Brewed by Shaw Wallace (SABMiller)
Style: Malt Liquor
Mumbai, India


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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Indiaís largest selling strong beer, poised to be the number 1 brand in the country, with an annual sale of over 10 million cases. Smooth tasting yet with a malty flavour and enjoyably strong.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Divyy (2) - INDIA - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
Haywards 5000, Indiaís first genuine stout beer , is handcrafted from a rich blend of the world famous Caledon valley dark roasted barley malt along with a blend of imported and locally produced pale malts. New Zealandís super alpha hops give Haywards Black a unique and pleasantly bitter taste with a hop like aroma. The Dark Roasted malt provides a rich dark colouring along with a unique smoky taste and aroma. The Slow brewing process which incorporates specially managed yeast creates the creamy head and the rich smooth taste that stout is so much loved for. Haywards Black is brewed under the special care of renowned brew masters with many years of brewing expertise and rich experience from the SABMiller stable , One of the largest brewing companies in the world with a brewing heritage of over a hundred years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
DougMellows (3) - - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
My favourite beer when I need it to get me pickled. Take 6 of these whoppers, punch your taste buds with the hottest curry you have ever tasted and instantly enjoy the ensuing hours simulating what it feels like to be an alcoholic for over 40-50 years. My only regret is it's extremely hard to get in Australia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2002
I had a 650ml bottle at a restaurant w. company, so my comments are general and may be corrupted by Indian food, but Iíd have to say that Iíve found a really fine Indian beer. Nicely aromatic, strong at 7% alcohol, a nice deep gold color w. sweet, fruity, full flavor. Great complement to the food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldmonk420 (26) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2004
One of Indiaís largest selling strong beer with 7%. This beer taste like malt liquor. Head is average. Very stron aromatic. Light carbonation to keep you from getting gassy and bloated. Definately goes well with tandoori and other sorts of spicy Indian food!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (506) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12 oz bottle from Dís in Pittsburgh. I see that the ratings are kind of low, but I liked this one for what it is. Had a nice lingering taste that stayed with you and was pleasantly smooth overall making the experience above average. Try it yourself and give it a fair chance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2418) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
26 mar 2012, bottle. Light yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Soft aroma: green apples and hay. Thin body and fizzy. Tastes like a sweet lager with some alcohol background. Not great but surprisingly light for an 8% beer. This certainly has its place in Indian cuisine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloshgator (352) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Haywards is an Indian lager with some flavor and body. Sweet maltiness that isnít too bad for an Indian restaurant. Nice amber color with fluffy head that dissipates quickly. Served in an big 1 pint 6 oz bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2004
Pours with a two-finger head that leaves a ton of lace. Very pale yellow color. Light carbonation. Nose is hay like in a barn. Starts and finishes sweet. Light bodied. So far my best beer from India but this is only the fourth. The label has this "manufactured" by Skol Breweries. $1.95 for a 330ml bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - APR 11, 2008
Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is sweet with a slight hop flavor. Refreshing and pretty decent for a lager. Went well with the Indian food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2135) - JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
Itís not bad...a big imperial lager. Listed a 8% on my bottle. Malty heavy, not too macro tasting sweet finish. Better cold no doubt though.

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