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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14896) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (2618) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3480) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Straight out of the bottle. Damn solid stuff. Nothing to blow me away but pretty good all round

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - JUL 8, 2013
Bottiglia da 750ml. Schiuma beige, aderente e non troppo persistente, aroma di caffè, malti tostati , al palato corpo medio e poca carbonazione, note ancora di caffè, vaniglia, caramello, cioccolata amara, finale leggermente amaro ed acido, piacevole, una Stout niente male.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5367) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Opaque unfiltered brown-black body. Nice respectable beige head. A really pronounced coffee taste. Interesting to see a coffee beer with a Belgian-like effervescence. Smooth and malt centered. Clean, drinkable, very enjoyable. Nice and easy. If you are a coffee beer fan, seek this out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yiannnos (1216) - , CYPRUS - JUN 12, 2013
Cask. Black colour. Thin body, coffee and roasted aromas, as well as taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
greenclansman (888) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUN 10, 2013
From cask. Very thin, light black color. Think body as well. Almost no foam. Roasted malts and coffee on aroma. Thin taste with a home-brew experimental aftertaste. Didn’t like it at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown almost black beer with a beige small head. Dark dried fruits, licorice, dark chocolate and nutty aroma. Tart coffee, licorice, vanilla, dark chocolate, a bit sourish and hoppy flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14958) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Bottle at home from Dranken Geers, 06/04/13. Pours light black, very dark mahogony brown in light with a good sized tan head. Nose is roast malts, light chocolate, metallic notes, dark toffee. Taste compriese roast malt, chocolate, brown sugars. Medium bodied, carbonation is a little overcooked to begin with but flattens to an acceptable level, dry in the finish. Drinkable stout but lacking any depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2779) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Dark brown, almost black. Big off-white head and tons of lacing. Hoppy aroma with caramel and malt. Taste is slightly hoppy with chocolate and caramel. A bit astringent and bitter. Not bad.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50