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Verdi Imperial Stout - Birrificio Del Ducato

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BA SCORE
89
very good

230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 30
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: Crosling on 06-11-2008

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3.95/5  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.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Lots of bubbles, dark brown-black color.

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 230 ratings.