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


on tap

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RATINGS: 568   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
R4N5H (1034) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4405) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Villyzzz (323) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (3360) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK54B (1601) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Nose coffee. Thin head beige. Dark black color. Bitter taste chocolate coffee and hops. Some pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2897) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Pitch Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots of dark chocolate, espresso coffee, caramel, hint of liquorice. Fruity; dark fruits. Spicy; distinctly peppery; chilli pepper warming throughout. Hoppy; some earthy hops. Sweet roast chocolatey malts throughout; becomes increasingly more peppery towards the finish. Unique Beer. Enjoyed this a lot. Nice, distinctive, Imperial Stout! (2010-03)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (2743) - Rros, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2017
Black with a brown head - Roasted malt aroma with some spicy peppery aromas as well - Roasted malt body with a burning chilly flavour - The hot chilly goes into the finish burning - This was to peppery for my taste, but still ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (785) - HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2017
Kvsznű testre cappuccino hab telepszik krmesen, vastagon, mely all kakas, csokolds s nem meglepő mdon presszkvs aromk kandiklnak ki. Egyenletesen sima szerkezete idelis sznsavtartalommal br, benne a prklt malts jegyek is teltnek s kereknek hatnak. Keserdes zamatait egy igazi rafinria kveti, meglepetsszerű tzessg ugrik elő vgszknt, a csilipaprika knnyed pikantrija zrja az egybknt kiugrsoktl s vad tartalomtl mentes karakter plyafutst.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1705) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Aroma is an interesting mixture of sweet and bitter. Pours medium brown with lots of brown foam. Sweet upfront with the bitter bit in the back. Some roasted coffee and a smokey taste. Medium mouthfeel. Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (924) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle. Teku. Aged 3 years in cellar. Aroma is moderately roasted malts - chocolate, some coffee, lightly licorice and raisins. Not so complex. Finish is hot, moderately bitter with some roasted malts accents. As for the RIS the palate should be definitely thicker. Not my story at all.

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