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Verdi Imperial Stout - Birrificio Del Ducato

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Verdi Imperial StoutVerdi Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

224 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 27
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Crosling on 06-11-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.29/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a really nice stout here brewed with hot chili peppers. cool to see some more Italian breweries popping up in the market. I hate the prices but I love the beers. this one is jet black, shiny, rich and viscous looking, with an oatmeal colored head half in inch high but extremely dense. really pretty, a little intimidating. the nose is bitter roasted barley, maybe oat sweetness in the middle, and the spirited presence of chili peppers. the way good dark chocolate can be accentuated by a flake of chili, this is similar in its dosage. never trying to be a pepper beer I don't think, and never trying to be overly intense with it, just let it bring out some of the more expressive elements of the dark grains, and it does that beautifully. I look at this like the way the italians are perceived to approach cooking, with understanding, pride, respect, and a great deal of care. this is that kind of thing, delicate in a way big stouts usually cannot be. that careful hand with the peppers makes this a work of art, and while its unlikely I buy it again, I respect it tremendously and am glad to have shared it with good friends. unlike other chili beers in its heat, which is nonexistent but does have flavor and a little warmth helped along by booze. lots of body, slick going down, and memorable.

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4.01/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tan foam, black liquid, the foam shrinks fast with little lacing left behind.

I get roasted malt, coffee, chocolate of the dark kind, licorice, and a fruity/boozy aroma reminiscent of something which was barell aged.

I get chocolate and roasted malt out of the gate, hints of coffee, definite licorice...some booze.

I would call it medium bodied with lightish carbonation.

A very good tasting Imperial Stout that however, drinks a lot stronger than what the abv is. Still, I cannot give it a thumbs down by any means.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deepest black color, a light warp, with a thick two finger dark caramel head with medium retention.
Amazingly intense aroma with lots of licorice, dark chocolate and condiments.
Bold flavor of tart grapes, coffee, nuts, pepper, nutmeg, pine, big cocoa powder, vanilla, oat and tangerines. It finishes with lots of hot chilies that were added to the recipe.
Full body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 8.4% is hidden in its intense flavors.
This one was much better than the one I had 2 years ago, though it continues to be a bit tiring. Nevertheless, it is a great RIS, good complexity and really intense. Almost a beer version of a Mexican mole Poblano sauce, made with cocoa and chilies. Worth trying.
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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color. There is some suspended sediment. 2/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, chili, slight roasted malt, hops, hint of yeast, and slight spice. Fits the style of a Russian Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is a noticeable bitterness from the roasted malt. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, alcohol, hint of hop, slight chili, slight spice, hint of yeast, and a hint of chocolate. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Verdi Imperial Stout from Birrificio Del Ducato
90 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.