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

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RATINGS: 165   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.


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1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
kjeldahl (20) - Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle in South Africa. Poured very black with a thin brownish head. The aroma was very minimal of grains but no aroma of hops. My first taste was full of anticipation but was not rewarded. No lingering aftertaste. I would not try it again.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
500 ml bottle kindly shared by Nilsas who bought this in Nigeria. Clear deep mahogany body with a light brown head. Sweet burnt sugar on the nose. Sweet and burnt flavors. Medium to full bodied. Burnt finished. Papery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (4863) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours very dark ruby with a tiny tanned head. Aroma is malty, weak vanilla. Taste is well balanced, roast and lactic sweetness, dry lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (838) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Mørk rødbrun farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, lakris og krydder. Smak av malt, kaffe, lakris og sjokolade.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Attap (1) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
I really like this locally available milk stout beer. I buy it by the crate and drink it by the crate. If I go to a drinking pavilion I ask for it on-tap as this is even better so then I drink it by the barrel. I love carrying a fully-loaded 500 ml beer mug around as everyone looks at the beer and smiles - it makes me and others happy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (971) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Duft av kaffe, bek og lakris. Dyp sort farge. Noe skum som forsvinner raskt, litt langs kant. smak av kaffe og bek.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Version brewed in Tanzania. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dry toasted, light coffee, licorice. Flavor is roasted malt, milk chocolate, licorice, hints of coffee. Medium body, soft and oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. 170214

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (1904) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2014
My bottle is brewed In Ghana by Accra Brewery Ltd.
Rating from somewhere before 2008, bottle found in an African shop in Berlin
Tiefschwarz im Glas, süßlich weiche Röstmalzaromen in der Nase. Das Bier ist mild-weich, angenehm röstmalzig-schokoladig, anklänge an Kaffee. Etwas süß. Im Nachgeschmack etwas herber. Sehr schön!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markschiedon (96) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2014
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle bought in Out Of Africa store, Norwich. Dark brown colour with a light brown head. Roasted, semi-sweet aroma. Sweeter to taste. Creamy texture, soft carbonation. It’s not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2485) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
340ml bottle. Pours black with a large head. Aroma is subtle, sweet milky roast. Taste has milky roast to start and a roast yeast finish.


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