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


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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 SAB’s subsidiary in Da Nang.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2005
Tasted 23/05/2005. 340ml bottle from Woolworths, Kilbirnie. Inky black appearance with a touch of read. Crusty, yellow tinted, dark tan head that dissapears but is very lacey. Mild aroma that just hints of toasted grains, leaning a little towards burnt for my liking. Flavour is a mix of bittersweet malts with some milky lactose sweetness showing through. Some grain astringency. Mouthfeel is a bit wimpy and overly carbonated, which detracts significantly from what might be an ok flavour. Not smooth enough to make the average grade.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (14446) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
Bottle. Black colour, light brown, very unstable head. Weak aroma. Flavour is mild and soft, very weakly chcolaty. Carbonation is slightly high.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2703) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2005
Black with dark brown cover and not bad lacing. Aroma has a considerable amount of diacetyl butterscotch plus chocolate and sweet toffee malt. The sweetness doesn’t end at the aroma, but it’s not overpowering in the flavour which also contains obvious contributions from chocolate malt and some nondescript fruit notes. Very low bitterness. Medium body and smooth from sweetness with a clean finish. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2005
Strong butterscotch diacetyl in the sweet, lactic aroma that only hints at roasted malts. Opaque, dark brown body with amber-brown highlights is topped by a decent tan head that recedes to cover with some nice lacing. Sweet, milky flavour has light vegetal tones and only a hint of roastiness in the finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation and smooth texture. Bottle sampled with asheft and Pitpit at the MontreAlers April meeting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1402) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
A sweet stout that is remarkably easy to drink. Very creamy. Pours very dark with a nice thin head and pleasant roasted aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2005
Brewed by Cervejas De Mocambique. Dark, nice and smooth. a good mixture of roasted and sweet flavours. Allways bring back good memoryes from my time in Mozambique

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madsberg (10706) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Bottled: Red brown coloured. Fluffy brown head. Has some of the dark notes in the aroma. Malty, sweets and chocolate present. Flavour is light sweet and malty. Vague chocolate notes. Is somewhat artificial. Is dry and bitter in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (30341) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
A pitch black beer with a small brown head. The aroma is weird, sour, but sweet with notes of caramel and chocolate, but also some spice I can’t put a name on. The flavor is of milk and chocolate and the mouthfeel is quite dry.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2004
Dark color with a off white head. The taste is sweet with light chocolate notes. Smooth mouthfeel but rather thin and boring.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chokehold (20) - cape town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 1, 2004
Stout beer, black in color, good head, VERY good aroma. Glides down your throat like guinness, but is very differnt taste wise. Despite all the good things about this beer, i would never buy one again. Horrible aftertaste, and lingering stench if you get it on your hands.

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