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


on tap

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RATINGS: 554   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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Plaas' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plaas (92) - Alkmaar, - SEP 29, 2012
On tap at Borefts. At first sight a decent imperial stout, the spicy flavour didnt come through immediality. Very subtle, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (936) - 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 (922) - 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 (6274) - 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 (3814) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnG_BrgNor (571) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (1019) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (1855) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2016
How: bottle Apearance: almost black, small off.white head. Aroma: liquorice, burnt caramel, coffee, wood and vanilla. Palate medium body , soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (744) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2016 Nera con schiuma nulla. Al naso spinta su caff, cioccolato, nota alcolica netta. La bevuta molto piacevole, corpo non deciso quindi piuttosto beverina, con note di malto tostato, caff e cioccolato. Carbonazione bassa. Imperial niente male con bel sentore piccante in gola.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5795) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Opaque dark brown liquid with a moderate tan head. Heavy malt aromas with dark bread, toasted and roasted malt and dark chocolate. A bit earthy and some bitter cherry pits also in the scent. Flavor starts moderately sweet and leads to a light acid and some black malt bitterness. Finish is a bit ashy. Full feel. 9/10

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