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


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2011

Draught @ Brasserie 4:20, Via Portuense 82, Roma, Italy.

Dark dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, coffee, dry coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee, coffee dusty, dark roasted malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100603]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (26414) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottled. Very close to black colour with a small but longlasting beige head. Aroma is chocolate, mild toasted notes along with toffee and coffee. Flavou ris coffee, chocolate, mild tobacco and some roasted notes. Balanced and quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25591) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with hints of cocoalte. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
17th August 2011
Opaque black beer, good tan head. Minerally coffee nose. Semi dry palate with mild carbonation. Minerally coffee, pretty strong black coffee style. Not bitter though. Fresh minerally finish and a mild coffee aftertaste. All right.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23612) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Murky brown, small tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds and dark cocoa. Taste is similar. Very nice stuff, smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
2010-12-26, bottle, courtesy of Philippe (Bov), 7-4-7-3-14=35
Black color; creamy head. The aroma of coffee is at the same time evident and delicate, leaning on the creamy and dusty side; but also some cheese. Lean body, dry coffee flavor, a bit dusty; correct bitterness. For a coffee and Stout lover (not me), very good.

2010-06-05, RBESG 2010, draught at Brasserie 4:20, Rome, 6-4-6-3-12=31
Black color; creamy head. Aroma of boiled (saucepan-brewed) coffee. Dry mouthfeel, slim body, roasted malt and coffee flavor; the final is quite dry, with roasted malts. This is simply not my kind of beer; still, it’s a correct brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (19353) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
Black with a big light brown head. Aroma is dry, roasted malt, coffee and dusty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. High carbonation. 270911

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (19201) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, angenehm nach Kaffee, schokoladig, erdig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Very dark, almost black beer with a nice lasting brownish head. Smooth roasted coffee and cocoa aroma, tar, licorice, chocolate, cocoa powder, caramel, ash, coffee beans, slightly ashy, some figs and prunes. Coffee flavor, ash, soot, bitter hops, raisins, tar, chocolate, nutty, malty, some prunes and some dark chocolate. Coffee finish with ash and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (18000) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle from GBBF drunk at home on a day of coffee stouts. Black beer with thin lasting tan head. Clear coffee aroma. Quite full in the mouth. Solid coffee flavour throughout that is balanced. Not too powdery or dry. But full enough not to make it too watery. Coffee is like a coffee liquer, coffee flaoured dark choc truffle. Touch of tingle on the tongue on the finish. Very drinkable and good balance like I said.

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