Verdi Imperial Stout

Top fermented beer which is subjected to a secondary fermentation in bottle. It is deep dark ebony in color with a cappuccino head. The nose has aromas of chocolate, licorice, coffee grounds and tobacco with alcohol nuances. Its full bodied, long lasting, smooth and dry mouth is followed by a surprisingly hot finish that breaks its initial fullness and makes you crave more!

It is suitable for aging.

Dedicating one of our beers to Giuseppe Verdi was a must since our microbrewery is located in Roncole Verdi, the composer’s birth place. When I returned from my first visit to New York City I decided to create a beer that would be superior in elegance, balance and drinkability to all those stout varieties I had overseas. Although the initial recipe has changed, the very first batch matched my vision.

Its uniqueness lays in the use of chili pepper which combines very well with the beer’s chocolate aroma. Chocolate needs no special mentioning on its worthwhile applications for edible products and for the countless flavoring purposes. Chili pepper, however, is not as widely known as a flavor provider. The experiments with the effect and flavors of beers are traveling to unique areas and the aim is to sneak a peek here for an unknown surprise in a known factor. It can be spicy, and this spicy aroma will make the beer special. The combination is going to be deadly with the slightly bitter, yet mesmerizing chocolate covers the hotness of chili. There is always a way to tackle the hotness of the pepper. You create the extract in the saucepan with the exact part that releases the capsaicin or the compound owning the flavor in the look-out. If seeds are too hot to handle with the chilled beer, ditch them for the fleshy part. Dilution is always the option and with dark chocolate the flavor richness will not be an issue. The hot finish also lightens its full bodied mouth by awakening the palate.

Verdi Imperial Stout is the first Italian craft beer to have ever been crowned with a gold medal in its category at an International beer contest. In 2008 it ranked first at The European Beer Star in the Imperial Stout category./span>

Chocolate desserts, fine pastries and soft cheese like Gorgonzola. It is a beer to meditate on.

ABV. 8,2% 20,0°P

Storing temperature: Between 4 and 18°C (it keeps best refrigerated)

Serving temperature: Between 10 and 18°C (depending on the room temperature)

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