Verdi Imperial Stout | Birrificio Del Ducato

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato
Italy
birrificiodelducato.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout brewed with Hot Chili

Added by Crosling on 06-11-2008

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Ranking:
#4,399
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
287
pDev:
9.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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We are right in the heart of the 2018 Winter Olympics & as such, I am delving into my foreign/import stash to venture into worldwide territory.

From the bottle: "European Beer Star [-] The Beer Tasting Gold Award 2008 [-] Imperial Stout"; "Now the thirst will be mild to me, the rust will be less acrid ..."

Once again, I Pop!ped the cap & began a slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass. A vigorous in-glass swirl raised a brief finger of foamy, fizzy, deep-brown head with extremely limited retention that quickly fizzed its way out of existence. Color was absolutely Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light to penetrate its depths. Nose was spicy, smoky, chocolaty & man, my mouth was watering in anticipation. Mouthfeel was medium, a little light for the style. The initial draught really cleared my sinuses thanks to its pepperiness, but once that died down, I got baker's chocolate & light smoke. It was an interesting take on an RIS with the inclusion of chilies, but if you have had Mexican Hot Chocolate or Mole sauce or any recipe that adds spice to chocolate, it will not be a new experience. I found myself wishing that they had been a bit more heavy-handed in their inclusion of spices in this beer. Finish was dry, as any beer that incorporates spices should be expected to evince. The murky, muddy final pour had a more dense mouthfeel & the spices really asserted themselves. I suppose that if you want a spicier experience from the outset, agitate this one in the bottle. That would be anathema to me.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
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300 ml

Pours jet opaque black, tan lacing for a head. Dissipates to a ring.

Smells of dark chocolate, licorice, hazelnut, and a coffee roast. Mild spice which is recognizable as chili.

Flavor is of bitter cocoa, licorice, vanilla, and caramel over a mild vegetal flavor and notable capsaicin spice.

Body is full and viscous with a stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth intermixed with the sting of capsaicin.

Drinks very easy as a chili stout. The spice is present but not overwhelming and it compliments the heavy, rich stout flavors. A very enjoyable dark beer that is worth trying.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Listed in the "1001", my notes would give it a rating lower than the average of 4. Since I might be mistaken, I will not review until I Have again.

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Verdi Imperial Stout from Birrificio Del Ducato
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 287 ratings