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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Imperial Stout
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
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RATINGS: 574   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
Plaas (92) - Alkmaar, - SEP 29, 2012
On tap at Borefts. At first sight a decent imperial stout, the spicy flavour didn’t come through immediality. Very subtle, very nice.


3.9
miloszd (13) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUN 24, 2017
toast, alcohol, licorice, woody, smoke, earthy, roasty, cognac, brown, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, medium body, creamy, oily feel, flat, bitter hot peppery finish,

3.5
mrol (311) - - JUN 19, 2017
Pours a brown-black color. Strong spicy aroma with some roasted notes.Coffee, licorice and chocolat notes. Taste is spicey with some chili, chocolat, licorice and some sweet notes.

3.8
LilBeerDoctor (3904) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a thin head. Aroma of roasted sweet malt, chocolate, booze, vanilla, nougat. Flavor of spicy peppers, chocolate, roasted malt, with heat in the finish. Delicious! Nice chocolate malty backbone with a peppery bite. 7/4/8/4/15 [3.8/5]

3.5
irenecus (785) - - MAY 11, 2017
Na zdrowie, Salud, Kampai, Prost, Skaal, Zivjeli, Fenékig, На здоровь& Na zdravi

3.7
Ron (3920) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle. Dark color, medium creamy brown head. Aroma of licorice, brown malts, chocolate, slight pepper, slight spicy, bit roast. Slight malty sweetness in taste, soft spicy chili, roasty bitterness. Finishes with light spicy pepper.

3.8
jb (3218) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Ron came over with this and it may have been my fave, we shall see what the numbers say. Very drinkable, very balanced. Lots of licorice in the nose. Taste is very roasty. Palate seems very balanced, taste is appealing and quenching. Appearance is spotty lacing with a swirling top head.

4.1
R4N5H (1164) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2017
On tap at Brasserie Beck, Washington DC on 08-Mar-2017. Dark brown in colour with a medium sized beige coloured head. Aroma of cocao nibs, coffee beans and spices. Full body and soft carbonation. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee followed by a long spicy chili burn. Excellent.

3.7
Ktwse (4797) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Taste is sweet, mild chili boozy, light vanilla and chocolate finish. Rich and creamy body with soft carbonation.

4.1
Villyzzz (379) - 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 (3603) - 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.


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