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

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RATINGS: 173   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.


kjeldahl's rating

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleksander9 (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2014
-Backlog- Black with tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and milk chocolate. Creamy palate. Aftertaste is sweet milk chocolate and a nice and refreshing mix of spicy noble hops and sweet roasted malt. Overall: Mass produced, but wow. This one is excellent and easy to drink.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlackerMads (1439) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle, t t t twist off! Black with a medium sized light brown head. Cornflakes, light grain, roasted malt, maybe a little chocolate if I stretch it. Medium body, oily texture, soft/medium carbonation, medium sweet with little bitterness. Somewhat inoffensive and perhaps likeable if you care for cornflakes with chocolate.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thorongil2 (1166) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
(bottle) clear very dark colour with a tall brown head; aroma of roast, hint os soy sauce; watery palate; simple faint flavour; not terrible but not attractive either

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goochflies (48) - Kaiserstuhl, SWITZERLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle in Juba South Sudan Bar. One of my favorite African beers. Creamy, smooth, malty with sweet nose and nice frothy head with slight bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wanja (612) - GERMANY - MAY 24, 2014
0.3 l bottle at Krüger Nationalpark... Nice black color, stable head. Like cold coffee with milk cream... Nice sweet malt aroma of chocolate, coffee and alcohol... Typicall sweet and alcoholy milk stout taste... Coffee ending...

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerohen (1977) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
Thanks to LeoR for sharing. Dark colored, small brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweetness, licorice. Flavor of roasted malts and sugary sweetness. Not that good....

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (4957) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
Bottled brought from South Africa by LeoR, medium sample. Dark color, short frothy brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt, bit licorice, sugary, molasses. Sugary sweet taste, slight bitter, quite dry. Typical.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2014
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).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (2622) - 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 (5157) - 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.


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