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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fkoolen (1210) - 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.

Beer5000 (6483) - 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).

freretoc (1935) - 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.

Renobob (2064) - 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

tricksta_p (4632) - 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.

JHeath99 (1678) - 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.

Lubiere (13898) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
A dark brown ale with a thick creamy brown head. In aroma, nice smooth chocolate malt with light grassy hops, light coffee grind, musty character, pleasant. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt with coffee grind, musty character, light caramel, mocha, very nice for a BB 2011 beer.

teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 24, 2014
Backlog ratin. 33cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. It pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasty and bitter, sweet and lightly smoky. Notes of dark chocolate, espresso, caramel and soil. Taste is medium sweet and dry, bitter and roasty, with notes of dark chocolate, licorice, espresso, toffee and biscuit. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, quite tasty

Camons (12435) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate. Flavor is malt, light coffee, toast, caramel, chocolate. Thin to medium body, average to lively carbonation, dry finish. 071214

Teebaw (11) - - OCT 5, 2014
Perfect beer for breakfast ! The coffee flavour is strong without being heavy, the sweet and refreshing texture makes it very easy to enjoy, it’s really amazing to start the day. You can have regular brebreakfast, brunch or have it alone, but you should try that ! I only drank it very fresh and fizzy on tap, so i don’t if it works with bottles.

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