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Verdi Imperial Stout - Birrificio Del Ducato

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89
very good

234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 30
Gots: 11 | 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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Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very cool looking bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark black, with very little head, about a quarter of an inch, and not much of a head, either.

Smells like chocolate, roasted malt, and smoke. Not getting any pepper aromas on the nose.

The flavors starts out with bitter chocolate and roasted malt, with some smoky near the end. The heat from the chili peppers is not big at all, but you do eventually feel it- the heat sticks and lingers on your lips the more you drink of this 11.2 oz bottle. The alcohol is not all that present.

Medium bodied, but slightly thin and watery for an imperial stout. It strangely feels a bit more watery as it warms up, which seems against the typical. Thick creamy mouthfeel, light but present carbonation.

A very interesting stout, always cool to try a beer from a craft brewery in an atypical country. If the body was beefed up a bit, this would be amazing.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of cdoan4
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of JSBILK
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of QuentinCall
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of kodt
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of kushlash23
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of barnzy78
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.

Photo of oldedog
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Angryzen
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Chegui
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of kjyost
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of HopStoopid120
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of leitmotif
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of RuudJH
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.

Photo of dcmchew
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.

Photo of ZinFanDave
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of TickleMeTony
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of mattmarka1
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Peter1977
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of jayhunter357
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Verdi Imperial Stout from Birrificio Del Ducato
89 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.