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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
89
very good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 26
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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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Dirty_chavez

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25%

10-17-2013 09:25:32 | More by Dirty_chavez
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25%

12-16-2011 04:45:06 | More by spycow
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graybayou

Nova Scotia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +25%

06-19-2014 00:27:34 | More by graybayou
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +25%

11-28-2011 20:10:13 | More by Rochefort10nh
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

02-24-2014 19:47:49 | More by HopStoopid120
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

06-27-2014 14:04:07 | More by sammyg832
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +17%

A-black with a nice tan head

S-dark malts. very tangy! a bit of espresso. great scent, but somewhat faint.

T-comes in with a great and musty taste of nutty dark malts. fairly chalky as well. its a complexly full flavored taste. the quality in each ingredient is so evident. the after-taste has a bit of coffee beans with dark malts and the same mustiness. has a spicy kick to it.

M-creamy carbonation with a good dry finish

O-this is a great stout. it drinks so smoothly with such complexity. wow i wish i could get more of this easily! i love the peppery bite at the end. it adds a unique twist. this is world class.

03-13-2012 15:55:36 | More by AdamBear
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +16.3%

Yummm-OOO!!! Right up there with the very best Italian brews. Poured with a huge, brown, foamy, frothy, thick, sudsy head that lasts a long time, and lots of lace. Color is as black as my heart and just as opaque too. Aroma is malt, roast, coffee, cocoa, bare hint of chili pepper, and hint of dark, ripe fruit. Flavor is the same with the chili pepper coming out briefly at the end and then fading again. Body is mouth filling and carbonation is perfect for the style. Finish is like flavor. Delicious beer. I want more!! and I don't have any. wah.

07-31-2010 00:18:59 | More by drpimento
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samie85

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +13.3%

A-Pours a jet black with one and a half fingers of medium brown head.

S-Smells of rich and deep dark chocolate with maybe a hint of some chili.

T-Rich and sweet dark chocolate with a small hit of chili and finishes dry and slightly bitter with lingering, yet mild chili notes.

M-Thick and rich with a moderate amount of carbonation with a slightly dry finish.

D-Really easy drinking for a chili Imperial Stout. The chili is faint enough for the less spicy tolerant out there while the rest of the beer is a really solid, delicious stout.

01-15-2011 02:23:55 | More by samie85
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Perrumpo

Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +13.3%

I had this on tap at Max's during their Italian Fest. One of my favorites.

A - Black in appearance with a coffee-colored head.

S - about what you would expect from a stout with some coffee and cocoa aromas. Malty.

T - I love this beer. It's comparable to Dogfish Head's Indian Brown Ale, but the chili peppers add even more complexity. You can taste the rich malts, coffee, chocolate, and the cili adds a smokey pepper flavor without being spicy. You can't even tell it's 8.2% (or that's what Max's said).

M - smooth, rich mouthfeel. The chili peppers do not take away from the smoothness.

D - High drinkability for an imperial stout. Could've had a lot more of it.

07-25-2010 16:40:52 | More by Perrumpo
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +13.3%

Rush to Map Room to try this bottle.

WOW, I learned 2 things tonight. 1. finally found an oustanding Italian beer, and 2. there is chili stout out there that is a poor mans Hunahphu... A black pour with a medium tan head, good retention and lacing...The aroma starts off sweet as mostly just chocolate. As it warms it really evolves bringing out some really nice pungent chili. It really is balanced and goes back and forth from chocolate to chili, each whiff is something new...The taste is awesome. Chocolate sweetness with a little chili kick at the end. This not ony has the flavors of chili but doesn't actually bring the heat. The heat is felt especially on the feel, after a bottle my mouth is tingling. This is just great all around.

Rush out and try to find this beer.

08-13-2010 16:46:30 | More by jrallen34
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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Kreizler

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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Telestic

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-05-2013 23:55:41 | More by pathman
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

08-26-2014 03:46:58 | More by vhmf1978
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Angryzen

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-17-2014 18:03:00 | More by Angryzen
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Janbobbo

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

A very impressive imperial stout. After being poured into the glass it leaves a brownish thick head which lasts in the glass for quite a while.

The color is dark and rich and the smell is powerful with a hint of burnt meats.

The taste is where it all turns exceptional. There's a strong taste of spices that sets the tone of the drink and towards the end of the mouthfeel it turns slightly bitter although all in all the beer feels fairly balanced.

my bottle is marked as having an 8.2% alcohol content instead of 7.5%, a more recent batch?

12-13-2008 01:23:42 | More by Janbobbo
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wanderlust389

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

10-08-2013 23:48:53 | More by wanderlust389
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-20-2014 06:00:47 | More by Howlader
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florianfloc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-08-2014 15:36:21 | More by florianfloc
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-16-2013 23:50:00 | More by Jspriest
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Beervana

Denmark

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

08-09-2014 05:42:44 | More by Beervana
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-01-2014 02:25:25 | More by kjyost
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Greywulfken

New York

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%

A: center pour into a snifter: obsidian pour yields opaque black beer with a fat firm chocolate mousse head

S: mellow aromas of roasty chocolate malt and espresso

T: I have to temper my enthusiasm here, because this beer is really good - the tastes and mouthfeel are a nice one-two combination - the flavors are of super mellow espresso, semisweet chocolate and hints of chili spice. Very drinkable - no hint of the 8.2 abv.

M: really creeps close to ideal - creamy smooth and easy-drinking, but the chili throws in sparks of tingliness that tantalize the tongue - leaves a little sting behind, perfectly contrasting this extremely creamy beer

O: no date on the bottle, but I've seen these sitting in the store for at least a couple of years, so they are at least that well-aged - a delightful first, recommended for stout and porter fans, chili beer fans, and advocates of good beer.

01-26-2013 02:06:26 | More by Greywulfken
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Verdi Imperial Stout from Birrificio Del Ducato
89 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.