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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4544) - 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 (1458) - 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 (11283) - 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 (33432) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2004
Suprisingly good stout from the stable of SAB. Looks like Guinness, but very different to Irish Stout. Very sweet, and unrefined, but a good thirst quencher. A sour after taste with very subtle mochachino flavour! A fairly creamy beer, which when chilled glides down the throat! Again the only stout brewed locally!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2004
(Jul 04) Light flowery hop aroma, with roasted malt notes of coffee and chocolate. Creamy, light brown head above a black liquor. Body is light, thin and creamy, only lightly sweet and slightly bitter in the short finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2004
Some friends who just got back from South Africa brought me back a can of this. Expected reddish black body with roasted aroma and a very nice dark brown head. Which pretty much stayed through the whole slowly sipped glass. The mouthfeel was very silky, but only after you got through almost too much carbonation (for the style) for my liking. Nice roasted and chocolate flavours with a very unique hop kick at the end. A little thicker and less carbonated and this would be very good - as is, a nice surprise and an enjoyable gift.

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