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

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
zvikar (2848) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troubles. Pours clear brown with a beige head, aroma of metal, herbs, milk and pretzels, flavor of chocolate, milk, sticky and bizarre, medium bodied

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kerenmk (2004) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troubles. Very dark and opaque red with a dark yellow-light brown head. Sweet, milky aroma, sweet, a little metallic and a little bitter taste. Milky finish, medium body, very smooth texture.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DSG (5052) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2013
Can sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troubles. Dark brown. Aroma of spoiled milk and a bit of malt. Flavor has a bit of graininess, spoiled milk and a faint roasty hint.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle, can, and draught. This is my go to macro brew in Africa. Its pretty universally available and it goes down silky smooth.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (763) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2013
Poured an opaque black colour. No head, no lacing. Very low carbonation. Aroma of roasted grains plus subtle coffee. Taste initially quite sweet then followed by roasted grain bitterness on back of tongue. Light body, much lighter than other stouts. Short, sweet, smooth finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (3149) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2013
Can. Brown pour. Aroma is roasted, brown sugar, malty and somewhat spicy. Flavor is sweet, sugary, watery, a bit thin but clean. Well drinkable but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imaragingbull (565) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque deep black brown with big foamy tight creamy tan head. Aromas of sweet malts, rum, booze, pitted fruits, chocolate, lactose milk, floral, herbal, lightly grassy hop aromas, light caramel and butterscotch. Medium body, milky sweet light creamy flavour and mouthfeel, a touch of roast and hop bitterness. Finish is lightly sweet, refreshing, milky - a touch burnt and a touch vegetal. Not bad for a macro.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
VsXsV (1900) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Opaque light hazy deep brown liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of raw sugar, chocolate, corn, cereal, red berries. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of cereal and light chocolate. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite horrible.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2418) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
22 Jan 2013, bottle. dark ruby. nose is slightly tart/metallic, slightly sweet dark malt. med, creamy body and mildly fizzy. sweet chocolate up front with slight coffee notes as well. nice enough.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WhoU (105) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 21, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 caramel and earthy aroma, beautiful brown black maroon appearance with minimal head,umami savoury taste with average carbonation which is sometimes higher. Creamy head that lingers though. Medium body although thus far the best commercial scale prodced beer I have tasted in SA. Stamp of approval.


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