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

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle in Ghana. Light chocolate, medium burnt toast flavor. Not very hoppy. There is a nice creamy texture and lactose sweetness. Weak finish.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5120) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Rich, deep dark brown coloured body with a thick brown base and a nice, three centimetre tall microfoamed deep brown head - very nice looking. Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee, milk chocolate, figs, prunes, nuts, pecans and a touch of alcohol - nice. Medium-bodied; Assertive creamy and malty flavours at first with some metal twangs and a bit of nuttiness noticeable, along with a defined creamy flavour from the milk/lactose and a good rich sweetness from prunes and raisins. Aftertaste is nice with a light complexity and some minor chocolate flavours to couple with the malt and pit creaminess. Overall, a nice milk-based stout with a rich flavour and nice maltiness - great to sample, perhaps this has gotten better over time, but there isnt much sediment and I dont remember much different from when it was fresh. I sampled this 330 mL can purchased from the Skukuza Rest Camp in/near Nelspruit, South Africa, inside Kruger National Park, South Africa on 21-August-2011 sampled the fourth time after this trip going back to South Africa, in just a few hours with two kids, on 08-August-2015 where ill surely pick up more of this fine beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (3417) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle 0,5ltr: Opaque black colored brew with an dry bitter taste with an little bit of sweetness and also sourness. Hints of roasted malts, chocolate and liquorice. I drink the Nigerian under licence version brewed from the Pabod Brewey. Bought this one at Kaystar Tropische Supermarkt, Ganzehoef, Amsterdam-Zuidoost.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3443) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
330ml can, 6.0% BB July 2016. Black, very big foamy brown head. Aroma is molasses, some apple, yeast, light metallic. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is liquorice forward with coffee, ash and toffee. Pretty tasty and easy drinking, but just a little too sweet for my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (466) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2015
330ml bottle from local SA shop pours just about black with a chocolate malt aroma the taste is rich smooth bitter sweet with creamy toffee chocolate flavours very nice

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
FraekkeFyr87 (160) - - MAY 3, 2015
The color is pitch black. The aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, barley, corn and caramel. The taste is full of coffee, chocolate and caramel. A good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Manslow (384) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 21, 2015
Butelka. Kolor czarny, piana gęsta, trwała. Aromat kremowy,przyjemny. Smak słodkie , waniliowe.Mocne 6% a lekkie kremowe piwo.Dobre.Pite w RPA w 2010r.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sibarh (153) - Białystok, POLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Kolor - czarny, klarowny. Piana - średnio wysoka, nie trwała. Zapach - kawowy. Smak - średnie nuty kawowe, lekki kwasek, średnia słodycz, wyraźna palona goryczka. Smaczne.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2195) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a firm beige head, aroma is malty, the taste is light roasted malt with a sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerkenstock (81) - - JAN 30, 2015
Drink cool (10-12C)Eye: Pours a brownish-black color with a medium sozed beige to brown head and smooth carbonationNose: nuts, dark malts, roasted malts, dark berries, cellar, wine leaves, caramel or crme brle and coffee.Mouth: nuts, nutshells, leaves, coriander, spices, oily to milky texture.Palate: tobacco leaves, dark chocolate, moccaOverall: surprisingly nice beer. much better than the lager in it?s field.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (5015) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
625ml bottle [brewed by Accra Brewery, Ghana - Thank you very much, Aziz!]. Clear, darkest brown colour with ruby red glimmer, average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Dark malty aroma with a grainy, strawy touch, hints of milk chocolate, some roast. Taste is slightly roasty dark malty, some dark malt sweetness, a touch of treacle, malt lozenge; slightly watery, not that far from some German Dunkels.


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