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


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This beer is a variation of SALLY BROWN and a result of the collaboration with Torrefazione Baracco in Parma. The nose is notably marked by coffee aromas from the high elevations of the Equatorial regions. Fragrant malt roasts harmoniously mingle with coffee exotic aromas. The mouth has a velvety body with hints of caramel, cappuccino and smoked flavor. To all those crafts men like us who daily embody their passion by creating something unique.

I have always loved good coffee, particularly Arabica, because it evokes its long mastered roasting tradition in a few enduring sips. Conventional coffee on the other hand, is spoiled by the use of Robusta beans and the excessive over roasting.
Meeting Alberto was definitely a stroke of good luck. We became friends and I ended up developing a deep appreciation for his coffee. Together we created a coffee blend that would match my beer’s aroma. Although this coffee-stout experiment started as a game, it turned out to be quite successful.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5922) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with brown head and low retention. Nose is sharp on roasted malt. Aroma is more harmonious, lot of dark chocolate, coffee, medium creamy, light ashes, correct but less complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (2486) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance: dark brown with a small beige head Aroma: coffee and roasted malts, Taste: coffe, chocolate ,roasted bitterness. Ok lasting aftertaste, with some light licoice notes added to the roasted palate. thin body,soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - FEB 8, 2014
Birra molto intrigante, con note intense di caffé, cioccolato, malti tostati, un leggero sentore di nocciola, il tutto avvinto da una temperata amarezza che si accentua nel finale. Davvero un’esperienza da ricordare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
A clear dark brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of coffee, roasted malt with notes of chocolate. The taste is a little thin. Chocolate and coffee notes with bitter. The aftertaste is some sweet with chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (512) - - OCT 2, 2013
nice dark beer, small lacing on top aroma is strong coffee, mocha and chocolate. rather thin beer. taste is chocolate, mocha, coffee but also something more sweet sourish like red fruits? nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Almost black beer with a creamy head. Coffee, tar, licorice, chocolate, figs aroma with some ashy notes. Coffee, ashes, bitter hops, malty, nutty and dark choclate flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (772) - - APR 24, 2013
Aroma is coffee only. Faint otherwise. Dark black color. Small head. Lacing. More coffee in the taste. Some roasted barley taste.....really just a good stout. Impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Not very intense. Bottle at Slow Beer. Aromas of nuts, caramel and coffee. Taste is sweet with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is oily, with a thin to medium body. Dark brown with a frothy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2013
Block biege head dark pour medium strong carbonation aromas coffee bean mild vanilla rich chocolate the flavours coffee strong rich sweet chocolate good mix with vanilla liquorice fruit hops mild the finish nice tasting stout dark richness roasty flavours the coffee a standout in aftertaste with rich chocolate ligering bitter seems a little light in flavours though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (3071) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2013
Pours black with a large lasting head. Nose shows complex heavy roast and roasted coffee. Quite enticing. Very similar flavours. Quite roasty but with little roasty biterness. Some sweet malt and a fair whack of coffee. A bit too much carbonation. Gets a bit too sweet later.

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