letísDrink (8) - - AUG 11, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an extremely dark brown, almost black, with a good amount of tan head. Aromas of coffee and roasted malt (not particularity pronounced but definitely there), with coffee becoming more pronounced as the beer warms in hand. Not very creamy, but not too watery either. The lactose in the beer adds a pleasant sweet after taste, with hops not being very pronounced in this beer. A good amount of carbonation. This has become my go-to "commercial" beer in South Africa and is probably the best beer brewed by SABMiller.
WingmanWillis (133) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home from Savannah at London Bridge station. Pours black with a decent off white head. Not much of an aroma on the beer, a little lactose maybe. Taste is sweet, bit of chocolate and coffee, plenty of lactose. Not a bad sweet stout.
Holmen2 (2778) - NORWAY - FEB 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle brewed by Tanzani Breweries Ltd at Travellers Lodge Bagamoyo 24.02.16.
Mocca colour. Fine pale brown head and lacing. Similarly fine aroma and taste, with mocca and dark malt. Moderate bitterness lingering on in aftetaste.
olsvammel (5830) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a supermarket in Nairobi. Smell of dark malts and chocolate. Similar taste, milky and creamy. Fairly light body but it has a milky and creamy touch to it.
visionthing (4736) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl can as a gift. Pours black with a modest beige head. Malty aroma with nice roasty notes, caramel, chocolate and milk. Medium sweet and surprisingly pleasant, not much bitterness to speak of, but works out anyway. Quite nice.
adamnowek (1741) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep and dark brown colour with a dense head. Aroma is coffee. Taste is dark chocolate. Fairly carbonated for the style, so it has an interesting texture.
mmargarucci (275) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque brown. Aroma has slight roasted malt. Taste is not complete full body but does have a toasted malt and nut finish. Better than the standard lagers but a below average stout.
jgb9348 (5615) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, deep dark brown coloured body with a thick brown base and a nice, three centimetre tall microfoamed deep brown head - very nice looking. Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee, milk chocolate, figs, prunes, nuts, pecans and a touch of alcohol - nice. Medium-bodied; Assertive creamy and malty flavours at first with some metal twangs and a bit of nuttiness noticeable, along with a defined creamy flavour from the milk/lactose and a good rich sweetness from prunes and raisins. Aftertaste is nice with a light complexity and some minor chocolate flavours to couple with the malt and pit creaminess. Overall, a nice milk-based stout with a rich flavour and nice maltiness - great to sample, perhaps this has gotten better over time, but there isnít much sediment and I donít remember much different from when it was fresh. I sampled this 330 mL can purchased from the Skukuza Rest Camp in/near Nelspruit, South Africa, inside Kruger National Park, South Africa on 21-August-2011 sampled the fourth time after this trip going back to South Africa, in just a few hours with two kids, on 08-August-2015 where iíll surely pick up more of this fine beer.
goozen (3800) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,5ltr: Opaque black colored brew with an dry bitter taste with an little bit of sweetness and also sourness. Hints of roasted malts, chocolate and liquorice. I drink the Nigerian under licence version brewed from the Pabod Brewey. Bought this one at Kaystar Tropische Supermarkt, Ganzehoef, Amsterdam-Zuidoost.
The_Osprey (5986) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml can, 6.0% BB July 2016. Black, very big foamy brown head. Aroma is molasses, some apple, yeast, light metallic. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is liquorice forward with coffee, ash and toffee. Pretty tasty and easy drinking, but just a little too sweet for my taste.