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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280
Reviews:
107
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours between black and ruby brown, light brown head with a few arcs of lacing. Aroma is of milk, strangely, not lactose but milk, cocoa, umami, sugary espresso, and unsweetened cocoa. Tastes of dark malts, prunes, coffee, cookie, slight spice from the chiles, finish has cookielike malts, acidity, bready yeast, and licorice. Quite complex, I kept going back to break down the flavors again in my mind. Body is full, silky and oily, as a good stout should be. One of the best Italian craft beers I have yet to have.

Not sure why this is listed as a Foreign/Export Stout when the name clearly says Imperial Stout. It is a bit on the lower side, but it is actually pretty impressive that it is so rich for something with a relatively low ABV. The complexity and body are typically something I would expect from a higher alcohol beer. This is one Italian craft beer I would recommend trying, quite enjoyable.

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Wow. This is one hell of a beer. I'm thinking that the peppers used in this beer must be of a smoky variety, because I'm definitely getting some of that on the palate.

This beer is a perfectly implemented European Imperial Stout. I say European to differentiate it from its (significantly) more hoppy American cousins. I can't think of a beer I saw that was blacker than this. I could barely see through even the thinnest portion of this beer. This is a malty, dry, thick and decadent stout with hints of chocolate and smoke. The chili imparts a mild, building warmth on the finish.

Really, I feel this is a unique beer that should be tried if you have the chance.

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Verdi Imperial Stout from Birrificio Del Ducato
4 out of 5 based on 280 ratings.
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