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


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7430) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Timo A. BBE 01.12.2012.
Pours dark copper-brown color with a small head. Aroma of coffee, dark toasted malts, dark dry chocolate, ripe fruits and caramel. Flavor of dry chocolate, toasted malts, coffee, some cocoa powder and ash. Very dry chocolaty palate with a dry bitter finish. Quite nice and refined.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Timo A, BBE 01.12.2012
Flavour is slightly sour with coffee, some oaty notes and dark chocolate. Flavour has coffee, some jalopeno‐like vegetables typical to coffee beers, mocha and dark chocolate. Palate is too foamy. I like the coffee notes here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3371) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy very dark brown brew with an roasted malts taste and hints of coffee and chcolate. This beer have a good Italian appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2662) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours a deep blak umber color with a three finger foam that stocks and settles in for the life of the beer. Aromas are soil, spent coffee grounds, a touch of sweet malt and vanilla bean. On the palate its bubbly and medium bodied for a stout... nice coffee flavors mingle with chocolate and some dark roasted earthy malts. Good balance of sweet and bitter on the finish. Nice !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2648) - NORWAY - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle, shared at local beer tasting october 20th 2012. Black body, creamy light brown head. Aroma of fresh espresso, malts, chocolate. Taste is roasty, espresso still showing, with cream and caramel, as the beer is probably too cold it resembles ice coffee a bit. Carboation is good, and a massive body for 5,2%. Ends roasty and dry, a very nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13829) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2012
Bottled 330ml (Bierkompass, BB 12/2012)
Dark ruby color, big cloudy beige head, lace. Nice aroma of coffee, coffee beans. Light to medium bodied. Cold coffee, coffee beans, dark chocolate in the flavour. Dryish. Real breakfast brew. Good light stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (4052) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2012
33cl bottle. Poured almost black, thick brown head. Roasted malt, strong coffee aroma, some sourness as well. Flavor has frappe, milk coffee, burntness. Very thin body, coffee in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4954) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle from Bierkompass.de cons 2012-07-23 Göteborg AR: rich and bit sourish coffee beans aroma, some chocolate when poured AP: thick black, heavy fizzy dirty creme Brown head F: dry, rich coffee bean flavor, soft little bubbly rich carbonation, medium bitterness,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4819) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2012
330ml bottle. Cloudy dark brown with huge firm frothy moderately lacing tan head. Slightly cautious dark malty aroma with minimally dry grain and coffee notes. Taste is roasty dark malty with increasing coffee notes, a hint of milk chocolate sweetness, finish is almost pure coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
011011: Dark brown color with small head. Choko aroma. High CO2. Flavor almost as cold (nescafe) coffee.

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