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


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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3541) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (1019) - East Palo Alto, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5789) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5088) - Staunton, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8269) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12190) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2010
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, fresh wort and some mild coffee. Dry and thin flavour with malt, chocolate and coffee

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2010
dark cloudy brown, smooth light brown head. nutty, roasted malty aroma sweet roasted malty flavor, although sweet still dry and without much toffee (which i like), some caramelly nortes (light-brown caramel). coffee, hopped mildly. good balance, fine porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3501) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2010 Brown bottle, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on August 21 2010; eye: black, opaque, nice creamy coffee head, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, lactic, vanilla; mouth: roasted malt, lactic, vanilla, chocolate milk, finale in roasted malt with lactic presence, medium body, average carbonation, slightly oily texture, a bit thin; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 21 août 2010; œil : noire, opaque, belle mousse crémeuse café, légère dentelle; nez : malt rôti, lactique, vanille; bouche : malt rôti, lactique, vanille, lait au chocolat, finale en malt rôti avec présence lactique, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture légèrement huileuse, un peu mince; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GonZoBeeR (3010) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
Aroma:light chocolate and light oxydation... appearance:Dark brown,good tan head.. Flavor:light chocolate,light oxydation,small fruity flavor...

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