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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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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 20, 2010
from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - very dark brown colour with a robust creamy beige foam, nice lace; subtle aroma of malt and licorice; slightly toasted with light coffeish notes; solid and subtle carbonation; medium-bodied, some sweetness below and with a late herbal bitterness; quite dry aftertaste of licorice and chocolate - subtle and very well-made

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2010
33 cl bottle thanks to RobertGBG!
Sampled on December 17, 2010
BB date smudged so not possible to read.
Hazy dark brown color, smallish light brown head. Milk chocolate, smooth, some smoke scent, a hint vinous as well. Salty, roasted, sort of thin taste. Light metallic but mainly roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, almost thinish. Medium dry bitterness.
Smells amazing, taste ver nice, not all that balanced, but I’d drink it again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
Magnifique bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur de café et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de noix. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #3351)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (3500) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle @ mondial de la bière. A brown beer with medium head. Aroma is very watery and disappointing, no real malt aroma, no real stout presence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (2853) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle - 330ml. Pours an opaque black body with an average beige creamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate and grainy hints. Taste is well balanced and carries some roasty notes. Ends with a decent bitter/roasty finish. Well done!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
On tap. Pours with a tan head and a brown body. Aroma is strongly coffee, with chocolate and some earthy/woody notes. Taste is huge, big time coffee. Some nuts. Lingering roasty finish. Lively bubbles. Attenuated pretty well for a stout. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (722) - Cucamonga, California, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Off tap at blue palms.black in color,brownish head,coffee flavor is strong,sweet and roasty. Good job italy.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2010
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Pikkulintu) Poured deep brown and almost clear. Head was small and white. Aroma contained malts, coffee and mildly fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, roastedness, coffee, hint of chocolate and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3437) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Fresh ground coffee with a touch of hazelnut. Cludy brown, thin yellow head. Ground coffee flavor, a little dirty. Very good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2010
4oz. sample @ Churchkey, DC. light brown, medium tan head. aroma, nice coffee roast, getting plenty of espresso, some earthly elements. flavors, malty, lots of espresso, this one packs a nice roasted flavor punch for only 5.2%, some dark malts, mild chocolate. Thin body with mild bitter coffee finish and hints of dark fruits. I like the effort out of Ducato, in line with the style, though plenty of coffee to go around, nice bittering finish, dark roasted malts.


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