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

bottled
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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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.


imaragingbull's rating

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque deep black brown with big foamy tight creamy tan head. Aromas of sweet malts, rum, booze, pitted fruits, chocolate, lactose milk, floral, herbal, lightly grassy hop aromas, light caramel and butterscotch. Medium body, milky sweet light creamy flavour and mouthfeel, a touch of roast and hop bitterness. Finish is lightly sweet, refreshing, milky - a touch burnt and a touch vegetal. Not bad for a macro.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2014
Can. It’s dark brown with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of toffee, lactose, milk chocolate, sweet malt, caramel and a light smokiness. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbertels (119) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Can bought at soccer match in Chimoio, Mozambique. Black as night and with some carbonation. Strong flavours of coffee and even some dairy. Very nice and quite original.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1743) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2014
Another courtesy of my friend Cantabrian. Heartfelt thanks mate. As black as it comes with a covering of latte coloured head. Fresh, creamy aromas of cream and chocolate malts. This pretty much sums up the flavour with maybe a little bit of cola as well. Some slightly prickly carbonation, which surprised and a finish like cola. A simple beast, but tasty enough.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grzesiek79 (3292) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Piwo fajnie wygladajace dosc ciemna barwa ale troche czerwonych refleksow tez bylo. Kremowa srednia ale za to bardzo trwala piana. W smaku slodowo slodkawe piwo, z odrobina bananow i wanilli w tle. Biszkoptowy i lekko palony posmak. Finisz palono slodkawy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abrakarl (336) - SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
Nice aroma, something slightly different than a Guinness. Not as thick and slightly sweeter. Coffee is there obviously together with malts and roasting. Black and creamy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JRiley77 (15) - SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 28, 2014
Although this is a mass produced beer, it is good. Creamy and smooth and is easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beezzting (21) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 31, 2014
Great beer. Smooth, sweet with good lacing. Would definitely recommend..............

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleksander9 (501) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 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. -Castle milk stout ultra smooth- Pours black with impressive off-white head. Great lacing! Aroma is gym socks, metal, roasted malt and some chocolate. Creamy and smooth palate. Aftertaste is roasted, chocolate milk, some metal and some hop bitterness.Overall: Really good! Aroma is not good, but the rest is impressive for a big brewing company. Total score is the average of normal and ultra smooth.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlackerMads (1681) - 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 (1334) - , 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


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