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

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle from Da Aldo. Poured deep ruby, almost black with a tan, lacing head. Molasses, brown sugar, vanilla in the nose. Licorice, roasted malts, hops in the aroma. Fairly light body with medium carbonation. Licorice, molasses in the aftertaste. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2011
How can I right an Italian beer so high? It doesn’t even have any garlic in it. The aroma is very earthy with a good amount of coffee and chocolate. It looks great, deep brown with a creamy tan head. The flavor is sweet with the chocolate, some vanilla and the coffee. Medium bodied for a stout with a creamy lasting finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2011
(33cl bottle best by 11-30-10 thanks to bu11zeye) clear dark brown with lasting creamy dark tan head. Nose of smoke, olive, coffee, and nutty sweet. Taste is creamy, nutty, light coffee, nice balance and very well carbonated. Smoky palate linger. Love what the Italians are doing with beers these days.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2011
Pours black. Lil’ creamy creme head, but excellent retention. Aroma is a bit all over the place : licorice, mushrooms, vegetables, spices and alcohol (on a 5.2% -- go figure). .... Way over the place, actually. Taste is much more what’s expected from a stout (or, at least, in that range) : chocolate, roasted malts, with a hint of herbal hops and vanily. Expected a somewhat heavier bodied drink, to be honest, but that’s the only real flaw of this one. ... But... What’s that aroma?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Roast and mild coffee notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13852) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle from Aakjćr. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, coffee, nuts, caramel and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5797) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Dark brown color/ tan head. Nice herbal wormwood, earthy chocolate, mushroom aromas. medium bodied. Dry chocolate, dark roast malt, earthy, herbal flavors--good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate and some roasted malt. I get a lot of malt complexity in the aroma and all of the aspects are well represented. The flavor is more of the same. The chocolate and roasted malt seem to dominate the flavor, but I also get a little bit of coffee in the flavor. Very nice overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
(33cl bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a medium fizzy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, baking cocoa, light smoke, raisins, and plum. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, toasted grain, and graham cracker with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6016) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, black brown pour with a tan foam ring, coffee, roasty aroma with a flavor of burnt roast coffee, dirt and brown sugar


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