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

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RATINGS: 101   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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with very rocky light tan coloured head. Minimal lacing. Cap shows a heavy film of yeast sediment that tastes and smells like milk chocolate. Aromas of dark chocolate, a little coffee and some roast grain. The chocolate is quite dominant though. Pretty good. Unfortunately the taste really lets this one down. It is thin and sour with a slightly astringent bitterness from the grain. Really lets it down. Thin mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2012
23/11/12 - 33cl bottle from Gradi Plato (Rome, IT) @ home - BB: 15/I/12 (2012-1302)

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: pretty English, yeasty, chocolate, toast, nuts. MF: quite some carbon, medium body. Taste: coffee and mocha, dark chocolate, bit sourish, hops, dark toast from whole grain bread. Aftertaste: grains, roasted flavours, sourish touch, citric almost, dark chocolate, bitter ending.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Almost black beer with a quite nice brownish head. Roasted chocolate and cocoa aroma, coffee, roasted, tar, figs. Roasted chocolate flavor, soot, cocoa powder, bitter hops, coffee, prunes, figs, ash, hay, some milky notes. Roasted finish with tar, chocolate and coffee. Very drinkable and complex to be only 5.2.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2012
Biege bubbly head dissappeared el rapido bloody quick too dark red brown pour brisk carbontalibubbilization aromas some toffee coffee caramel flavours chocolate dark malt coffee some honey and caramel light ibu finish mainly a mix of sweet and dark malts fairly negative sort of taste average brown ale

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piero1987 (571) - Sottochiesa, ITALY - NOV 4, 2012
Black with brown head. Toast, coffee and cocoa aromas. Sweet at taste, medium bodied with roasted flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (1806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2012
Pours black with a lasting off-white head. Nose shows milk chocolate, vanilla, soft earthy coffee and gentle roasted malt. Similar flavours, quite sweet and very gentle. Could use some extra roasted malt to balance out the sweet chocolate and vanilla notes. Over-carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lejos (8) - - OCT 1, 2012 does not count
Colore marrone scuro, vicino al nero, schiuma di colore beige, tostato. All’arone si sente quel carattere di pane fresco derivante dall’avena, in più un buon sentore di affumicato oltre al caffè. In bocca caramello, caffè e di nuovo avena e sentori affumicati. Ottima.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (423) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 29, 2012
Dark brown/ebony pour with a thick beige head. Aroma: roasted malt, hops, peat, leather, coffee, vanilla. Palate: Bitter and slightly dry on first taste. Good carbonation. Earthy and sweetens as it warms. There is a dark fruity tang. Coffee, vanilla and malt all the way through. Refreshing. Nice summer stout :-) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (9874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
Bottle at Tabarro, Parma. Pours black-brown with a cream, beige head. Sweet, woody, meaty aroma with mild dark and roasty malts. Medium sweet flavor with dark malts, dark sugars, some light earth, spices, dirt and old tobacco. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with light, wet burnt wood, dirt, faint grape tang, mild roast. There’s a slight vinous quality to the beer. So so overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GBZ59 (988) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 18, 2012
Elegante botella -tipo Cava- de 330ml.Copa de Vino.Saboreada varias veces desde dic´11.Marrón oscuro.Espuma beige y corona túpida. Aromas de maltas torrefactas y malta choco con matices de frutos oscuros y cacao.Entrada de maltas tostadas y notas de chocolate. Paladar aterciopelado.Intermedio especiado y amargor subyacente. Cuerpo intenso, carbonatación media.Cacao negro en el retrogusto. Smart -champagne shaped- 330ml bottle.Oversized glass.Enjoyed several times since dec´11.Dark brown.Beige froth & close crown. Roasted malt,choco malt,dark fruit & cocoa hint aromas.Toasted malty upfront,chocolate notes.Velvet palate.Spicy in the middle,underneath bitterness.Full body, medium carbonation.Black cocoa on the aftertaste.


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