Birrificio del Ducato Sally Brown

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


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RATINGS: 125   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.

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sharkydodson (1982) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 17, 2017
the aroma is caramel and chocolate with hints of vanilla, toffee, cocoa, bisquit and toast... the taste is caramel and chocolate with notes of roasted malt, cocoa, toffee, toast and brown sugar... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

kermis (15152) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2017
Draft at Beertemple. Very dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, ash, overripe dark fruits, caramel and a very light touch of brett. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

MrTipple (7265) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Dark, toasted malts, charcoal, chocolate. Very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More dark chocolate, dark malts, dark fruits, lively carbonation, bodied, more dark fruits and chocolate in the finish. Decent Brown Ale, well-balanced. Keg at The Italian Job, Chiswick.

ozzatoadisback (228) - ITALY - NOV 8, 2016
Opaque black (or maybe a murky, very dark brown). Thin off-white head, disappears quickly, no lacing. Peculiar aroma mixes roasted malts, light notes of chocolate and coffee and a smoked feel in the background. Taste follows the aroma, with fair intensity: sweet (oats?, chocolate) and bitter (coffee, roasted malts) are in very good balance, with again a slight smoked note showing up. Light body, very light crispness, easy and very smooth but too thin for the style in my humble opinion. Fairly good and interesting beer.

fombe89 (4331) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2016
Botella, @Da Aldo / Birre da tutto il mondo, Venecia. 13/08/2016 Color negro, aromas torrefactos, sabor tostado, regaliz, cuerpo ligero.

gunnfryd (15646) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2016
Kick 170316. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, cocoa. Flavour is sourness, roasted malt, coffee, dried fruits, caramel. Medium body. Nice beer.

harrisoni (19695) - 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.

Meilby (11826) - 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.

yngwie (17356) - 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

alex_leit (5358) - 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.

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