
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.

3.9
Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Gorzka czekolada z chili.

4
Unde (1091) - 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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3.9
PhillyCraft (7341) - 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

3.8
MrTipple (5277) - 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.

4
AnG_BrgNor (759) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Black with short lasting head. Aroma is coffee, roasted, salt meat, bacon and some peated. Taste is roasted, licorice, coffee and the aftertaste is chilli in a nice pleasent way. A fine beer.

3.8
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Very dark pour from a bottle during pizza dinner in NYC. lots of dark fruit and very full bodied. I liked this beer. definitely better as a before or after dinner beer rather than a with dinner beer.

4
Baramba (1038) - ITALY - OCT 12, 2016
On tap. Black with small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, dark malt, licorice. Sweet malt flavour with chilli pepper spicy note, chocolate aftertaste


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