boomerfast (1) - Northfield, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had this in Ghana and I miss it badly. It had a very thick, creamy texture. Wonderful aroma and a very unique refreshing taste.
Brodies_Best (200) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
340 ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with light brown head that dissappears quickly. Leaves ring around glass edge. Aroma of sweet malt and milk. Tree tomatoes? Acidic. Taste of smooth sweet malty sweetness. Slight bitterness comes through. Very drinkable.
Cantabrian (674) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!"
AtronSeige (324) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A delicous dark beer with a nice thick head at the start. A true stout with a almost woody-smoke smell and a delicous full flavor. It’s a truly delicous South African Stout classic.
ptashark (2) - Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 11, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice and sweet aftertaste. A lot nicer than Guiness in my opinion. Now available on tap as well!
Chokehold (20) - cape town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stout beer, black in color, good head, VERY good aroma. Glides down your throat like guinness, but is very differnt taste wise. Despite all the good things about this beer, i would never buy one again. Horrible aftertaste, and lingering stench if you get it on your hands.
drpimento (2030) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had the good fortune of trying this beer a couple of times around Jozi today. Pours with a large, foamy, uniform tan head and a little lace. Color is a clear, dark mahagoney. Aroma is malt, roast, bit of cocoa, and chestnuts. Flavor is like aroma and is well balanced between bitter, sweet, tang; fleshed out with those flavors as well. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of medium length. Very drinkable.
fodesouare (24) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth and creamy, this is the best stout you’re going to find in West Africa (though it’s South African). It has a light coffee and chocolate aroma. Delicious.
LucyCorne (25) - SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great example of a milk stout and the best product SAB puts out. Prefer it in bottle than on nitrogen tap. Great sweet molasses aroma and tastes like Christmas in a bottle!