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Brewed by South African Breweries (SABMiller)
Style: Sweet Stout
Sandton, South Africa

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Choice barley grain is slow roasted to produce a rich dark brew. A unique blend of hops adds a touch of bitterness and a special yeast fixes the unmistakable flavor and creamy head.
Also comes in a license brewed version by Tanzania Breweries, Pabod Breweries in Nigeria and in Vietnam by SABs subsidiary in Da Nang.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - JUL 7, 2006
A chocolate stout with a fairly good gravity and a lot of sweetness. The roast and the malt are good but lacks diversity. I only really detected chocolate, no coffee or toffee. And the chocolate is rather singular.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2006
Almost black colored, medium sized beige head. Sweetness, coffee, chocolate and mild licorice in aroma. Medium bodied. Roastiness, coffee, sweetness and mild chocolate in flavor, aftertaste is roasted with some dry tones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2006
Small dark brown coarse head. Opaque black body. Sweetish aroma of licorice, caramel, and chocolate. Maybe a touch of berries, too. Taste is roasty caramel with burnt chocolate finish. Sweetish. Milky mouthfeel. (0.33l bottle.)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9005) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2006
Can (sponsored by MoritzF !): Almost black coloured, small but stable brownish foamy layer, lacing; delicate nose: roast-malt, milk-coffee with a faint fruitiness; bitter-sweetish flavour with a very faint acidity, soft MF, quite light bodied for a beer of 6.0% ABV; roast-malty, a bit fruity finish with a delicate, but lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite good and pleasant.....there are worse beers from SABMiller.........

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
Can. Black colour with a little head. Light aroma of roastedness and some maltness. Very light and watery flavour with hints of roastedness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2006
Can. Black coloured with a beige head. Aroma of malts with roasted notes. Flavour of malts with roasted notes and nbotes of hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2006
Can 34 cl) Pours a dark mahogany with an orange glow. Delicate, creamy, beige head. Lightly metallic aroma. Medium body with roasted malt and some slightly burned accents. A taste of metal - very distinct metal. A light bitterness from the malt. Thanks to Karsten for providing this. 300406

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 12, 2006
(can) Black coloured with a creamy and stable brown foam. Mild sweet aroma of roasted malt with coffee and chocolate and hints of soap. More bitter than sweet flavour, medium bodied, smooth carbonation; medium dry roastmalty start with chocolate and caramel; dry and bitter, but also slim finish. Not very complex but drinkable brew.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 13, 2006
330 ml brown bolttle. Pours black but slightly transparent with dark tan head that subsided into a ring of fine bubbles leaving a patchy lacing. Roast malt chocolaty aroma. Dark roast malt flavour with a touch of sourness and moderate hop bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Finishes sweetly with a touch of sourness and light bitterness of dark roast malt and hops. Decent but not memorable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
500 ml bottle. Black and slightly transparent beer. Aroma is quite chocolately with moderate roasted barley and a bit of chicory. Flavour is slightly sweet, chocolately. Medium bodied with a hoppy and roasty finish.


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