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


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RATINGS: 200   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44144) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40811)
- Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 23, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours pitch black, herbal and dark roasted malty. Dry malty and light citric, bitter and dark roasted malty. Bitter and dark malty flavoured. Mild citric and dry malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
A pitch black beer with a small brown head. The aroma is weird, sour, but sweet with notes of caramel and chocolate, but also some spice I can’t put a name on. The flavor is of milk and chocolate and the mouthfeel is quite dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (26156) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2006
Can. Black coloured with a beige head. Aroma of malts with roasted notes. Flavour of malts with roasted notes and nbotes of hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (25451) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2005
Canned. Black opaque colour with big brown head. Syrup and roast in aroma. Sweet malty and bitter old coffee in flavour. Very watery. No aftertaste to talk about. One of the worst stouts I’ve had so far.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2006
Can 34 cl) Pours a dark mahogany with an orange glow. Delicate, creamy, beige head. Lightly metallic aroma. Medium body with roasted malt and some slightly burned accents. A taste of metal - very distinct metal. A light bitterness from the malt. Thanks to Karsten for providing this. 300406

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (23710) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2002
Very dark brown. Sweet and full bodied. Molasses flavour. Not very bitter. Rather one dimensional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours a black color with an off-white head. Sweet malty slightly roasted aroma with some hints of chocolate. Sweet roasted malty flavor with some hints of chocolate. Has a slightly thin mouthfeel and the finish is sweet malty and with some hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (21634) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle at the first German local RateBeer tasting at Wasaba in Idar-Oberstein. Courtesy of Bierkrug - thanks! Clear dark brown, huge beige head. Aroma is medicinal and metallic. Taste is sweet and thin.
Earlier Rating: 3/21/2011 Total Score: 2.4
Bottle at a grocery store in Dar es Salaam, brewed by Tanzania Breweries. Clear ruby brown, medium thick brown head. Aroma of shoe polish. Taste is watery milk chocolate, burnt carbon. Sort of not fair, because we shared a bottle of Crooked Line Labyrinth Black Ale just before trying this one. Different universe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2002
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012
2012-04-20, bottle from Ghana, courtesy of friend Maria, 6-4-6-2-11=29
Black color; good head, beige, creamy. Aroma of roasted malts, a bit oxidised; metallic too. Some milky roasted malt flavor not deep, with some oxidisation. Medium bitterness. Stale.

2005-02-12, can, 6-3-6-3-12=30
Very dark beer. The aroma shows more the roasted malt and the malt than the coffee. The flavor has malt, roasted malt, caramel, liquorice; soft, quite good.

2002-09-10, can, 2-4-4-3-10=23
Black colour, big head, thick. Almost no aroma, just a little metallic. Some sweetness and roasted malt bitterness, no character.

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