ColaKid (82) - - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Saw this obscure African beauty on the beer list at the Vue Grande in Queenscliff VIC and had to give it a crack. Great stout from the boys in Namibia, keep it up! Itís better than the more more watery Ethiopean pale lagers we get out here. A rare gem and worth trying for sheer rarity. Nice!
varanid99 (947) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black pour with a thick brown head. Slight coffee, chocolate aromas and treacle, burnt toffee. Taste is thick, treacle, cocoa, oily feel. Itís good.
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It says itís a product of Namibia on the bottle, but brewed in South Africa on this site, which is odd. Regardless of where itís come from itís a mighty fine beer, worth buying if you happen to find it. Iíd even go out on a limb and say itís the best beer Iíve ever tried from Namibia!
MRMedellin (272) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAR 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown dark beer, small brown and stable head. The aroma has earthy, cheese, grass, nuts and roasty notes. It has a full body, the flavor is strong, full of caramel and coffee notes and at the end a strong bitterness overcome. Enjoyable beer.
Actually I didnít understand why if in the label says is a product of Namibia, I didnít get the mark on my map. Well I guess is because Bierwerk is a South African brand, but in their internet page they didnít even mention it.
Palme (3652) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle @ Gaasa. As good as pitch black in the glass this one. Totally impossible to see through it even if Iím holding it up against the light. The head is quite good looking, medium sized and light ashy brown in color. Smells really nice. Itís quite sweetness-present, almost a bit sticky at first perhaps. I get lots of rich dark smokiness with dark roasted malts, dark caramel, sweet chocolate and a little bit of tar and leather. Smells really nice. Itís really easy and lightdrinkable. Almost creamy oily in the mouth and it has a good oily mouthfeel. Lite of coffee blended with something smoky and chocolate, lactose (cause it has a clear sweetness), some soft grassy licorice traces and even a little bit of nuts here. Lingering black toasted malty flavors. Itís most definitely a tasty and delicious African Stout. 17.10.2013
mkel07 (4930) - 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 (6388) - Huddinge, 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.
Beer5000 (5775) - 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 (293) - 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 (974) - 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: doesnít 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 crŤme 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. Thereís 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.