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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle 750ml.
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dusty coffee and chocolate, light to moderate hoppy, light to moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091114]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber/dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted and liqourice. Dark roasted malty, light sweetness good balanced with a nice bitterness. Ends roasted and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (32202) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2009
Bottled. A chestnut colored beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of straw and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and nuts, as well as light notes of tobacco, leading to a dry and slightly roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a very dark brown with an orange hue and a rough, beige head. Hard roasted malts in the aroma with a little licorice. Light body, a little low in carbonation, roasted soft malty accents and a whiff of sweet licorice. Discreet malt bitterness. Pleasant alright. 011108

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2009
Bottle at Monks Café, Sveavägen. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel, fruits and chocolate. Roasted flavour dominated by chocolate with notes of hops and grass. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23919) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2009
Botted@Monks Café, Sveavägen, Stockholm. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is hops, roasted malts and some mild notes of fruits. Flavour is fruity, roasted malty and also has some barnyardy notes. The warmer it gets the more ashier it gets.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2008
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Very dark brown, small beige head. Aroma of chocolate abnd coffee. Medium dry with notes of orange and cocoa powder. Light bodied and very drinkable despite a slight metallic edge. Finsiehs with cocoa bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20883) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty slightly nutty caramel aroma with some hints of chocolate. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some nutty hints and hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty nutty caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2010
3rd June 2010. On tap at Brasserie 4:20. Clear dark brown beer, light brown head. Light palate, a little dry. Obviously a coffee beer - not sublte, but it is nice and fresh and minerally. There is an undertone of fruit to keep things interesting. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (19025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2010 bottle in hotel room ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft dry roast malt ... little over fizzy ... chocolate malts ... little toffee ... medium to light body ... decent enough ... remains of recapped bottle next day ... deep brown ...nice light smokey chocolate nose... light tan lacing ... very soft light sweet light smokey chocolate ... nice

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