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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
90
outstanding

224 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 27
Gots: 9 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Crosling on 06-11-2008)
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4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Barley Brother's into a shorty pilsner style glass. From notes.

A real nice dark walnut brown to black body, with very deep red ruby hues along the edges. A simple light tan collar is presented. Quite and impressive body color.

Great nose on this. Soft leafy like tobacco and mild light aromas of dark bitter chocolate. Powdery and also silky as well, with great earth like tones to match. Very nice aromas on this beer.

Palate follows the bouquet very nicely to match. Silky mouthfeel and palate translate the flavors wonderfully. Solid dark chocolate and soft coffee flavors wash everywhere. Aftertaste brings piping coffee warmth to match. Great simple roast character to boot, and nicely balanced.

While not explosive and huge or impressive, it's very well balanced and integrates two flavors real nicely. Excellent Imperial Stout.

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Verdi Imperial Stout from Birrificio Del Ducato
90 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.