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


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RATINGS: 124   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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maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Straight out of the bottle. Damn solid stuff. Nothing to blow me away but pretty good all round

MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - JUL 8, 2013
Bottiglia da 750ml. Schiuma beige, aderente e non troppo persistente, aroma di caffè, malti tostati , al palato corpo medio e poca carbonazione, note ancora di caffè, vaniglia, caramello, cioccolata amara, finale leggermente amaro ed acido, piacevole, una Stout niente male.

nuplastikk (6414) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Opaque unfiltered brown-black body. Nice respectable beige head. A really pronounced coffee taste. Interesting to see a coffee beer with a Belgian-like effervescence. Smooth and malt centered. Clean, drinkable, very enjoyable. Nice and easy. If you are a coffee beer fan, seek this out.

yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - JUN 12, 2013
Cask. Black colour. Thin body, coffee and roasted aromas, as well as taste.

greenclansman (975) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUN 10, 2013
From cask. Very thin, light black color. Think body as well. Almost no foam. Roasted malts and coffee on aroma. Thin taste with a home-brew experimental aftertaste. Didn’t like it at all.

Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown almost black beer with a beige small head. Dark dried fruits, licorice, dark chocolate and nutty aroma. Tart coffee, licorice, vanilla, dark chocolate, a bit sourish and hoppy flavour.

Theydon_Bois (20452) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Bottle at home from Dranken Geers, 06/04/13. Pours light black, very dark mahogony brown in light with a good sized tan head. Nose is roast malts, light chocolate, metallic notes, dark toffee. Taste compriese roast malt, chocolate, brown sugars. Medium bodied, carbonation is a little overcooked to begin with but flattens to an acceptable level, dry in the finish. Drinkable stout but lacking any depth.

suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Dark brown, almost black. Big off-white head and tons of lacing. Hoppy aroma with caramel and malt. Taste is slightly hoppy with chocolate and caramel. A bit astringent and bitter. Not bad.

Geiserich (4575) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 11, 2013
Pours a dark brown colour with a small, creamy, brownish head. Aroma of roasted malts, acid, cacao powder, caramel, light sweet. Flavor is sourly with notes of dark berries, mainly black currants. Also notes of malts, some roastiness, cacao powder. Light dry, light roast bitter finish. Good one.

mkel07 (6239) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2013
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Deep dark black colour in the glass with a crackling head of coffee coloured foam. Roasted malt aroma is pleasant and quite strong. There is a long aftertaste of cold coffee in the mouth and a mildly bitter coffee flavour.

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