mkel07 (2512) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Archive. Who would have thought that such good beer would come from Africa. Black with chocolate and malt aroma. Finishes long and a bit dry.
AndySnow (1756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: SBWF 2013.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, dried fruit, coffee.
Body: Medium body, heavy carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, red wine, berries, dried fruits.
Beer4000 (4096) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle @ Cardinal. Pitch black body with a rather fast disappearing beige head. Really nice, strong aroma of dark malt, moderate roasted, liquorice and a hint of dark fruit. Flavor is quite sweet, dark malt, moderate roasted, coffee, dark chocolate some molasses and some bitterness. Fine and well balanced body, long and sweet dark malt aftertaste. Nice, tasty and smooth, a bit too sweet by the end of the bottle, still a great stout.
sinkas (265) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle wine store east fremantle
Nice eaethy molasses flavours with coffee and other stouty stuff
Cantabrian (668) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This should have been my very proud tick for Namibia. Check the label: doesn’t it say "Product of Namibia"? As per the commonest standard of Ratebeer, a beer that is produced in a country should be listed as being from that same country. Anyway, I did love this Namibian product. Glorious aroma of crème de cassis, very much like the Castle Milk Stout, from neighbouring country South Africa. The beer is dark ebony with a lovely creamy head. Flavours of dark chocolates and plenty of expresso, which does feel ok, in spite of my dislike for coffee flavours. There’s also oak, oxo, leather, ash, with a dry, bitter finish. The beer is medium bodied, so it could be in a larger bottle. Especially if they reduced the alcohol rate. My second african stout (this time from Namibia) and it is again a favourite.
jaghana (3262) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Country #80 ! Bottle 33cl from Henrik many thanks. A dark beer without head, nose is slightly vinous with a deep dark chocolate notes. Aroma is on chocolate and dry coffee, astringency and light ashes, heavy carbonates, lot of roasted touch, licorice. A robust foreing stout.
StevieT (198) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as black, medium head, quite smooth with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Quite good.
Gorm (562) - sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Svært farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt og sjokolade. Smak av malt, sjokolade, frukt og kaffe.
nilsas (650) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dyp sort farge, lite skum. God lukt av kaffe. God sittende smak av kaffe og karamell.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Øltorget, march 8th 2013. Black body, low beige and lively head. Malty aroma, lightly roasted, caramel and sweet chocolate. Taste is clean with roast and smoke, dried fruit and alcohol. Dark malt bitterness and a good body, with a dry somewhat roasty finish.