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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 SAB’s subsidiary in Da Nang.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
Thanks for sharing this with me Jeremy. Starts with a thin tan head and a chocolatey nose. The colour is an opaque black. Initially bitter with coffee notes, but gets much sweeter as it warms up. Kind of one dimensional then with a milky mouthfeel and quite sweet. Not bad, but not worth much of an effort to acquire.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2004
[Brewed by Cervejas De Mocambique] Dark brown coloured. Malty aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavour with notes of grappa. Thin.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
motelpogo (7022) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2004
seemed to be pretty common in nz. i guess becasue it's sweet, vaguely nutty and tastes of old milk

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2004
pure condensed milk, extremely sweet, black and viscous. horrible shit, has all the flavour interest of sugar.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LeopardMan (53) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2004
Not too bad. However, all in all, this is just another suitably dark, watered-down stout. "Nice" ABV, though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
A surprise style to be found in Africa. Some nice roasty flavours combined with a smooth rich viscous base. Maybe a little too thin in the middle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Pours a dark black color with a small tan head. The aroma was sweet, with cocoa, maltiness, and a alightly sour note. The flavor was very sour (the lactose) and acidic with a definite hops bitterness. The feel was way to watery to be enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2003
Not much of an aroma, and the body is a touch thin for a sweet stout, yet the lacto-sweetness is pleasant. Not particularly roasty or burnt or all that complex. A simple, watery session stout that doesn't require you to ponder its depths.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2003
Deep brown color with a tan head. Smells like soy soy sauce. Perhaps some chocolate undertones.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2003
Poured black with a brownish hue and a light tan head that quickly diminished. A soy sauce nose with hints of chocolate. The flavor is also of soy with hints of chocolate milk and an espresso aftertaste.


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