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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: 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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3.8
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2011
Courtesy of Tonycaviar, ezer köszönet! Poured black with a minimal beige foam that shrunk quickly to nothing. Spices, dark fruits, molasses, coffee, hints of cocoa, lots of hops, somewhat earthy. The hot peppers is definitely present, but it’s not bothering, well blended. Medium dense body, with medium carbonation. Long lasting, dry, earthy, hoppy aftertaste. Complex, creative, interesting brew. Well done!

3.9
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 18, 2011
0,33 l bottle, thanks tonycaviar!
Black beer with a small beige lacing head. Moderated aroma with some peppers, caramel, molasses, roasted grains. Medium body, fine texture with cocoa, caramel, roasted barley, vanilla and dark chocolate. After a while the lurking hot pepper comes through.

4.3
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
It’s pitch-black with a light-brown, creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate and light coffee. The flavour is light to moderately sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee and light dark fruits. The finish is dry – what a truly nice IMPY!

3.9
marcus (10222) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours black witha rich tan head and a chocolate aroma. There are flavors of treacle, chocolate and licorice with a dry bitter finish.Very tasty.

3.9
dnstone (3410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Very chocolatey aroma. Black in color with a tan head. Thin mouthfeel but good, roasty and very chocolatey. Notes: Alvinne CBF

4.2
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2012 Bottle at ACBF 2011. Hazy brown to black murky pour. Aroma is funky, earthy, roasty, yeasty and with some coffee. Flavor is yeasty, roasted malts, smooth and with low carbonation. Quite earthy. Infected?

Re-rate at the 4th BBF @ De Molen. Dark brown pour, coffee, roasted, smooth caramel in the aroma. Flavor is ashy, roasted, slightly sharp and a bit thin but with great balance. Nice brew. Definitely something completely different than last time I tasted it.

2.9
Barrelbelly (750) - BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
Somewhat woody coffee smell. Soury coffee, cola-like spicy aftertaste. NOt quite my kind of stout

3
Abio (1869) - BERMUDA - MAR 4, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 Looks black at the glass with a small head. Smell is pretty good with roastiness, dark fruits. The taste is a bit weird, fruits, coffee, spiced, a bit of sourness. Not complety my thing.

3.3
Fin (10540) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle at Lortica, Bologna, 27.02.11 Pours black with a beige head. Quite fruity (dark fruits) bit of tang, as there is a light sourness, liqourice and quite nutty. Good but not great beer. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov12 3.3

3.6
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
Magnifique bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat avec une pointe de café et de mélasse. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe fruitée et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #3511)


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