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

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3284) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Tap at Churchkey. Dark brown, thin tan head. Really soft coffee, light toast and chocolate, very balanced. Creamy body, very balanced, rich coffee emerging with warmth in the 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11871) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Murky brown, small tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds and dark cocoa. Taste is similar. Very nice stuff, smooth and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1928) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (376) - - 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 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (395) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - 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)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (1939) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (7421) - Hasborn, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6499) - 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.


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