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

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Added by Crosling on 06-11-2008

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279
Reviews:
107
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.89/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KGilmour
4.87/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours as dark as obsidian. Even when the pint glass is held up against direct sunlight, you can't see through it. Huge head, even when carefully poured. Good lacing.

A pleasant roasty nose, and a very deep whiff yields just a hint of the chilli.

Served at the recommended 58 degrees, taste is full, deep, and rich. The chilli, not so evident at first. As the glass warms slightly, the flavor of the chilli comes out, but it's subtle: a warm sensation gliding on the throat.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly light.

An excellent Italian stout. Highly recommended. I'll be grabbing more of these.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.74/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AdamBear
4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-black with a nice tan head

S-dark malts. very tangy! a bit of espresso. great scent, but somewhat faint.

T-comes in with a great and musty taste of nutty dark malts. fairly chalky as well. its a complexly full flavored taste. the quality in each ingredient is so evident. the after-taste has a bit of coffee beans with dark malts and the same mustiness. has a spicy kick to it.

M-creamy carbonation with a good dry finish

O-this is a great stout. it drinks so smoothly with such complexity. wow i wish i could get more of this easily! i love the peppery bite at the end. it adds a unique twist. this is world class.

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4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I lived off of these when I lived in Rome. Used to go to Macche every night and get one of these and a Cantillon. This is a great stout, and the best stout coming out of Italy at the moment. I'll be honest, I've only had it on draught. Going to buy a bottle later on and see how it compares.

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4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yummm-OOO!!! Right up there with the very best Italian brews. Poured with a huge, brown, foamy, frothy, thick, sudsy head that lasts a long time, and lots of lace. Color is as black as my heart and just as opaque too. Aroma is malt, roast, coffee, cocoa, bare hint of chili pepper, and hint of dark, ripe fruit. Flavor is the same with the chili pepper coming out briefly at the end and then fading again. Body is mouth filling and carbonation is perfect for the style. Finish is like flavor. Delicious beer. I want more!! and I don't have any. wah.

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4.62/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dionisio
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A Russian imperial stout, brewed in Italy, with chili pepper! I had to get this. I've been in the past few years realizing that Italy, if you're willing to pay the extra dollars, is making some of the best beers these days, so here and there I treat myself to a new one. When I saw that this had chili in it, I had to get it. I love chili; my favorite chili beer is the one at Eske's Brew Pub in Taos, NM, and what I love about that one is that it's just chock full of delicious hot chili flavor. This one definitely did not disappoint. My first reaction was that you can really taste the chili, which is a huge plus. And the beer, too, is another of these very fine Italian craft beers. The darkness of the beer combines perfectly with the heat and flavor of the chili. The mouthfeel is wonderful, one of the softest feeling beers I've ever had. I will definitely be buying another of these to lay down for a few years.

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4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Max's during their Italian Fest. One of my favorites.

A - Black in appearance with a coffee-colored head.

S - about what you would expect from a stout with some coffee and cocoa aromas. Malty.

T - I love this beer. It's comparable to Dogfish Head's Indian Brown Ale, but the chili peppers add even more complexity. You can taste the rich malts, coffee, chocolate, and the cili adds a smokey pepper flavor without being spicy. You can't even tell it's 8.2% (or that's what Max's said).

M - smooth, rich mouthfeel. The chili peppers do not take away from the smoothness.

D - High drinkability for an imperial stout. Could've had a lot more of it.

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4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Rush to Map Room to try this bottle.

WOW, I learned 2 things tonight. 1. finally found an oustanding Italian beer, and 2. there is chili stout out there that is a poor mans Hunahphu... A black pour with a medium tan head, good retention and lacing...The aroma starts off sweet as mostly just chocolate. As it warms it really evolves bringing out some really nice pungent chili. It really is balanced and goes back and forth from chocolate to chili, each whiff is something new...The taste is awesome. Chocolate sweetness with a little chili kick at the end. This not ony has the flavors of chili but doesn't actually bring the heat. The heat is felt especially on the feel, after a bottle my mouth is tingling. This is just great all around.

Rush out and try to find this beer.

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Verdi Imperial Stout from Birrificio Del Ducato
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