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


on tap

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RATINGS: 173   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (2170) - 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 (780) - 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, here’s 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 I’d 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 crème 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 (34232) - 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 (13796)
- Højbjerg, 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 (5564) - 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 (7246) - 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 (10786) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arve_Christian (2995) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2012
Backlog juli 2009 Saigon, bottle at Irish bar. Black color, good foam. Medium/high complexity Pretty good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2128) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
170811: Black colored milk stout with a fine foam. Sweet aroma. Lightly roasted and sweet taste. lots of flavor from milk sugar. Seems a little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2349) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2012
At just on cool and into a tulip. Pour is shy but raises a thin, compact and mostly lasting tannish crown. Body is black, opaque with just a little darkest brown in the shallows. Aroma is soft and pleasant and reminiscent of milk chocolate and dusty, roasted grains. Chalky, smoky roasted grain palate. Quite nutty with a hint of cocoa butter adding a sweetness to it but no slickness. The finish is husky and smoky, dry and subtley bitter. Quite simple, pleasing and quaffable. Nice body, not big, not small, and quite smooth. Better than anticipated. (75cL, BB 14/06/12, Cellarbrations Kinross)

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