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


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RATINGS: 177   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.

Vaiz's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (3391) - Den Haag, - FEB 26, 2013
Can. Brown pour. Aroma is roasted, brown sugar, malty and somewhat spicy. Flavor is sweet, sugary, watery, a bit thin but clean. Well drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grzesiek79 (3255) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abrakarl (323) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beezzting (17) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 31, 2014
Great beer. Smooth, sweet with good lacing. Would definitely recommend..............

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleksander9 (468) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlackerMads (1651) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thorongil2 (1276) - , 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goochflies (50) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wanja (618) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerohen (2010) - 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....

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