caesar (6610) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled brought from South Africa by LeoR, medium sample. Dark color, short frothy brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt, bit licorice, sugary, molasses. Sugary sweet taste, slight bitter, quite dry. Typical.
Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
When I went to South Africa I had so much bad beer, I was getting quite fed up. There IS good beer in South Africa, but most of it is from the brewery in old Südwest (Namibia) Windhoek. But there is one beer... My very first Milk Stout, Castle’s black and amazing stout works on so many levels. Even though there’s the dreaded corn in this beer as well, SA has kept this old beer ticking along and it has a nice niche in South Africa. Several times Afrikaaners would come over in their rugby shirts and tell me how happy they were to see me, a foreigner drink "their" beer and buy me another.
Now, milk stout is a fairly unknown product to Scandinavians, but as I understand it, they make it with lactose sugars. It rounds out the flavor and adds a really nice texture to the beer. It is so good and seems so healthy, selling it under this name is not legal in Sweden (alcohol and milk may not be sold as a product name).
abemorsten (3508) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle kindly shared by Nilsas who bought this in Nigeria. Clear deep mahogany body with a light brown head. Sweet burnt sugar on the nose. Sweet and burnt flavors. Medium to full bodied. Burnt finished. Papery finish.
gunnar (7754) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours very dark ruby with a tiny tanned head. Aroma is malty, weak vanilla. Taste is well balanced, roast and lactic sweetness, dry lingering finish.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk rødbrun farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, lakris og krydder. Smak av malt, kaffe, lakris og sjokolade.
Attap (1) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like this locally available milk stout beer. I buy it by the crate and drink it by the crate. If I go to a drinking pavilion I ask for it on-tap as this is even better so then I drink it by the barrel. I love carrying a fully-loaded 500 ml beer mug around as everyone looks at the beer and smiles - it makes me and others happy.
nilsas (3329) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Duft av kaffe, bek og lakris. Dyp sort farge. Noe skum som forsvinner raskt, litt langs kant. smak av kaffe og bek.
Camons (10109) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Home. Version brewed in Tanzania. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dry toasted, light coffee, licorice. Flavor is roasted malt, milk chocolate, licorice, hints of coffee. Medium body, soft and oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. 170214
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
My bottle is brewed In Ghana by Accra Brewery Ltd.
Rating from somewhere before 2008, bottle found in an African shop in Berlin
Tiefschwarz im Glas, süßlich weiche Röstmalzaromen in der Nase. Das Bier ist mild-weich, angenehm röstmalzig-schokoladig, anklänge an Kaffee. Etwas süß. Im Nachgeschmack etwas herber. Sehr schön!
markschiedon (559) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drinking from a 340ml bottle. In the aroma a sweet flowery smell and some liquorice. When it warms up also coffee and boiled milk comes up.
The beer is clear, but it’s hard to tell since it’s almost solid black. It has a brown head that disappears fast.
The taste is also like drinking fluid liquorice. But after the first shock of that a good milky stout comes up. A little watery maybe. Medium-low carbonated.