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 (233) - 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 (776) - 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 (513) - 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 (5789) - .....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!
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
When I went to South Africa I had so much bad beer, I was getting quite fed up. There IS good beer in South Africa, but most of it is from the brewery in old Südwest (Namibia) Windhoek. But there is one beer... My very first Milk Stout, Castle’s black and amazing stout works on so many levels. Even though there’s the dreaded corn in this beer as well, SA has kept this old beer ticking along and it has a nice niche in South Africa. Several times Afrikaaners would come over in their rugby shirts and tell me how happy they were to see me, a foreigner drink "their" beer and buy me another.
Now, milk stout is a fairly unknown product to Scandinavians, but as I understand it, they make it with lactose sugars. It rounds out the flavor and adds a really nice texture to the beer. It is so good and seems so healthy, selling it under this name is not legal in Sweden (alcohol and milk may not be sold as a product name).
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 (2153) - 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.
markschiedon (171) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drinking from a 340ml bottle. In the aroma a sweet flowery smell and some liquorice. When it warms up also coffee and boiled milk comes up.
The beer is clear, but it’s hard to tell since it’s almost solid black. It has a brown head that disappears fast.
The taste is also like drinking fluid liquorice. But after the first shock of that a good milky stout comes up. A little watery maybe. Medium-low carbonated.