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


on tap


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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerohen (2169) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
Thanks to LeoR for sharing. Dark colored, small brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweetness, licorice. Flavor of roasted malts and sugary sweetness. Not that good....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (6642) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2014
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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7861) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Mørk rødbrun farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, lakris og krydder. Smak av malt, kaffe, lakris og sjokolade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Attap (1) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (3425) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Duft av kaffe, bek og lakris. Dyp sort farge. Noe skum som forsvinner raskt, litt langs kant. smak av kaffe og bek.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10199) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (7755) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2014
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!

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