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Brewed at Boston Breweries (South Africa)

Style: Imperial Stout
Western Cape, South Africa
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Five different dark grains, molasses and freshly roasted African coffee beans went into this rich and decadent sweet-stout. This beer is unfiltered and matured in the bottle and will continue to improve for the next 2-3 years. After fermentation a portion of the beer was matured on medium-toast french oak providing subtle hints of vanilla and coconut.
Pour carefully to avoid disturbing the sediment.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomat (2160) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
Very dark brown with a small brown head. Malty with fruity tones. Coffee, malt, fruit and hops. full body with a long, bitter sweet after taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
Pours black with a tan head. Nose shows heavy roasted malt, cocoa, big coffee notes, woody characters and booze. A bit aggressively roasted. Similar flavours. Very heavy roast with some coffee in the background and some smokey notes. Nice creamy carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2024) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
340 ml. bottle. Very dark brown colour, almost black, with a huge tanned head that slowly collapses in the glass. The aroma is sweet, smoked with a good amount of bitter hops, coffee and molasses. Taste is light sweet, before the bitter hops kicks in. Medium body, smooth texture. Long, hoppy finsh with notes of roasted coffee and chocolate. Excellent stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (2001) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - APR 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Decent lacing. Aroma is sweetis hand roasted with notes of smoked malt. Flavour is tart and roasted with slight (liquorice) bitterness and faint notes of coffee. Bitter liquorice finish. Pretty good. 31.03.11.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1942) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Great nose. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy head.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
nose is stale coffee, roasted malt, cane sugar, weak hops, feel is medium, carb is low, taste is warm, little wood chip, sour fruit, medium hops finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - JUL 24, 2011
Tämä lienee ensimmäinen koskaan juomani olut Afrikan mantereelta. Väriltään olut on pikimustaa ja muodostaa mukavan, vaalean ruskean vaahdon. Tuoksussa on kahvia, vaniljaa, melassia ja paahtunutta mallasta. Maultaan olut on hieman makea, nautinnollisen kahvinen, vaniljainen ja hieman paahtunut. Paksu ja öljyinen suutuntuma. Melko herkullinen olut, vaikke ihan tyylilajin kärkikastiin kuulukaan,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1595) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. Black with a light-brown head. Aroma: sweet cold coffee, medwurst, something vinous. Taste: espresso, coffee grounds, and a kind of coffee acidity, salty licorice, mayonnaise, some chocolate, a very familiar taste from some type of alcohol. Above medium-bodied, average+ carbonation. Jag förstår poängen med den här men den är lite för sumpig.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - AUG 5, 2011
Poors dark brown with a medium dense brown head. Rick aroma, molasses, lots of coffee, toffee and roasted malts. Thick palate, lots of roasted bitterness, coffee and suger giving it a touch of belgian yeast sweetness. Nice

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stefannilssons (1491) - SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2011
Sydafrikanskt? Jo, tydligen. Det här var en riktigt trevlig upplevelse och tydligen kan afrikaner brygga öl. Framförallt ger öletiketten mig lite kraftwerk influenser, men jag är trots allt lite efterbliven.


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