Verdi Imperial Stout - Birrificio Del Ducato
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Verdi Imperial Stout from Birrificio Del Ducato
89 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.