Verdi Imperial Stout
|Date of publication||05/11/18|
A complex brew all structured on multifaceted malts with different toasting that reaches the palate according to a gradual scale without strong contrasts. The use of hot chili pepper – Giovanni was the first in Italy to use this when he invented a Chili Stout in 2007 (becoming itself a style) – plays an almost central role because the fullness of the flavor from the malts and the full body are immediately unhinged by the red pepper. When poured correctly into the glass at a temperature of 10°C, this stout has a head of medium density that has a medium persistence and a lovely cappuccino color. The beer is a dark and impenetrable brown-black making it lovely to look at and giving the impression that it is full-bodied and rich in carbonation which unleashes abundant aromas. Initial sensations of alcohol are followed by notes of carob, chocolaty scents, stewed prune sauce with Madera nuances and those of burnt wood. The mouthfeel is initially full with an almost light body that the chili pepper gives nuances to making it easy to drink with hot and persistent spicy sensations. The finish is aromatic and brief while the mouth remains full of little fires that create a pleasing, almost exhilarating effect. The alcohol is nicely controlled by the combination of the malts and the chili pepper.
5 euros for a 33cl bottle.