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Birrificio del Ducato Sally Brown

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

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Top fermented beer, a mix between Oatmeal Stouts and English Porters. Its character is defined by the 11 different types of malt aromas being used. Dark ebony, the nose is marked by roasted aromas recalling barley coffee, cacao beans and ash with a scent of caramel. It has a malty palate with creamy oats and hints of smoked flavor.
“To the traveler who will never reach his destination, to all those who don’t need reassurance to feel right”.

Although its recipe has dramatically changed with time, Sally Brown is the evolution of a type of Oatmeal Stout I used to homebrew. If A.F.O. is fully characterized by its hops, Sally Brown stands out for the use of 11 different types of malt including un-malted cereals such as oat flakes and roasted barley. Two years of investigation in the fascinating world of roasting resulted in the creation of a smooth, complex and balanced, drinkable beer. Its name comes from a Laurel Aitken’s song, one of Jamaica’s Ska forefathers, which was later covered by Bad Manners. In December of 2007, Bad Manner played a show in a venue close to Parma. I showed up during sound check to gift them a case of Sally Brown. They liked it so much they were drinking it on stage and while playing the song “Sally Brown” the lead singer said: “Sally Brown beer, the best!” .Those words filled me with incredible pride and satisfaction. That night was truly memorable.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
Claims to be a hybrid of oatmeal stout and porter, made with unmalted barley and oatmeal, apart from actual barley malts. Thin, pale beige, sticky head, very dark wine-red colour, blackish but light still comes through, clear. Aroma of chocolate, coffee powder, pear, leather, fresh thyme, ’speculoos’, caramel, kahlua and some red cabbage. Subdued fruitiness in the taste, caramelly with vague spicy accents (liquorice, nutmeg), slick and somewhat thin mouthfeel, chocolatey, roasted bitterness in the finish but not overpowering, mild grassy hops, dryish and spicy. Not entirely flawless but nevertheless very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (100) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2014
33 cl Bottle. Dark brown, light brown head, coffee liquorice and lactose aroma, taste of coffee, very long, slightly bitter. Easy drinking

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
killsilvio (10) - firenze, ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
Una sweet stout, il corpo è morbido e rotondo, grazie ai fiocchi di avena, al naso il tostato si fa sentire insieme al caffè e al cacao. Buona bevibilità, carbonazione molto soft. Una buona stout per gli amanti del genere

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SVA (18) - - JUL 13, 2014
Sally Brown. Flavorful brown beer, with an almost coffee like taste. Goes very well with desserts or cakes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7616) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, angenehm cremig, schokoladig, erdig.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (605) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance: dark brown with allmost no head. Aroma: chocolate , roasted malts, some light coffee. Taste: chocolate ,roasted bitterness, bittersweet chocolatty watery stout. thin body,medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (522) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle from Plonk. Darkest brown, minimal head, coffee grounds, chocolate, cocoa, bitter roast, a bit thin, mild bitterness. Ok but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielecamo (433) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2013
In bottiglia. Colore marrone scuro, schiuma fine e abb persistente. Aroma di tostato, caffè, cioccolato amaro. Persistente e fine l’aroma. Al palato morbidezza data dall’avena, carbonazione soft e sentori corrispondenti all’aroma. Ottima stout...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12566) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Dark ruby color, small beige head. Strong aroma of chocolate (from easter eggs), cocoa and some toastyness. Medium bodied, quite active carbonation. Chocolate, dark malts, a bit burned flavor. Dark chocolate in the finish. Very chocolaty, lacks the real coffee flavors of Caffé Barocco version.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1421) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa. Taste is bitter, cocoa, chocolate, roasted malt.


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