Brewed at Boston Breweries (South Africa)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1407) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, plenty of coffee, caramel and wood. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a moderate bitter and roasty finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1351) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
34 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a small mocha head that slowly fades leaving a little lacing. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, and molasses. Taste is bitter coffee, vanilla, and roasted malt with some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rand (1299) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle 340 ml from erzbierschof.ch. Black beer with tenacious beige foam, lacing the glass. Scents of chocolate, roasted of coffee incredible, cappuccino, dry fruits, molasses and vanilla, hop and hint of wood. Stay supple, unctuous, rich with culinary possibilities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1266) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle. Black with small beige head. Fat oily body. Roasted cereals with pronounced coffee aromas. Round sweet dry palate. Strong coffee brew prefer more bitterness to sweetness like Beer Geek Brunch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1255) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Pours allmost black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, toasted bready notes and vanilla. Taste of roasted coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, liquorice, caramel and some sweet milky notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GBZ59 (1181) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 3, 2011
Saboreada el 19/04/11 en una copa Oversized. Negro puro y cuerpo opaco. Espuma beige con burbujas pequeñas. Capa gruesa y corona persistente, anillos de encaje. Aromas de maltas tostadas, chocolate, granos verdes de café y lúpulos. Sabor a frutos secos y notas de chocolate. Paladar de amargor dulce y café. El sabor a café persiste en el retrogusto. Cuerpo denso para una cerveza no excesivamente fuerte. Un poco pesada y excesivo sabor a café pero puede estar bien para tiempo desapacible. Enjoyed on 04/19/11 in an Oversized glass. Pure black opaque body. Beige foam with small bubbles. Thick layer & lasting crown, lacing rings too. Toasted malts, chocolate, fresh coffee grains & hop aromas. Dry nut & chocolate note tasting. Sweet bitterness & coffee palate.Coffee flavor last on the aftertaste. Full body for a not extremely high ABV beer. A little fat & excessive coffee hints but could be ok in cold weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bax (1173) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
(Bottle 20/6-2011) Large brown head, black color, sweet coffee taste, alcohol level fit the malt body of beer well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2013
340ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium beige head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Sweet milk chocolate and whipped cream notes mix with mild coffee in the aroma. Mild herbal hops up front sit over a base of creamy milk chocolate. The chocolate persists into the mid-palate, with the hops being replaced by mild, bittersweet coffee. Irish coffee notes come through in the finish. The flavours in this stout are fairly simplistic, yet pleasant enough, making for a quite enjoyable sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ken1 (1041) - DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
Nice roasted flavor with some sweetness and bitterness. Farely "light" in flavor. Very dark brown in color with a creamy head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemmingwillum (1038) - Nysted, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
Rating #625, bottle from Fish N’ Beer

Brown-black beer with completely dense, small, beige head. Aroma of blackcurrant, wood, liquorice, lots of chocolate, spices and candy drops. Flavor has a bit touch of metallicness but that is immediately erased by chocolate, liquorice, berries as raspberries and blackcurrant and then some wood. Soft and creamy palate. Really enjoyable stout, and despite the fruityness is quite unorthodox is really suits this beer perfectly!

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