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


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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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 SABs subsidiary in Da Nang.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WhoU (117) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1431) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 4, 2013
33cl bottle from international grocery store in Lisbon. Dark color with thin brownish head. Sweetness and bitterness are low to medium. Texture is smooth but carbonation is maybe too high for it. Dried fruits, water, roasted aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3116) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2012
Probably South Africas best beer. Not too shabby at all. Damn easy drinking and sessionable for a stout. Can see this going down easy in the saf sun

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 14, 2012
.33l bottle in Juba, South Sudan. Brewed under contract in Uganda by Nile Breweries Ltd. Clean dark black pour with small soapy bubble head. Sweet stout aroma, and quite nice sip of sweet smooth malts. Smooth carbonation, light bodied. Labeled as a milk stout, but not too lactic. Dry sweet finish. Pretty decent

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cantabrian (828) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 22, 2012
How fortunate that we have a large South African community in New Zealand that justifies the regular importation of this beer. So proud are those nationals of their runner-up rugby, when they should worship this champion beer. With an on-your-face boer attitude, heres a true milk stout that is not afraid of using the word "milk"! The beer pours very dark brown with a reddish tinge and an Sandton-dark gold head - unfortunately rather thin, which is perhaps the only sin of this beer, as Id prefer a thicker, creamier, sexier head. On the other hand, this is the beer with one of the most wonderful aromas, as a lovely bouquet of blackcurrants, more specifically crme de cassis, arises to liven the senses, perhaps too seductive to be just a Hugenot touch of a South African product. The flavours are all so well wrapped together, malt, caramel, chocolate and blackcurrant, solid and round, with just a touch of hops, never bitter or citrusy, but just to balance the sweetness from being overwhelming. Milky and creamy, but not full bodied, neither dry, one could understand the efforts to popularise this delightful stout, bringing it to a broader domestic audience,from the twist-top crowns to the "Pour, Pause...Engage!"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35077) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2012

Can 330ml.

[ Trade by fiulijn ]. Clear dark brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, milk chocolate, light earthy. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120623]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14044)
- Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
Can @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are sweet roast malt, caramel, nuts, cocoa and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (5750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2012
Can@Ulfborg. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dried fruits and dark berries. Flavor is sweet and malt with some hay, caramel, sugar and dried fruits. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2012
Can 330ml @ fonefan
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, lactose, coffee and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long sweet and roasted finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11146) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
Can, 6%. Very dark brown/red with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, medium sweet, little liquorice, hops and a little bitter.

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