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


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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9156) - Ottobrunn, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7744) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2005
A delicous dark beer with a nice thick head at the start. A true stout with a almost woody-smoke smell and a delicous full flavor. It’s a truly delicous South African Stout classic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2005
Canned. Black opaque colour with big brown head. Syrup and roast in aroma. Sweet malty and bitter old coffee in flavour. Very watery. No aftertaste to talk about. One of the worst stouts I’ve had so far.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (15634) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2005
Can 450ml, produced by Cervejas de Mocambique
Very dark ruby, almost opaque. Creamy brown head. Aroma of burnt sugar and molasses. Roasted malts, vegetables and some hoppy bitterness in the finish. Quite unbalanced stout.

   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 (15039) - 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 (2897) - 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.

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