1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Verdi Imperial Stout - Birrificio Del Ducato

Not Rated.
Verdi Imperial StoutVerdi Imperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

200 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 200
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.27%
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)
View: Beers (33) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 200 | Reviews: 91 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of oldedog
oldedog

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-22-2014 19:02:22 | More by oldedog
Photo of Angryzen
Angryzen

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

03-17-2014 18:03:00 | More by Angryzen
Photo of Chegui
Chegui

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-07-2014 21:44:56 | More by Chegui
Photo of kjyost
kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

03-01-2014 02:25:25 | More by kjyost
Photo of HopStoopid120
HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +19%

02-24-2014 19:47:49 | More by HopStoopid120
Photo of Lare453
Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6%

02-16-2014 06:34:27 | More by Lare453
Photo of leitmotif
leitmotif

Romania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-04-2014 21:22:04 | More by leitmotif
Photo of Ciocanelu
Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-04-2014 20:31:51 | More by Ciocanelu
Photo of RuudJH
RuudJH

Netherlands

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 16:33:00 | More by RuudJH
Photo of dcmchew
dcmchew

Romania

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 13:09:55 | More by dcmchew
Photo of ZinFanDave
ZinFanDave

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-20-2014 02:22:02 | More by ZinFanDave
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +1%
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.


Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2014 16:48:21 | More by Beer-A-Lot
Photo of TickleMeTony
TickleMeTony

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-15-2014 01:00:12 | More by TickleMeTony
Photo of mattmarka1
mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-13-2014 19:57:08 | More by mattmarka1
Photo of Peter1977
Peter1977

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-12-2014 13:40:26 | More by Peter1977
Photo of jayhunter357
jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-12-2014 05:42:06 | More by jayhunter357
Photo of Denzo
Denzo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-12-2014 03:16:12 | More by Denzo
Photo of Brinks
Brinks

Alabama

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-07-2014 17:42:08 | More by Brinks
Photo of polishkaz
polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-06-2014 15:23:42 | More by polishkaz
Photo of DrewZ926
DrewZ926

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-05-2014 23:16:24 | More by DrewZ926
Photo of Aprice34
Aprice34

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-01-2014 16:53:19 | More by Aprice34
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

4.11/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2013 16:12:30 | More by smakawhat
Photo of cjac
cjac

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

12-26-2013 01:24:58 | More by cjac
Photo of falconxman
falconxman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-16-2013 01:31:00 | More by falconxman
Photo of ncelauro
ncelauro

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-11-2013 01:18:01 | More by ncelauro
Verdi Imperial Stout from Birrificio Del Ducato
89 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.