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:
280
Reviews:
107
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
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Photo of BlesstheHarvest
4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of killcore
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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Photo of -DF-
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmeister
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a black body with one finger tan head. Has mostly a roasted and chocolate malt aroma. Smooth, light, even creamy, mostly a chocolate sweetness in the flavor profile with slightly dry but mostly easy finish. Personally, I didn't really smell or taste the peppers and perhaps that at least states that this beer is not overpowered (or overheated) by the peppers. A simplistic and easy going stout that hides the alcohol well and is worth trying.

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Photo of NateF90
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Svingjo
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The poured a dark brown almost black with a thick tan head. There were definite notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate and a hint of coffee. The taste reveals a lot of the same with the addition of a chili spice. The spice wasn't overpowering and had a good balance of roasted malt, sweetness and alcohol burn. The mouthfeel was in the medium range with the right amount of carbonation to even out all the flavours. Quite enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Saviour
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jovial_Libations
3.13/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bought a 375 ml bottle at Jester King brewery. My beer was infected. The sour flavor overwhelmed everything else. Really didn't get much chile flavor either. What a dissapoint ment.

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Photo of WoostaBia
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burnerdale
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slatetank
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottle purchased at Brass Rail Deli, enjoyed chilled in a stout glass.

The color is balck with medium tan head and voluminous 2+ fingers depth with varied bead size and lace stickage that is good wiht decent retention. The smell is estery with light roast and slight spice odor with dark sugar aroma. The feel is very good with dark toasted texture and mild sweetness with light spice in the mostly dry finish

The taste has a good malt profile with nutty roast and sweet balance with gentle but noticeable warmth in the back end with finsih that is semi-dry with good carbonation allowing for the impression of a lighter ale with low alcohol in the taste the chili flavor is present with dark sugar and dry graininess with mild sweet cocoa and coffee aspect returning in the finish. Overall excellent flaovr of dark malt with nice sweetness balanced by the chili...I would buy this again even at the premium price.

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Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRUUMSH
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOrtt
3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of bhyndthebottle
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep and dark, pours thick with a humongous head that dissipates very slowly, leaving a nice cap. Taste is like the smell: chocolate and molasses. Body is dense with ample carbonation.. Finish is dry, with a slight alcohol heat. Very nice.

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