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


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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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.

ricksivrea's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ricksivrea (11) - Ivrea, - JAN 16, 2009
bottle 33 cc dark brown with a persistend beige head great with roasted meat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16724) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Bottle at Reading BF 2016. Black beer lasting beige head. dry stout. some good brown malts. high carbonation. some nuttiness some liquorice. fairly decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2016
Draught @ Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and cardboard. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long slightly sour, cardboard and caramel finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2016
On tap at Kick. More or less black in the glass, and almost headless. It’s sort of cardboardish on the nose, roasted malts and dried fruits blending in. Medium body with a soft carbonation, sort of dry. Roasted malts, dried fruits and cardboard in the flavor, all lasting for a good while. Sure not my kind of beer. 160123

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle. Вark brown with creamy foam. Aroma: coffee and roasted malt, malts, nice and delicious. Taste: caramel malt, a little coffee, biscuit and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (832) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle at home. Very dark brown colour, big beige foamy head that quickly disappears. Roasted malty nose and taste, milky coffee, coffee beans, molasses, oaty, grainy, earthy, lightly bitter in the finish. Light-medium body, medium-(too)high carbonation, soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5725) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2016
On tap @ Kick. Good looking dark brown, almost black with a small, lacing tan head. Nice, strong aroma of chocolate, coffee and dark, medium roasted malt. Flavor has lots of chocolate and coffee at the first sip, but then the flavor seems to almost vanish into dusty malt. The coffee becomes a bit harsh and the malt is weak. Strange. Medium to thin bodied and moderate in aftertaste. Nice start, but sadly rather boring after a short while (and I really like both Ducato and Bad Manners).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1506) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie? Couleur marron/rubis, peu de mousse et pas d’effervescence. Nez sur le chcolat. Attaque sur le chocolat, le café le caramel et le grillé assez ronde en bouche elle passe crème.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1546) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 13, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Couleur coca. Fine mousse blanche. Palais équilibré sur le café mais gentiment. Aqueuse, bel équilibre. Cool

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (3007) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma of malts, coffee, nuts, milk chocolate, light roast. Flavour is moderate sweet with a light bitter finish. Some coffee sour in the finish. Body is light to medium, a bit thin. Not too impressed with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (1642) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle shared by Kevin. Pours a dark brown with beige head. Aroma and taste of a weird mix of chocolate and hops.

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