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


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2641) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Notes de café plutôt subtil. Mince mais agréable en bouche. Facile à boire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle. [thanks Feldthaus]
Bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Pours completely black with a nice, small, staying, beige-brown head. Aroma has lots of coffee, light roasted malts. Dry and fairly light palate, prickly carbonation and some creaminess. Flavour has lots of coffee, dryness, chocolate, mild roasted, nuts. But mostly elegant coffee. Top balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle from GBBF drunk at home on a day of coffee stouts. Black beer with thin lasting tan head. Clear coffee aroma. Quite full in the mouth. Solid coffee flavour throughout that is balanced. Not too powdery or dry. But full enough not to make it too watery. Coffee is like a coffee liquer, coffee flaoured dark choc truffle. Touch of tingle on the tongue on the finish. Very drinkable and good balance like I said.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5407) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Bottle. Black pour with a rocky, almost swiss cheese-like foamy brown head. Strong coffee and roasted malt in the nose along with dark chocolate and burnt chocolate cake. Taste is big coffee, chocolate covered dark, oily coffee beans, chocolate cake, roasted malt and faint milk notes. Body is medium but the carbonation is bubbly and a bit thin. Ends with more coffee notes, chocolate covered coffee beans, more cake notes, roasted malt and light milky flavors. Lacking a bit body-wise but still tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Smells like the italian espresso I used to get in Naples. Tastes like iced coffee. Light on the palate. Overall a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
2010-12-26, bottle, courtesy of Philippe (Bov), 7-4-7-3-14=35
Black color; creamy head. The aroma of coffee is at the same time evident and delicate, leaning on the creamy and dusty side; but also some cheese. Lean body, dry coffee flavor, a bit dusty; correct bitterness. For a coffee and Stout lover (not me), very good.

2010-06-05, RBESG 2010, draught at Brasserie 4:20, Rome, 6-4-6-3-12=31
Black color; creamy head. Aroma of boiled (saucepan-brewed) coffee. Dry mouthfeel, slim body, roasted malt and coffee flavor; the final is quite dry, with roasted malts. This is simply not my kind of beer; still, it’s a correct brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6537) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2011
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY. chocolatey cola looking pour. aromas of roasted malts, choclate & to a lesser extent coffe grinds. Coffee is much more evident in flavor than it was in aroma. Medium roasted malts with touches of chocolate. Lighter to medium mouthfeel. Expected a little more complexity & flavor, not sure why though. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2011

Draught @ Brasserie 4:20, Via Portuense 82, Roma, Italy.

Dark dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, coffee, dry coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee, coffee dusty, dark roasted malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100603]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9866) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours brown. Tan head. Nose/taste of freshly brewed coffee, cocoa, toasted malts and mocha. Some vanilla. Light to medium body. Interesting. I don’t know if I’d call this a "stout".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3196) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle - 330ml. Opaque black body with low carbonation and a good beige foamy/creamy head. Strong malty/hoppy aroma with coffeeish, roasted cereals, and chocolate hints. Taste is well balanced. It carries roasted coffee notes and ends with a decent bitter/roasty finish. Enjoyable coffee stout.

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