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

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.
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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (315) - - APR 24, 2013
Aroma is coffee only. Faint otherwise. Dark black color. Small head. Lacing. More coffee in the taste. Some roasted barley taste.....really just a good stout. Impressed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Not very intense. Bottle at Slow Beer. Aromas of nuts, caramel and coffee. Taste is sweet with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is oily, with a thin to medium body. Dark brown with a frothy head.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3068) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2013
Block biege head dark pour medium strong carbonation aromas coffee bean mild vanilla rich chocolate the flavours coffee strong rich sweet chocolate good mix with vanilla liquorice fruit hops mild the finish nice tasting stout dark richness roasty flavours the coffee a standout in aftertaste with rich chocolate ligering bitter seems a little light in flavours though

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (1806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2013
Pours black with a large lasting head. Nose shows complex heavy roast and roasted coffee. Quite enticing. Very similar flavours. Quite roasty but with little roasty biterness. Some sweet malt and a fair whack of coffee. A bit too much carbonation. Gets a bit too sweet later.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
17th August 2011
Opaque black beer, good tan head. Minerally coffee nose. Semi dry palate with mild carbonation. Minerally coffee, pretty strong black coffee style. Not bitter though. Fresh minerally finish and a mild coffee aftertaste. All right.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kikuzzo (142) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 12, 2013
Nulla di che, non stupisce. Caffe, molto caffe... ovviamente.... Grazie al caxxo!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - JAN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Bottle @ il pretesto. Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee.... baracco. Nothing more than a stout with a lot of coffee

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Very dark, almost black beer with a nice lasting brownish head. Smooth roasted coffee and cocoa aroma, tar, licorice, chocolate, cocoa powder, caramel, ash, coffee beans, slightly ashy, some figs and prunes. Coffee flavor, ash, soot, bitter hops, raisins, tar, chocolate, nutty, malty, some prunes and some dark chocolate. Coffee finish with ash and nuts.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
330ml bottle, dark brown color, with a bubbly tan head, nice yeasty, brown chocolate, cappuccino coffee, mocha, chocolate wafer nose, with some soft roasted grind coffee bean, dark bitter chocolate baking bar, chocolate truffle accents, with a light roasted, chocolate, toasted malt, faint toffee, chocolate chip cookie dough note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, mild chocolate cake, brown chocolate, cappuccino, mochaish character, with some black, chocolate, roasted, toasted malt, burnt toast, roasty grinded coffee bean, burnt fruitcake, burnt dark dried fruit flavors, with a licorice, black coffee backbone, and a light burnt bran muffin, chocolate chip cookie dough undertone, leading towards a yeasty, dark coffee, dark bitter chocolate, roasty bitteeness finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2012
Grande Coffee Stout. Aroma di malto tostato e caffè. Nera con schiuma marrone. Al palato malti tosti e caffè. Emerge una nota di caramello e poi il caffè. Anche un pò di cioccolata fondente e il caffè. Ho detto il caffè? Io amo il caffè. Scherzi a parte ottima stout.


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