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:
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Added by Crosling on 06-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
282
Reviews:
107
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
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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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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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My Offero glass holds before me a Black (SRM 40+) beer with a modest, creamy, chestnut head that shies away to a trace, leaving only a fine lace on the glass.

This is going to be sweet, with a fruity malt, backed-up by coffee and some roast. Lots of plumb pudding, and bittersweet chocolate, with hints of cinnamon. The aroma is very complex.

Surprisingly more bitter than sweet on entry, with neither to any extreme. The fruit flavors are a bit muddy, and supported by dark wheat bread. Molasses plays off the roasted malt. The finish is strong, but short, accenting the bitterness of coffee.

Super smooth, with a medium body and creamy texture. Fine explosive carbonation cuts the alcohol.

Another good stout, this one is more interesting than the typical stout offerings on the shelves. Verdi warms well, making for a good sipping beer to pair with a good rib-eye.

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Verdi Imperial Stout from Birrificio Del Ducato
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