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


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (3623) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma of malts, coffee, nuts, milk chocolate, light roast. Flavour is moderate sweet with a light bitter finish. Some coffee sour in the finish. Body is light to medium, a bit thin. Not too impressed with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle shared by Kevin. Pours a dark brown with beige head. Aroma and taste of a weird mix of chocolate and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
A dark brown ale with a thick creamy brown head. In aroma, nice smooth chocolate malt with light grassy hops, light coffee grind, musty character, pleasant. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt with coffee grind, musty character, light caramel, mocha, very nice for a BB 2011 beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6742) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Backlog ratin. 33cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. It pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasty and bitter, sweet and lightly smoky. Notes of dark chocolate, espresso, caramel and soil. Taste is medium sweet and dry, bitter and roasty, with notes of dark chocolate, licorice, espresso, toffee and biscuit. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, quite tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (10468) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate. Flavor is malt, light coffee, toast, caramel, chocolate. Thin to medium body, average to lively carbonation, dry finish. 071214

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Teebaw (11) - - OCT 5, 2014
Perfect beer for breakfast ! The coffee flavour is strong without being heavy, the sweet and refreshing texture makes it very easy to enjoy, it’s really amazing to start the day. You can have regular brebreakfast, brunch or have it alone, but you should try that ! I only drank it very fresh and fizzy on tap, so i don’t if it works with bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4604) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (977) - 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

   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

   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.

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