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Verdi Imperial Stout - Birrificio Del Ducato

Verdi Imperial StoutVerdi Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

179 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.79%


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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Reviews by thryn:
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thryn

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Imperial stout with chiles? Yes, please!

It's a lovely black color with a small, creamy latte-colored head that fades to a film on top and a slight ring of foam around the edge. Some serious floaties bring it down, though.

It smells like a great RIS, but I'm not getting the chiles. Very roasty coffee and caramel is prominent, with a hint of lactose sweetness.

This is quite good. It has all the RIS character I picked up in the nose, with a tingle of chiles adding depth. Like a spicy chocolate bar, this is the kind of thing one either likes or does not. Roasty coffee flavor is first on the palate, then the warmth of the chiles, then a huge chocolate flavor with some cream character to it. A smidge too sweet at the end.

A deep, rich, heavy body, but a surprisingly clean finish. The chiles are a bit confusing -- I can't tell if there's much carbonation or if the tingle is all from the spice.

This is fairly drinkable for the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2009 06:43:25 | More by thryn
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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barnzy78

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3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle, looks bigger than it is. Picked it up at Eataly in Chicago, wanted to try something and it looked like a safe bet
L - opaque dark brown with a creamy light brown head that holds good retention
A - rich chocolatey nose with some spiciness. Smells like a spiced Mexican hot chocolate of sorts
T - chocolate followed by a dose of hot chili that quickly envelopes the palate with heat. Nutty yeast, oat, caramel, come through also
F - creamy fuller body, finishes with heat and lingering cocoa
O - very good but overpriced for what it is. I won't be buying this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 23:09:47 | More by barnzy78
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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RuudJH

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4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Actually my first encounter with an Italian beer. Quite expensive at my local store, but as there are only few Imperial stouts available here anyway, I decided to try it .
Coffee, roasted nuts, a little chocolate, a bit of ash even. Taste is bittersweet, as there is some caramel.
Very simlar to the guinness special export stout, but I'm searching for dark fruits. They're hard to find, unfortunately.
Smooth mouthfeel. This is a robust beer. Well balanced.
Overall i think it's a good beer, just it could be more complex and diverse.

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dcmchew

Romania

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with one and a half light brown head, lasting for quite a while, to a nice lace.
Smells of roasted malts, caramel, some vanilla, spices.
Wow, hot peppers pinching from the start. Nice roasted malts, with dark (to milky) chocolate, great caramel and sweet italian coffee. Dark fruit, with dry raisin/fig, but also juicy plums and (fainter) berries. A vegetable stew feel from the chillies, but very faint. Licorice and vanila. Finish is mildly bitter from the roast, with a low hop presence, somewhat herbal tho.
Peppers keep working in the aftertaste, never disturbing though, along with the sweet roast. Creamy, nice low carbonation, perfect for its style.
Top grades for the perfectly implemented chillies, a great imperial stout. Quite a surprise.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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S - Sourness, chili.

T - Mild sourness that builds as it warms. A little light tasting at first but improves as it warms.

M - Light body that could stand more feel.

O - A good beer that could use more sourness and/or chocolate tastes. Still pretty interesting. I think this would do well to age.


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Verdi Imperial Stout from Birrificio Del Ducato
89 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.