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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daje (4341) - NORWAY - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle, shared at local beer tasting october 20th 2012. Black body, creamy light brown head. Aroma of fresh espresso, malts, chocolate. Taste is roasty, espresso still showing, with cream and caramel, as the beer is probably too cold it resembles ice coffee a bit. Carboation is good, and a massive body for 5,2%. Ends roasty and dry, a very nice stout.

TBone (17442) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2012
Bottled 330ml (Bierkompass, BB 12/2012)
Dark ruby color, big cloudy beige head, lace. Nice aroma of coffee, coffee beans. Light to medium bodied. Cold coffee, coffee beans, dark chocolate in the flavour. Dryish. Real breakfast brew. Good light stout.

Hermod (7697) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2012
33cl bottle. Poured almost black, thick brown head. Roasted malt, strong coffee aroma, some sourness as well. Flavor has frappe, milk coffee, burntness. Very thin body, coffee in finish.

Nisse666 (7328) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle from Bierkompass.de cons 2012-07-23 Göteborg AR: rich and bit sourish coffee beans aroma, some chocolate when poured AP: thick black, heavy fizzy dirty creme Brown head F: dry, rich coffee bean flavor, soft little bubbly rich carbonation, medium bitterness,

Idiosynkrasie (7439) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2012
330ml bottle. Cloudy dark brown with huge firm frothy moderately lacing tan head. Slightly cautious dark malty aroma with minimally dry grain and coffee notes. Taste is roasty dark malty with increasing coffee notes, a hint of milk chocolate sweetness, finish is almost pure coffee.

POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
011011: Dark brown color with small head. Choko aroma. High CO2. Flavor almost as cold (nescafe) coffee.

jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Coffee and roasted malt flavor with a hint of chocolate. Similar finish but a little chalky. A little thin for a stout but overall pretty tasty.

daniele (9021) - ITALY - FEB 18, 2012
scura buona schiuma media persistenza naso tostato caffe media secchezza non molto luppolata

dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
From the bottle. Dark Brown with a thin brown head. Smells of roasted coffee. Taste follows the nose. Mouthfeel is crisp and sharp. Good beer.

blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle [330ml] at Bistro L’Autre Oeil, Aylmer. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size mostly-lasting frothy tan head. Nice aroma, just slightly mild, of roasted malt, coffee, light lactic notes, leafy hops, milk chocolate and some nuts. Flavour’s the same, with coffee, roasted malt, milk chocolate, light lactic notes, light leafy hops and nuts. Average dry, bitter finish. Medium bodied. Great stuff, well done.

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