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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 570   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 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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moolesen (532) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a very dark head. Head disappeared within a few seconds. Liquorice in the nose together with coffee. Taste follows the nose. It is nice balanced with a very rich body. Long finish, which gives hints of pepper. Aboslute a great beer.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Pours a black color with minimal head. I thought there would be more, but there wasnt. Chocolaty aroma. No peppers in the nose. Sweet taste, malty, roasty. No pepper again. I though this would be a bit more peppery, since it is listed as a main aspect. Sweet malty mouthfeel and aftertaste. Not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (19440) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 1, 2011
Angenehmer aber nicht sehr starker Malzantrunk. Alkoholisch, etwas brennend, schwach wrzig. Unausgeglichen, etwas herb, im Abgang strker brennend und wenig malzig. /10/9/5/9/8

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2011
16th May 2009
Copenhagen beer festival. Opaque black beer. Palate is not that thick. Smooth dark malts, not sour. Didnt know about the chili in this so the fiery hot finish was a suprise! Decent though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (558) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Dark black with thin layer of dark tan head. Aroma of Cappacino and smoky malt. Chewy texture with Mexican chocolate, tobacco, chicory, and molasses

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille (2844) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2011
Bottled 33cl. Burnt match components throughout. Medium to full bodied. Very pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle @ ACBF. Aroma is roasted malt, liquorice, coffee, mocca, spices. Flavour is liquorice, laurel, roast and mocca. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (1143) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 14, 2011
Splendida imperial stout targata emilia, con tutte le sue cosine a posto. Color nero con bellissima schiuma molto persistente beige. Aroma tra caff, cioccolato e leggera speziatura. Anche in bocca fatta come si deve e mi soddisfa in pieno...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (11016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a light coffee brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a nice combination of roasted malts and dark chocolate that is balanced nicely by the presence of the peppers. Flavor began with roasted malts and transferred in to a bitter dark chocolate finish. The peppers are barely present on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2011
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 Draft. Sampled at Kickbacks. Poured into a snifter a dark brown/black color with a light tan head. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma with a touch of the pepper. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Roasted chocolate and coffee flavors with a touch of bitterness. The pepper is mild but builds. Overall, rather nice drinking. Some lace left in the glass. As I let this sit a while and warm the hot peppers for sure become more apparent, not too much in the upfornt but rather in the end and starts with a mild heat that starts in the throat.


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