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


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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (5649) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2013
light sour malty aroma,red, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, light soft carbonation, milk finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (11853) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Bought in Kenya. Creamy off-white excellent mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderatre malty and light hoppy aroma. Light sweet lactic light bitter flavor. Chocolate notes. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (2796) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2013
TAP. Pleasant to drink a stout in south Africa next to all these pilsener beers! APPEARANCE: dark beer, nice stable beige head, NOSE: vanilla, some lactose, little coffee, TASTE: vanilla, some coffee, faint chocolate, some milk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtronSeige (1012) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 5, 2013
Aroma: Dry cocoa initially, but later I get toffee as well Appearance: Very dark red/brown, appearing black. Light brown, thin frothy head with a bit of lacing. Taste: Sweet roasted grain, cocoa, bitterness/astringent, caramel, medium-light bitterness, some pear, Palate: medium-full body, fine/soft carbonation, Overall: An enjoyable stout. The stigma linked with the beer is bad, but that has never stopped me before! I have enjoyed this in large quantities. 340 ml bottle, poured.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blade86 (1003) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 18, 2013
milky, sweet armoa; very dark ruby color; lightly sweet, lightly bitter; rather thin body, smooth feel, low carbonation; Overall: not bad, very delicate and smooth, drinkable

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
zvikar (4086) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kerenmk (3414) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 Re-rate 9/14: Botte sample at a tasting at Levi’s place. Thanks Levi. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, milk, caramel and a cookie-ish note. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, milk, coffee, some roast, caramel and a drier finish with a bitterish note. Medium-bodied. 6/3/7/3/13=3.2

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. 2/3/4/2/6=1.7

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Imaena (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1171) - 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.

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