Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Stout
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This beer is a variation of SALLY BROWN and a result of the collaboration with Torrefazione Baracco in Parma. The nose is notably marked by coffee aromas from the high elevations of the Equatorial regions. Fragrant malt roasts harmoniously mingle with coffee exotic aromas. The mouth has a velvety body with hints of caramel, cappuccino and smoked flavor. To all those crafts men like us who daily embody their passion by creating something unique.

I have always loved good coffee, particularly Arabica, because it evokes its long mastered roasting tradition in a few enduring sips. Conventional coffee on the other hand, is spoiled by the use of Robusta beans and the excessive over roasting.
Meeting Alberto was definitely a stroke of good luck. We became friends and I ended up developing a deep appreciation for his coffee. Together we created a coffee blend that would match my beer’s aroma. Although this coffee-stout experiment started as a game, it turned out to be quite successful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5606) - FINLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Black, low fizz. Intensive clean coffee beans on nose, some chocolate, woodsy notes. Surprisingly thin body, feels almost watery. Dry, medium bitter. Loads of roastedness, coffee here. Really liked the aroma, but the body was dissapointing. Really flavourful though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUL 11, 2014
330 ml bottle from Domus Birrae. Dark brown, black looking in the glass, with a small, frothy, non persistent beige head. On the nose roasted malts, some light vanilla, milk chocolate, definitely some coffee too, but not as intense as expected. Much better in the mouth: solid bitterness upfront, relatively hoppy (herbal/grassy), plenty of coffee and chocolate notes, roasted and toasted, slightly sweet in the end. Sugary asftertaste. Very easy to drink, totally sessionable. Average carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (983) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black with a tan head and an aroma of espresso, pure cholate and roasted malts. The taste is roasty with some complex coffee and cacao notes. A really nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (5462) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2014
Deep brown body and stable tan head. Instant coffee, mocha, bit toasty and developed yeast. Quite rich taste for the abv, with tasty roasted malts and sufficient bitterness. Well made, balanced even yet full of flavour. Yum, I like it a lot. (Fancy bottle from SpeciaalBierPakket)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1846) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
33cl bottle @ home. Dark brown color, medium but long lasting creamy brownish head. Aroma coffee, smoke, honey, licorice, dark chocolate, smoke again, roasty, well balanced and moderated. Taste medium to very bitter with a very light sweetness. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, medium bitter finish. Fine dessert beer, quite easy to drink compared to other stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14177) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
bottle shared by Marcus. Pours really dark brown. With a beige head. Aroma of coffee. Nice coffee. Not quite med body. Flavor is bitter coffee. Unusual, but it works well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9235) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a coffee and treacle aroma. There is a bitter coffee and dark molasses flavor with a dry fish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (17298) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, angenehm nach Kaffee, schokoladig, erdig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5523) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with brown head and low retention. Nose is sharp on roasted malt. Aroma is more harmonious, lot of dark chocolate, coffee, medium creamy, light ashes, correct but less complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (2052) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance: dark brown with a small beige head Aroma: coffee and roasted malts, Taste: coffe, chocolate ,roasted bitterness. Ok lasting aftertaste, with some light licoice notes added to the roasted palate. thin body,soft carbonation.

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